A Japanese tourist hailed a taxi in downtown Manila and asked to be taken to the Manila terminal airport.
On the way, a car zoomed by and the tourist responded, “Oh! Toyota – Made in Japan! Very fast!”
Not too long afterward, another car flew by the taxi. “Oh! Nissan – Made in Japan! Very fast!”
Then yet another car zipped by, and the tourist said, “Oh! Mitsubishi – Made in Japan! Very fast!”
The taxi driver, who was 100% Filipino, was starting to get a little annoyed that the Japanese made cars were passing his taxi, when yet another car passed the taxi as they were turning into the airport.
“Oh! Honda – Made in Japan! Very fast!”
The taxi driver stopped the car, pointed to the meter, and said, “That’ll be 500 pesos.”
The Japanese were shocked, “500 pesos? It was short ride! Why so much?”
The Taxi driver smiled as he replied, “Meter – Made in Philippines. Very fast.”