Many people do compare Taxi to a lottery, I've seen it countless times. I didn't use 'lottery' as a metaphor, I didn't even use 'lottery'It's NOT some cryptic puzzle. The lottery comparison is very wrong.
as a hard simile, I said, "not unlike",lol! I used another "soft" simile, "sort of like",lol, "Where's Waldo". I agree, Taxi listings aren't
a lottery, and aren't a cryptic puzzle, but to some, metaphorically, they seem to be, so rather than dispel their perspective, I chose to entertain that perspective into one that might seem more logical, and arrive at a better understanding.
I probably wouldn't have used the word 'wrong' because of it's moral or religious implication, I might have chosen 'incorrect' instead,
however that's probably being a little nit picky!