One of my colleagues went to India on a business trip. When he arrived at Dilhei Airport, he took a taxi to the hotel.
Where he was greeted by his hospitable Indian host.
The taxi driver demanded the equivalent of eight dollars. My friend thought it was a reasonable price and gave him the money.
But the host grabbed the bills and initiated a verbal assault upon the cabby.
Calling him a worthless parasite and a disgrace to their country for trying to overcharge visitors.
The host threw half the amount at the driver and told him never to return.
The taxi driver stepped on the accelerator and ran away. The host returned the rest of the money to my colleague and asked him how his trip was.
"Fine," the business- man replied, "until you chased the cab away with my luggage in the trunk."