1st Time Taxi Driver

A true story from

the pages of the

Manchester Evening Times . . .

Last week a passenger in a

taxi heading for Salford station leaned over to

ask the driver a

question and gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his


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


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. You see,

Today is my very first day

driving a cab.

For the last 25 years; I’ve been driving a