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A cow you can steer

A cow you can steer



Oct 23, 8:16 AM (ET)


SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A Chilean taxi driver has come up with a new way to fight assaults: make your vehicle so conspicuous that nobody would dare try to rob you.

After being robbed several times, Juan Geraldo upholstered and covered every square inch of his car's interior with black and white spotted cowhides, including the steering wheel and ceiling. He then decorated the interior with stuffed toy cows, and added a horn that moos.

The visual effect is even more impressive at night, when the black and white taxi interior is set off from floor to ceiling by a flood of neon light.

"The effect was immediate. They haven't robbed me since," said Geraldo, who said the special effects also brought in more clientele and allowed him to expand his cab fleet from one car to nine.

The 46-year-old taxi driver with 27 years of experience completes the cow theme by dressing in a cowhide jacket and hat.

"The numbers don't lie, the cow cabs attract more clients," Geraldo said. "Today all most all of our business is with repeat customers."

Geraldo said about 80 percent of his clients are women and that he gets calls from television personalities, former government officials and for children's birthday parties.

Although he has rejected an idea suggested by some to rent out the cow cabs for amorous encounters, he is trying to patent his idea and is keen on coming up with other variants.

"Some would love the idea of a zebra cab or a lion cab," said Geraldo. "It's a question of using your imagination."

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Dondrei

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That was last night, it's 2:00PM now.

I keep seeing this title and thinking "a steer you can cow", presumably like the one in Crocodile Dundee... LOL, puns make me awesome.
 

MapleBarb

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That was last night, it's 2:00PM now.

I keep seeing this title and thinking "a steer you can cow", presumably like the one in Crocodile Dundee... LOL, puns make me awesome.
I dont know why but I began reading the article expecting to find out the cow was driving the taxi :shocked: so rather dissapointing ending to this :grin:



 
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