Twice yesterday a taxi driver took advantage of me. In the first incident, the ride was supposed to cost 400 yen, but the man kept driving around until the meter said 1,600.
In the evening another taxi driver took me to the wrong street. I was showing the driver the map, but even then he brought me to the wrong place. He told me in Japanese, “I don’t know.” What a rogue! I was so furious! In Japanese he apologised.
In Queens some taxi drivers charge $100 for a $10 ride. Such corruption!
— 22 December 1982