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"I'd rather walk!" by Stacey L., New York


I hardly ever take taxis for two reasons: one because I cant afford them and two because of the incidents below:

One time my taxi driver got into a car accident while I was the passenger. He was not paying attention and hit another car because he ran through a yellow light causing another car in back of us to hit us. My neck hurt but I was more just shaken up. I left the scene because I was going to be late to an important interview.

The other time was getting a REALLY sleazy driver. He was asking me all sorts of personal things about my sex life and when I tried to deter from the conversation, he would tell me about his arranged marriage and how his wife is a virgin. Then asked if I was and if he could do anything to make is less hurtful to his new wife. I was so disgusted that I was just silent the remainder of the trip. At the end of the ride that felt like forever, he asked me to buy the CD that was playing in the car because he is trying to make money to send to his country. I just slammed the door. I should have got his name and reported him but I was just happy to be alive and at the correct destination!

Aye yay yay! I try my hardest to walk everywhere or take the subway now!


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