Re: Taxi - back or front seat?
I prefer to assume that sitting in the front implies a certain familiarity with the driver. If I sit up front in a strange taxi next to a strange driver, I'm imposing familiarity on him, that I have no right to do. Sitting in the back is where I consider it normal for a customer to sit, because I don't know the driver.
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