There’s nothing like a person being proud of what they do, even when it comes to driving a tuk-tuk or songthaew for a living. And to show that pride, not to mention showing off to your friends, a little help from Serpico a.k.a. Al Pacino wouldn’t hurt.
Back in 2010, Aon, Jeremy Aaron and I went shopping in this big market in Savannakhet and when it came time to leave we needed to take a tuk-tuk. There are dozens of tuk-tuks outside the market and as soon as I saw this one, I figured if the driver was hip enough to know who Serpico/Al Pacino was then this was the one we were going to take.