It’s not often I find myself on the taxi rank however on Friday 12th January 2017 there I was sat outside New Look twiddling my thumbs and listening to whatever 80’s Classic was on Real Radio at the time.
I had been sat there for about 25 minutes when a gentleman who was walking past my taxi stopped and looked at me and didn't say a word until, I politely said “Good Evening, How are you today?” The gentleman who was in his late 60's early 70’s replied "very good thank you, How much will you charge me to Penparcau?" I replied and we agreed on a price.
He jumped in and we chatted about life for about 5 minutes or so during our trip to Penparcau, We chatted about "change" and how life is always changing and the world we live in is ever evolving.
He told me that he could tell that even though he had just met me that he thought I treat people how I wish to be treated and that I should keep being me because life will always be good if you stick to your morals. The conversation could not have come at a better time as I had recently been treated very poorly by someone I had put a lot faith and trust into and felt that maybe I should change as I doubted I felt I wanted to be the same person again.
He paid me, Offered me a tip and set off on his way. I didn’t want the tip as is his kind words had lifted my spirits and reminded me that I had done my best for that person even though they had failed to appreciate my efforts.
It’s crazy how this job and a random person can lift your spirits and make you feel inspired to push forward, Being a taxi Driver can some times be a thank less job, People rarely remember the good but always remember the bad but in all honesty that’s so true in most things in life.
Please do not confuse this for a sob story as it really isn't it's just purely an example of a completely random chat with a man that was actually pretty drunk that said exactly what I needed to hear at the right time.
Thank you for reading the first Instalment of the new look blog, The next Instalment I will talk about the night we used Snapchat to find someones partner in another person's home and how scarily accurate the Snapchat friend locator actually is.