Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mr Toad's Wild Ride

Dear Lucy,

Yesterday had to be, by far, the craziest cab day I have had.

It began with my first fare from Bellingham to Burlington, about 25 miles. The woman talked non-stop about her physical ailments.

She couldn't understand why she (who years ago lost her colon to cancer) was having pain in her rectum from having dental work done. HUH?

Yes indeed. Rectal pain from dental work. Katie said maybe she had long roots. I thought maybe the woman did indeed have her head up her ass...

Turns out, she had a fistula which is an abscess that becomes its own opening in the body. She had, in a word, developed a second ass hole...

Later in the shift I sat at a red light and watched a car run it and nearly t-bone another car. Then I was driving another group when the wind was howling and the rain falling sideways and all of a sudden a big tree branch drops in front of the van. Yikes!

The day ended with a woman on disability who wanted to stop for a minute at a convenience store on her way home to pick up some "junk food".

An hour later, she had spent $108.00 on junk food and $51.00 cab fare to have me sit and wait for her while she shopped.

Moral of the story: It's a crazy, unpredictable world we live in. Don't get attached to normal.


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