A passenger in a taxi leaned forward to ask the cab driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder.
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 glass window.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, then the still shaking driver said to his passenger, “I’m sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me”.
The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn’t realize that a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.
The driver replied, “No, no, I’m sorry, it’s entirely my fault. Today is my first day driving a cab……………….. I’ve been driving a hearse for the last 25 years”.
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