Miami Taxi Drive

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?”

Qué?”

“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!

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May 13, 2013 · 10:13

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