#1 Jan 25th, 2016, 18:19
- Join Date:
- Jan 2004
Here's the New York Times on a tout frankly asking a supposed tourist to visit a handicraft showroom so that the driver will get a kilo of rice:
The new sodawaterbatliwala
Once upon a time, there were two rickshawalas. One called 99percent rickshawala and other called Bhooka Googlewala. Mr Googlewala was very good at spotting newcomers to the browser-station. He always enticed you with stores that paid Mr Googlewala to bring these customers. The rickshawala was so efficient and smart, it soon had tied up many shopkeepers, and Mr googlewala just did not restrict himself to station alone, he went to Browser-highways and apps-lanes too.
So the story goes....googlewala became a respected businessman that even the browser-highway patrol feared. Mr. Googlewala paid other browser-stations, to call him when they got a new customer. Mr. Googlewala paid small cut to other browser-stations.
Soon, every newcomer sought the googlewala rickshaw man. And they all lived happily after. However poor rickshawalla with his 2lb rice became a pariah because Mr Googlewala had taken over the phones of all newcomers and now tracked her from the moment she bought a ticket
Last edited by nycank; Jan 28th, 2016 at 07:36..