My blog is going to be really busy this week. Just a warning. I have things to write about our trip, the new radio station situation, and maybe something else. Right now though, I want to tell you about a very short trip I had to make and from which I just returned.
I had to go to the bank for a couple reasons, but one was more urgent. Phil can’t use his Gofer bus card on Metro which means that despite coupons going away, we’ll continue to get a big quantity of $1 bills to pay for rides. I came home to discover that after his cash this morning, we had $2 in $1 bills left. So off to the bank I went. I had something scheduled, so I knew it had to be a quicker trip than Metro Mobility cabs would have supplied. Therefore, I called our regular taxi company. On the way there, I offered my driver Mohammad the option of a round trip, since my business would only take five to ten minutes. He said he couldn’t do that, because he had to pick up his kids. I paid my fare, but had no change for a tip. This is when he told me if I could wait twenty minutes, he could come back. Mohammad was as good as his word. I conducted my business and came back out, when someone said my driver was waiting. Then we got home. I should say here my short term memory is horrible because of the medication I take. When I pulled out my wallet, I wanted to double the fee, since I made two trips plus add a tip for both. I’d already forgotten that I paid him the first time. Mohammad could have taken the money, and I wouldn’t have realized the error, but he was honest and reminded me of my previous payment. I was very impressed and plan to make a report to his company.