Danish Taxi in nearby town waiting for a customer.
What on earth does a taxi have to do with Le Mans? Let’s start with the taxi first. A few years ago I read this article in a Danish deaf magazine about a man who loved to drive taxis and serve people in this way. He just had a minor problem. He was deaf and couldn’t hear that well inside the car. So what do you do? You totally revamp the entire taxi with teleloops inside and the service is ready. That is rare to see these days, that the employee and employer both go out of their way, as it is not the employee’s own car. It all turned out to be a win/win situation for both parties.
So where does Le Mans come into play? Well for starters, it started yesterday (Saturday) and will finish today at 3pm my time in Denmark on television. I have watched it since 2003 and I hope that the Danish legend driver Tom Kristensen, 8-time winner of Le Mans, wins it for the 9th time. At Le Mans, communication is just as important for normal hearing people and I have often wondered if they could hear anything at all while they drive at the speed they do. I may not have driven as fast, but I have been passenger in a Porsche once, at this event in Copenhagen 2 years ago, and surprisingly I could hear enough to talk a little bit with the driver while he drove. I just enjoyed the ride and watched how he drove and took the corners. I’m sure if I had the right helmet and such, I would be able to hear almost as good with the teleloops. Maybe one day I will get to try it out. (PS: Tom didn't win first place, but won 2nd place for the first time)
The Quiet Photographer