Volume 3 Chapter 65 Taxi
After listening to Krush, Mercado gave up on finding work at the Sandton industrial district. Rather he headed to the Falling Rain Valley, planning to participate in the driver’s license exam at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
After personally experiencing the speed and comfort of the Magic Car, Mercado was certain that this thing would replace horse carriages. It would become the most used method of transportation in the Lampuri Kingdom and even the Sines Continent.
Then that driver’s license would be necessary in the future. If he passed the test ahead of time, it meant that he would have an advantage compared to others.
But while Mercado was excited when he rode Krush’s Magic Car to the Falling Rain Valley, after he arrived, he was heartlessly rejected by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m sorry, we aren’t holding driver’s license exams right now. If you want to apply, please patiently wait for a notice from our company.” The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s receptionist was young, beautiful, and had a nice voice, but he was dissatisfied when he heard this.
“Why?” Mercado angrily slapped the desk in front of him, “This Magic Car is clearly produced by your company and you’re the ones who want people to take the exam, so now you’re telling me that you’re not holding exams? Are you playing me? Doesn’t this mean that if I go and buy a Magic Car, but because I don’t have a driver’s license, wouldn’t I have bought it for nothing? Because I can’t drive it at all! Tell me, how do you do business like this!”
Mercado’s raised voice echoed through the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s lobby, immediately attracting everyone’s attention.
The receptionist’s face turned a bit red as she quickly shook her head and said, “I’m sorry, this sir, I didn’t mean that. This is the policy of our company. Moreover…..our company currently isn’t planning on selling Magic Cars to individuals right now…..”
“Not selling to individuals?” Mercado’s eyes popped out again, “Then who are you planning to sell to? Only to the Fersen Carriage Company? Could it be that we normal people aren’t qualified to buy it?”
Seeing Mercado’s fierce expression, the receptionist’s face turned completely red. She could only shake her head and couldn’t say a single word.
Although she had been the receptionist for some time, the guest that came here all admired the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so they were very polite to her. How could they be as fierce as Mercado was now? It really made it hard for her to adapt.
Seeing that the receptionist was speechless, Mercado became even angrier.
Because he had been unemployed for half a year, Mercado had a lot of pressure. Now that he had finally found a chance for better work with the driver’s license, but he was told that he couldn’t test for one, it immediately made the anger he had over the last half a year explode.
“Let me tell you, if your Frestech Chamber of Commerce doesn’t let me test for a driver’s license, you’re discriminating against us normal people. I’ll tell…..”
Mercado had just said this when he felt someone tapping his shoulder and he angrily waved his hand.
That person tapped his shoulder once again.
Mercado’s anger surged and without caring, he turned and sent out a punch.
However, this punch seemed like it had hit a soft but firm wall, scattering all the power behind this fist.
Mercado looked at the tornado that surrounded his right fist in a daze before looking up at the person in front of him, immediately becoming shocked. It was like a tub of cold water fell over him and his legs turned soft as he fell to the ground.
Xu Yi shook his head and waved his hands at the guards, stopping them from coming over. He reached out towards Mercado on the ground and said with a faint smile, “This sir, no matter how you feel about our Frestech Chamber of Commerce, you don’t need to yell at such a young girl like this, right? Getting angry doesn't solve your problem. If you have opinions, you can calmly express them. If we can solve them, then I think that we will be happy to help you.”
Mercado looked at Xu Yi in front of him. That anger that filled his mind completely disappeared and all that was left was shame. He wished that he could dig a hole to jump into.
It really was too embarrassing!
He had actually yelled at a young girl in front of all these people and had even cursed the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in their domain!
The most important thing was that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Xu had seen him!
“I…..I…..I don’t have any opinions, just…..I just lost control of my emotions…..” Mercado couldn’t meet Xu Yi’s eyes at all, as he kept looking around while answering, “That…..Xu…..Chairman Xu, you…..you shouldn’t mind it. I…..I was just impulsive and…..didn’t mean anything.”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, “I can understand that everyone will feel like that sometimes. But this sir, I heard you say that you wanted to take the test for a driver’s license?”
Hearing this question, Mercado remembered his goal. Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Xu was in front of him, how could he miss this great chance?
He ignored his shame and embarrassment as he looked at Xu Yi with an expectant look and said, “Right, I rode the Fersen Carriage Company’s new public transportation line and heard the driver mention that a Magic Car requires a license, so I came to ask about it. Chairman Xu, why aren’t you holding tests for driver’s licenses right now? I feel that there is a lot of promise with these Magic Cars, so there will definitely be people who want to test for driver’s licenses in the future.”
Xu Yi looked at him with a bit of surprise, “You just heard it from a driver and you wanted to take the test?”
“Un, because I feel that the Magic Cars will definitely replace the horse carriages, so it’s better to get the driver’s license as soon as possible.” Mercado said with a nod.
Xu Yi smiled as he looked over Mercado again. He thought that this fellow who looked hysteric just now had quite the insight.
“It will definitely be opened, but it is currently being prepared and there are many things that haven’t been finished yet, so it isn’t open for now.” Xu Yi explained, “If you really want to take the test, you can wait for our Frestech Chamber of Commerce to announce it.”
Although it was the same answer, Mercado definitely didn’t dare shout at Xu Yi. He could only honestly agree, but he didn’t give up as he asked, “Then chairman Xu, why will the Magic Cars be sold to normal people like us?”
Xu Yi asked back in an interested voice, “What are you planning on buying the Magic Car for?”
Mercado scratched his head and said in an embarrassed voice, “This…..I was riding on the medium sized Magic Passenger Car and felt that with how fast it ran and how comfortable it was, it would definitely be popular for traveling long distances. So I thought…..You see, there are many places the Fersen Carriage Company’s public transport system doesn’t reach and if there was a Magic Car that specially brought them to those places which could be called at any time, it would definitely be popular.”
Xu Yi looked at Mercado with a look of surprise. If he didn’t misunderstand, this Mercado actually wanted to buy a Magic Car to use as a taxi?
This fellow didn’t seem that special, but he never thought that his mind for business would be this good. He was able to step ahead of everyone else and come up with the concept of a taxi!
Seeing the strange expression on Xu Yi’s face, Mercado thought that he had said something wrong. He revealed an awkward smile, “This…..Chairman Xu, do you think that my idea is laughable?”
“No, it’s not laughable at all.” Xu Yi quickly shook his head, “It should be that I admire your idea, but just one or two is too petty. How about this, you can go to the Fersen Carriage Company to see chairman Pompeii and say I’m introducing you. I think that chairman Pompeii will definitely be interested in your idea and would be very happy to discuss it with you.”
Xu Yi actually took a piece of paper from the receptionist and wrote a simple letter of introduction, which caused Mercado’s heart to almost explode with excitement.
Chairman Xu was actually recommending him to the Fersen Carriage Company’s chairman Pompeii! He also said that chairman Pompeii would be interested in his idea!
Great! I, Mercado can have a day like this!
Being able to connect with important people like chairman Xu and chairman Pompeii, he would definitely become rich!
Xu Yi put his personal seal on the letter of introduction and gave it to Mercado who didn’t know what to do with his excitement. He patted him on the shoulder and had a guard on the side send him off before returning to the people who had been waiting on the side.
“Sorry, I’ve made you wait for a small matter.” Xu Yi said to everyone with a smile.
“How so?” The Sarank Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Rank waved his hand with a smile, “We’ve seen how magnanimous chairman Xu is through this small matter. You could have just chased this fellow out, but you actually listened to him, helped him come up with a plan, and even introduced him to chairman Pompeii. It really is admirable.”
“That’s right. Although I always thought that chairman Xu is a generous person who didn’t care about the small stuff, I never thought that chairman Xu’s heart is this open. You’re even willing to calmly talk to this kind of person, I really can’t admire you anymore.” The Armani Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Vincent also had the same praise.
Even the Falcao Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Morgan who didn’t always have the best relationship with Xu Yi also nodded as he praised, “Indeed, chairman Xu makes me feel ashamed. I think that you wouldn’t make us look that bad later, don’t you think, chairman Xu?”
Xu Yi looked over the three of them and gave a cold laugh in his heart.
These three fellows were calling him “magnanimous” and “open hearted” was to remind him to make some concessions later.
But it was a pity that for the Magic Car technology that they wanted, he couldn’t give relent at all and could only make them disappointed.