However, this was no ordinary request. He made it crystal clear that he wanted the Mercedes C-Class Silverbird taxi or known as the Mercy executive taxi (Indonesians call Mercs, Mercy).
"I want to travel in style" katanyer. Sebenornye dia nak menghabih-kan rupiah dia. Lain kali kalo ada rupiah lebih and tak nak bawak balik Malaysia, cuba-cubale bawak letak kat celah2 kusyen sofa aku.
Anyway, I called up Bluebird's call centre and made my request for a Mercy Silverbird taxi. The lady on the other end of the line said she could not promise a Mercy.
By the way, the Bluebird Group which operates the famous Bluebird taxis has different brandnames for different types of vehicles in its' fleet.
- Bluebird - the normal Toyota Vios taxi
- Silverbird - executive taxi, usually Toyota Cedric, Toyota Crown or Mercedes Benz C-Class
- Goldenbird - luxury limousines from E-Class Mercs to Toyota Alphard
- Bigbird - chartered buses.
... and not this
Steve was visibly upset when I told him that they could not promise a Mercy. Ngalahkan superstar Hong Kong tul.
However, lucky for him, moments later a black C-Class pulled up at the gate. Steve was smiling ear-to-ear.
He then forced the Silverbird driver to snap a photo of us with the Mercy at the back. Siap ko... lain kali untuk hantor ko ke airport aku pesan Silver Bajai je.