A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. Which made the driver scream and lose control of the cab, nearly hitting a city bus before driving up over the curb and stopping just inches from a large plate glass window.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, and then the still shaking driver said, “I’m sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me!”
The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn’t realize 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.”