Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Harriet in Chicago

Harriet, a medical writer I worked with, covered a meeting in Chicago, then took a cab to the airport.

Along the way, the cabdriver turned around and said, Give me all your money.

Frightened, she gave him her money.

The cabdriver drove to the airport, drove up to a cop, and said, This passenger says she has no money to pay me.

The cop generously decided to let Harriet take her plane home without “paying” the cabdriver.

Harriet suspects that the cop and cabdriver had a nice racket going.

(This was many years ago.)