文化警察24時 (21) タクシーとTシャツ(カナダ)

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今回の「文化警察24時」の舞台はカナダ東海岸の大都市ハリファックス。この街には、タクシーの運転手を対象とした、ある変わった条例があるそうです。日本では当然のことなのですが、それはどのような決まりでしょうか…。

「文化警察24時」は、少し英語が苦手!という皆さんを対象にした、長さもレベルも聞きやすい番組です。しっかり聞いて、しっかり声に出して練習してみましょう。
Culture Cops (21): In Canada

Val walks up to a parked (yet on duty) taxi driver in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and reminds the driver that although it's summer, all drivers are required to wear a long sleeve shirt with a collar, and that t-shirts are strictly prohibited.

Val (Knocking on taxi window): Excuse me, sir. Could you roll your window down completely, please?

M: Oh sure. Good afternoon, officer. What seems to be the problem?

Val: Good afternoon, sir. Why don't you take a wild guess and tell me what you think you're doing wrong?

M: Um, I honestly don't know. I'm pulled over in the taxi area, and I'm not blocking any fire hydrants.

Val: Yes… but look at your clothes.

M: Oh, the t-shirt? Officer, it's 30 degrees outside!

Val: Rules are rules, sir. All taxi cab drivers in Halifax must wear a long sleeve shirt that also has a collar. Maybe you can just turn up the AC?

M: (sighs) Yes, ma'am. I'll change quickly. I've got another shirt in the trunk. But this is an older taxi, so the AC doesn't work well. I guess it'll have to do.

Val: Well you know what they say: if you can't take the heat, get out of the seat! (Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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