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Olympic staffer invited to visit Jamaica for helping gold medalist

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@ebisen

Actually not. Taxis should be individually disinfected after each ride and are usually not shared among thousands of people like trains are. Therefore they're just as safe as the normal Olympics transportation systems. 

If that were the case, why are regular taxis on the no-no list for how to get home from the airport after an international flight? The gov here clearly lumps them in with other public transportation.

Also,v you and the people agreeing to you, learn not to throw dirt on a genuine story of kindness like this one is.

I don’t think asking a simple question is “throwing dirt.” I clearly wrote that the gesture was very nice.

However, details about the taxi are an important point that all articles are totally leaving out for some reason. Maybe they broke the bubble, and maybe they used a special Olympics taxi (if it were for the Olympics, why would they have to pay out of their own pocket?), but either way, shouldn’t the article include that?

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when a simple act of human kindness is appropriated by commercial enterprise, and turned into a global media event..... funny old world!

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Doesn’t putting him in a regular taxi mean he was on public transportation, therefore breaking the so-called “bubble”?

Actually not. Taxis should be individually disinfected after each ride and are usually not shared among thousands of people like trains are. Therefore they're just as safe as the normal Olympics transportation systems. Also,v you and the people agreeing to you, learn not to throw dirt on a genuine story of kindness like this one is.

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Very nice.

I hope no incident will happen when she arrives in Jamaica.

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I agree that was a very nice gesture, but, uh… Doesn’t putting him in a regular taxi mean he was on public transportation, therefore breaking the so-called “bubble”? Why are no articles pointing that out?

I believe it was one of the designated taxis for travelling between Olympic venues.

This comes across to me as, everyone else told him to take another bus back to village, and this mixed race woman was the only person to help him. Despite this, I see Japanese bragging about their "omotenashi". Really strange.

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Parchment must be a very rich man in Jamaica because of gold medal.

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Oh. That's nice.

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I agree that was a very nice gesture, but, uh… Doesn’t putting him in a regular taxi mean he was on public transportation, therefore breaking the so-called “bubble”? Why are no articles pointing that out?

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I receive kindnesses every day from people I don't know..... and reciprocate when I am able.... isn't that normal?

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"I just did what I can do," 

"Every Jamaican knows that gratitude is a must,"

In a nutshell, that is life.

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