A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask
the driver a question and gently tapped
him on the shoulder to get his attention.
The driver screamed, lost control of the
cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the
curb and stopped just inches from a large
plate glass window.
For a few moments everything was silent
in the cab. Then, the shaking driver said
“are you OK? I’m so sorry, but you scared
the daylights out of me.”
The badly shaken passenger apologized to
the driver and said “I didn’t realize that a
mere tap on the shoulder would startle
someone so badly.”
The driver replied, “No, no, I’m the one
who is sorry, it’s entirely my fault, today
is my very first day driving a cab. I’ve
been driving a hearse for 25 years.”
HE BROKE THE NUMBER ONE RULE.