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Just a Nice Story

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  • 14-05-2012 11:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,800 ✭✭✭


    A NYC Taxi driver wrote:


    I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
    After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940’s movie.
    By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
    There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
    box filled with photos and glassware.
    ....

    Source: mishalmoorebloggyblog


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,572 ✭✭✭✭brummytom


    I think there's something in my eye...


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭CarMe


    Aw i read that a few months ago :') still think about it when Im feeling in sh!tty form and dealing with customers etc. You never know what's going on in someone's life.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash


    So wait, did she give him her house?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,813 ✭✭✭themadchef


    Senna, whos your dealer man...

    You holdin out on us buddy, huh?


  • Site Banned Posts: 549 ✭✭✭Ares


    Does this not break the copyright laws?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,390 ✭✭✭IM0


    its nice to be nice :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭superstoner90


    I dont get it. :(


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 892 ✭✭✭Motorist


    He should have taken the money for the fare because she was going to die anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,547 ✭✭✭funkyjebus


    I dont get it. :(
    Then ease up on the skunk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭darragh16




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,559 ✭✭✭✭AnonoBoy


    They left out the bit where he blamed the immigrants for causing the old woman's cancer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭rusty_racer94


    It is a nice story but I'm an insensitive bastard!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,534 ✭✭✭KKkitty


    I dont get it. :(
    Basically taxi driver almost finished his shift takes old lady on her last journey seeing places that meant something to her before she dies. He also doesn't charge her for the fare.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭superstoner90


    funkyjebus wrote: »
    Then ease up on the skunk.

    Did you read my signiture? "Ex-superstoner, Clean since 26-03-2012. :)"

    I dont get it though, taxi driver brings a old woman to the hospital,But takes the long way? :confused:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 892 ✭✭✭Motorist


    Did you read my signiture? "Ex-superstoner, Clean since 26-03-2012. :)"

    I dont get it though, taxi driver brings a old woman to the hospital,But takes the long way? :confused:

    Im not sure if you're being deliberately ignorant or not. But anyway to remove all doubt she was going to a hospice which is like a hospital but is actually where terminally ill patients go to die with dignity and in comfort (and with alot of morphine).


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,758 ✭✭✭✭TeddyTedson


    Just a sad story more like.

    It does have me in deep thought all the same.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭superstoner90


    Motorist wrote: »
    Im not sure if you're being deliberately ignorant or not. But anyway to remove all doubt she was going to a hospice which is like a hospital but is actually where terminally ill patients go to die with dignity and in comfort (and with alot of morphine).

    Ya, I get all that. But why dident he take the money the old woman went to give him????


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,390 ✭✭✭IM0


    Ya, I get all that. But why dident he take the money the old woman went to give him????

    http://memegenerator.net/instance/20326355


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭superstoner90


    IM0 wrote: »

    Em.... That link wont work on my computer. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭Fart


    So did the taxi driver get a blowie or what?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭superstoner90


    Fart wrote: »
    So did the taxi driver get a blowie or what?

    Whooosh!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,938 ✭✭✭mackg


    Ya, I get all that. But why dident he take the money the old woman went to give him????

    It's a nice story but it's more than likely fake, lets not try to get too bogged down in the hows and whys.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,570 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy


    True or not, I think it's a nice little story. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,893 ✭✭✭Canis Lupus


    Where is the "Forward this to 50 million friends within one hour or your cock will fall off" at the end?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,390 ✭✭✭IM0


    mackg wrote: »
    It's a nice story but it's more than likely fake, lets not try to get too bogged down in the hows and whys.

    why :confused: no it would be fake if she left him her mansion in her will.
    The guy was finishing work it was his last fare, he was giving an old lady a nice thoughfull send off instead of going home to veg on the couch for a couple of hours instead. believe it or not there are people out there who care about how they can make others feel selflessly ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,061 ✭✭✭leggo


    What they didn't tell you was that...the taxi driver? Rapist. Uh-huh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,938 ✭✭✭mackg


    IM0 wrote: »
    why :confused: no it would be fake if she left him her mansion in her will.
    The guy was finishing work it was his last fare, he was giving an old lady a nice thoughfull send off instead of going home to veg on the couch for a couple of hours instead. believe it or not there are people out there who care about how they can make others feel selflessly ;)
    I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked..
    I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..

    I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.

    That's why I think it's fake, not the sentiment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 814 ✭✭✭Tesco Massacre


    Where is the "Forward this to 50 million friends within one hour or your cock will fall off" at the end?

    Yeah!

    If she was the murderous leader of a Ugandan death squad this sh*t'd be everywhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,033 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    mackg wrote: »
    That's why I think it's fake, not the sentiment.
    Yeah, that bit was bugging me too..
    The story could be largely based on truth though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭fallen01angel


    I saw that post on facebook last week and although I've always claimed to be quite cynical,I shed a genuine tear,now it may be complete bulls**t but it didn't matter to me cos it gave me hope in mankind.No one knows what's around the corner,just do on to others.......


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