I like to observe people.
Often times what they do and how they do it can be entertaining.
For Cubans, hailing a cab is more like hitching a ride in the U.S. The taxis have routes that they drive all day long, So if one stops, you first have to ask if it’s going past where you want to go.
Instead of putting out a thumb, the favored method seems to be variations of finger waving.
One Finger Up. (optimist )
One finger down. (tired )
One finger hidden. ( gift offering ? )
Two fingers horizontal. ( confident )
The peace sign.
Four fingers horizontal. ( testing one’s nerves )
Four fingers vertical. ( the lazy method )
Two and Two. ( not easy, obviously a pro )