A passenger in a taxi leaned over to askÂ the driver a question andÂ gently tapped him on the shoulderÂ to get his attention.
The driver screamed, lostÂ control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, droveÂ up over the curbÂ and stopped just inches from a large plate glassÂ window.
For a few moments everything was silent in theÂ cab.Â Then, the still shaking driver said, ‘Are youÂ OK?Â I’m so sorry, but you scared the daylights outÂ of me.
The badly shaken passenger apologized to theÂ driverÂ and said he didn’t realize that a mere tap onÂ theÂ shoulder would startle the driver so badly.
The driver replied, ‘No, no, I’m the one who is sorry, it’sÂ entirelyÂ my fault. Today is my veryÂ first day driving a cab
I’ve been driving a hearse for the pastÂ 25Â years.