A Japanese tourist flew into Vancouver and took a taxi to the downtown area. Along the way, he observes that everything in British Columbia seems to move at a much slower pace than it does in Tokyo.
Unable to contain himself, he says to the cabbie, “Your taxis are too slow. Japanese taxis go very fast! Look at your buses – they move at snail pace. In Japan, buses run like hell… Look at the speed of your motorcycles. Japanese motorcycles barrel along!”
At the end of the ride, the taxi fare came to $80.
“What!” exclaims the furious Japanese tourist. “Your taxi meter runs too fast!”
“Yes, it does,” replies the cabbie. “It’s made in Japan!”