Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

Things one is pretty sure a taxi driver shouldn't be doing...

A bumpy landing into Orlando Airport meant that a storm was somewhere around, and by the time we'd waited for customs to arrest someone who was on our plane and then queued our way through two 747's worth of immigration the heavens had opened. Fantastic lightning played across the flat Florida landscape, and tropical rain fell in skiploads.

We were picked up by a car service for the journey through the downpour to the hotel. As we drove along the toll road, there was one of those WTF! moments, as the driver answered a call (at least using a hands free). The conversation with a prospective client started normally, and then as the rain got ever heavier and as we approached a toll booth, he pulled out a pen and some paper and started writing down notes from the conversation, resting his pad in the centre of the steering wheel.

Now, I know Florida turnpikes are Roman road straight, and he probably does that journey several times a day, but still, torrential thunderstorm, dude! More concentration needed, not less...

Still, we're still alive.

And I now know something scarier than going round the Marques de Pombal roundabout in Lisbon at rush hour, or driving from Domodedovo Airport into central Moscow...
Tags: drivers, travels, wtf
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