Posted by sean on August 23, 2004 at 10:29 pm in Life In Bath with No Comments

I’ve just got a taxi back from town. Now, is it just me, or can the journey with the taxi driver be one of the most awkward things you have to deal with in life?

You sit there, not knowing what to do with your hands and in silence. You rack your brain for things to say. The obvious choice is “Have you been busy?” and “What time are you on till?” (as mentioned by Peter Kay – it’s true!) But that just sounds sad and pathetic, besides which you don’t really give a shit.

So there you are, stuck in a traffic jam. Sitting in silence. You think “Please… please… just say something!” Your willing to enter conversation, it’s just that he needs to start it! If anyone knows 101 Things to Say To a Taxi Driver (or even just 1 thing!) then they could make a lot of money…

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