Taxi! What’s up, Doc?

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The other day, on Long Island, I was driven to the airport by the chauffeur of a rather nice sedan. With his latino accent, rapper hat (despite the warm weather) and small stature, I must admit I didn’t pay much attention at first. After a few miles, the conversation went beyond the stilted to the interesting and finished in the highly titillating. It turned out that my chauffeur was a prior Olympic competitor (gymnast) for his country (Ecuador) and is currently finalizing his studies to become a neuro-surgeon. Just goes to show you that you must remain open minded at all times… especially in a country where the dream for “a better future” is still a dream in some people’s minds. Anyone else meet anyone else with such a surprising background?

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  1. Eric BLOT

    Cela fait longtemps que Christine me dit qu’elle a discussion étonnante avec les chauffeurs de taxi et qu’elle souhaite en faire quelque chose.
    Je me suis alors amusé à entamer la conversation et souvent cela a été à la hauteur de mes espérances.
    Je me suis même amusé parfois à filmer (à Pékin c’était suréaliste)
    Je propose qu’on démarre un site web2.0 où chacun pourrait publier sur ses rencontres improbables avec des chauffeurs de taxi dans tous les pays.

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