The Anxious Taxi Driver

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I took a taxi to a friend’s house in the southern suburbs of town and after a few minutes I realized I gave him the wrong address.

So I decided to gently nudge the driver on his shoulder so I could tell him the right address but to my surprise he went crazy!

He almost lost control of the car; he hit a garbage can; he almost drove onto the sidewalk, but thankfully managed to stop the taxi only a few inches short of an electronics and video-game store. He then turned to me with obvious panic in his eyes and agony on his face.

“Are you mad, sir? Why did you do that? You almost gave me a heart attack!” he yelled.

Obviously shocked, I replied, “But, sir, I barely touched you on the shoulder. I never thought you’d have such a reaction to a simple touch.”

Then, apologetically, the driver said, “Uh… yeah… uhhh… See, this is my first day on the job. For the past eighteen years I drove a hearse!”

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About Theodoros II

Theodoros II is a bright but not that successful lawyer who is willing to write for food and the occasional luxury. He takes pride in being multilingual, even though he still can’t spell “Wendesday” correctly; at least he can say it in four different languages!
His work has also appeared in Best Rock Writing 2014 and Listserve.com’s Epic Book of (Mind-Boggling) Top 10 Lists. If you are interested in reading more of his work you can visit his blog at theo-cracy.com.

About Theodoros II

Theodoros II is a bright but not that successful lawyer who is willing to write for food and the occasional luxury. He takes pride in being multilingual, even though he still can’t spell “Wendesday” correctly; at least he can say it in four different languages!
His work has also appeared in Best Rock Writing 2014 and Listserve.com’s Epic Book of (Mind-Boggling) Top 10 Lists. If you are interested in reading more of his work you can visit his blog at theo-cracy.com.

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