I once took a cab ride from Miami airport to Miami Beach.
The driver was a Hispanic guy whose English was limited.
“You from Britain?” he asked.
“Yes, from Scotland”
“I have a cousin who lives in Cardiff, do you know him?”
We moved on…
“I notice that you have various faith symbols in your cab… rosary beads, pictures of the saints, a crucifix…. but also Sikh symbols and Buddhist and Taoist, Jewish, Muslim and many more; are you an ecumenical person?”
“Is it for the benefit of your passengers of different faiths?
“No,” he replied, “I’m just hedging my bets!”
To Dublin – many years ago…. I always got slightly apprehensive when pulling away from a bus stop, the driver would cross himself; did he know something we didn’t?
An old joke…. my grandfather died suddenly and peacefully at the job he loved; can’t say the same for the passengers in the bus he was driving at the time!