From the airport

The cab rolled down the hill a little ways before he lunged for the emergency brake. When it stopped, I put my suitcase in the trunk. The cabbie laughed a panicky little laugh. “First customer!”

“Sara is the name of many woman in Africa,” he said later. “My daughter, she is Sara.”

The dispatcher came on. “711? She has a pet…No, I don’t know what kind of pet, it didn’t say. 711, do you take animals?”

I spent the rest of the ride wondering what animal it was.

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  • Jeff C
    April 19, 2007 at 11:49 am

    Here in the Twin Cities there has been many stories of late of cabbies refusing to take passengers with seeing-eye dogs due to religious reasons. It’s nice to see that this particular cab company at least checks ahead of time.