This NYC Taxi driver made me cry
A use Ta at driver mate:
I arrived at the address and melted the hem. After waiting a few
minutes I hearted again- Sines this was going to as my test ride sf
my shift I thaoght about lest driving away. but instead I put the ear in
park and walked up to the deer and sneaked.. ‘Just a minute,
answered a frail. elderly Weiss. I seem hear seomthing being
dragged assess the floor.
latter a tang pause. the deer spends. A small weman in her We
steed defers me. She was wearing a print dress and a Ailbert hat
with a veil pinned on it, like eel eta mews.
By har tide a small nyon . Thta " if
we had lived in it for years. All the furniture was severed with
There were no desks en the walls. he or utensils en the
In the smear was a cardboard
ties with photos and glassware.
tweets we any my bag net to the wtaf? she said. I test: the
suitcase to the sale. than returned ts assist the weman.
she took my arm and we walked slowly reward the sure.
She kept thanking me fer my kindness. 'lfs teething‘, I and her.. 'l
just try to treat my passengers the way I weild want my mather ts
Oh, yee' rs such a gene My, she said. when we get in the see. she
new me an address and than asked. Touka we drive
It' s net the shortest way,‘ I answered qukjy,,
I dtm' t mind/ she said. Tm in M hurry. I' m en my way ts a
I leaked in the miner. the eyes were glistening. " den' t
have any family M.' she sentanced in a saft verse._' Tha desist says
I den‘ t have very long' I quietly leashed ever and shut off the meter
reefs meld we like me to thattf' I asked.
For the nest has hours, we draw Waugh the sity. she sheared me
the mining where she had once wanted " an elavator operator,
We drew through the neighberhood where she and her husband had
lived when they were newlyweds she had me pull up In hem sf a
furniture warehouse that had ends seen a where she had
gene dansing as a gift.
Tentatives she' d ask me ts stew in hunt sf a particular building er
smear and warm sit staring into the darkness. saying nothing.
he the first hint sf sun was messing the horizen. she suddenly said.
Tm tired. Let‘ s gs new‘.
We drove in silance to the address she had given me, It was a law
seeding. like a small Mme, with a that
passed under s penise.
Twe orderlies same out to the sale as seen " we pulled up. They
were Gratuitous and intent welshing her every move,
They must have been streaming her.
I spelled the trunk and took the small to the deer. The
weman was already seated in s .
Haw mesh do I ewe you? She asked. resetting into her purse.
Nothing.' I said
fee have re make a living,' she answered.
There are ether passengers.‘ I responded,
slates: without thinking. I sent and gave her a heg. yhe we ente me
has gave an die weman a tilde moment of jot,' she said. ‘Thank
I squeezed her hand, and than wallsbad inte the dim morning light..
Behind me, a deer shet. was the sound sf the steam of s Iife..
I didn' t pier up any mere passengers that shift. I drave aimlessly test
in thought. For the metal that day) meld hardly it that
weman had when an angry , or ens were was impatient to end
his shift‘? What if I has refused to take the run. er had ends.
than driven away?
with a review. I den' t think that I have done anything mere
important in my life.
m ts think that tyur WIPES great
Bet great moments was sytsh es wrapped in
what others may consider a small ens.