Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Tap

A true story from the pages of the Manchester Evening Times.

Last Wednesday 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 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 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."

Hat tip: Babs of Beetle's Memories & Ramblings
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28 comments:

  1. scary indeed for the driver:-) lol.

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  2. lmbo, that is too funny! Thanks for the laugh Sandee to start my day out right

    Have a great day :)

    ((HUGS))

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  3. That would do it alright! Poor fella.

    Have a lovely day! Big hugs xoxo

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  4. That is just a little bit funny but bet it wasn't funny to the driver. I bet that did scare him a lot. Have yourself a terrific Tues.

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  5. Bwahahahahahaha.... I wasn't expecting that one!!!!

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  6. oh man, that would scare the krap out of you!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  7. Haha, yes, that would explain everything!

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  8. That made me LOL...

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  9. Yes, that would be unnerving, having a corpse in the back of your hearse tap you on the shoulder.

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  10. Hahaha...I would probably also have peed my pants! Good one.

    Hope you are having a great day. Big hugs from windy WPB, honey...

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  11. FUNNY! LOL One can just imagine why the poor cabbie went bonkers!
    ..

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  12. Zombies are everywhere, everywhere these days!

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  13. Imagine if that had happened while he was driving the hearse?

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  14. OMG, Sandee! THat was hysterically funny! Something I could actually envision happening in my mind's eye and I laughed quite vigorously -aloud -when I read that one!

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  15. LOL that would make me lose control too

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  16. happy to be here in your site! nice contents to read!

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  17. Thank you for the sweet comment.

    Big hugs!

    Lydia

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  18. I bet that would make you just melt inside if that occurred. :)

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  19. Sometimes it's hard to adapt to a new job.

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  20. laughing so hard here!!hahahahaha!!Scary driver :)

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  21. I must say I doubt the validity of the report from whoever sent it to the paper as I heard that one as a joke many years ago. It's still a good joke though.

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  22. Hahahaha! brilliant

    Have a great day :-)

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  23. LMFAO!!! That was toooo good!

    xoxooxoxox
    just sayin'

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  24. P.S. I just posted that on my facebook page and gave you credit.

    That reeeeeaaaaallllly made me laugh.

    Thanks for the good laugh before I turn in for the night. ;) xoxoox

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  25. Very funny. I wasn't expecting that punch line...

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