I really can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked down a crowded tourist streets and a rickshaw driver pulls up next to me in a bumble-bee colored taxi pod and says “Hello, Indian Helicopter”? It’s a pretty lame way to entice some to visit an emporium, after the burping and sputtering rickshaws are nothing like helicopter rides. But it must work on some people. Indeed one rickshaw-wallah in Mumbai has taken the sales pitch to the next level and modded his shaw for maximum tourist bilking.

I wonder if I would jump in if this guy pulled up next to me. I’d like to think that I would.

Link via Calamur on Flickr and Neatorama