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Bus Rears for Taxi Eyes

About a year ago, I noticed that there was a battle for taxi drivers.
The “yellow” industry posted this “Drive Yellow, Earn Green” ad on the back of a NYCT bus in an attempt to attract drivers.  I then noticed that the whole taxi industry is using this space.

Here are the ads I’ve seen… I find it comical that one form of transit is advertising on the back of their competition.

drive_yellow_earn_green

Drive Yellow, It’s Easier than Ever. Isn’t that racist?

uber-14000

14,000 is a big number! Wait is there some fine print?

gett-1600

1600 is less than 14000 but it’s weekly! I gett it!

via-byhour

Let’s not talk about money.

driveyello

You pay us, and drive. No need to speak English anymore!

uber-nobos

Unemployment has no shifts, no boss and no limits also!

gett-1600-yello

Hey, maybe if we keep the same slogan and change the color, we can attract new drivers.

uber-7000

I liked the 14000 guarantee better.

gett-betterpay

Is a 10% commission a good or bad thing?

uber-zeroperweek

Free Cars! Where do I sign?

uber-rentcar

What happened to the happy white guys in the last ad? Maybe they are not happy anymore.

via-1000

Only 1000, but I the other guy had bigger numbers!

via-guarantee

What is the guarantee? $10/hr?

I’m guessing this battle will continue until the driverless car is introduced.

Update 11/21/16 – I found three more

uber500

$500 Now…where do I sign?

via6500

Can I get the $6,500 plus the $500 sign up bonus from Uber?

uber1500

I’ll take the $6,500/month – it’s a bigger number

$700 When I start? How much when I finish?

Can I get the $700 and a free car?

AeYO!

“AeYO!” is the sound you’ll make when you hear the price 648 Euros or when you hit the ground in a heap after wiping out on this bike/skates combo that is neither a bike nor skates but something in between. Who thought it would be good to strap more restrictive things to your skates?

From http://www.aeyo.com/

 

Don’t Text and Fart

While this may be a little outside the core competency of Wheeled Thing – it is something we know all too much about.

While reading an article titled “Japanese tourism board writes pamphlet to remind Chinese visitors to not fart or burp in public” on the website Shanghaiist, I was served an ad with the headline, “Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks

Text-and_Burp

Don’t Text and Fart

That leads to two questions:

  1. Was this ad served because we should not burp and fart while texting and/or driving?
  2. What kind of tips do you need not to text and drive?  I mean, I could use some tips to prevent farting and burping, but if you are driving, don’t text – how hard is that?