I’m finally back in the U.S.! Our trip to Japan was awesome beyond words which is why I’ll be spending the next few days going through photos and writing up very long blog posts.

Whenever I get a cab from JFK they always ask me how I want to go to my destination. I don’t drive so I never have any idea what the difference is. One time I said to take the BQE, but then the cab driver said that the BQE was busy so local streets would be better. So why did he ask me if he was going to choose the faster route?

This guy today asked me twice and I just told him to take the faster route. The paranoid part of me thinks that they’re asking because my answer will inform them about whether or not they can take me for a ride. Even so, the fare has always ended up about the same.