Last Wednesday a passenger in a taxi headed for the San Francisco airport, 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 onto a curb and stopped just short of plowing into someone’s living room.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. Then, the shaking driver said, “Are you okay? 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 my fault. Today is my very first day driving a cab. Prior to this, I’d been driving a hearse for 25 years.”
All is well with Ryan today…that is, all but his injury. But, it is well with his soul…