Sunday evening, returning to my temporary digs in Chicago via cab from Midway, my cab driver who had seemed friendly and non-threatening started in on his world view which includes these beliefs:
He started driving in what appeared to be circles getting closer to my neighborhood and as he circled, he revved up and went on and on, adding more theories.
I was getting a bit panicky. So I finally said: “You seem to be lost. My brother-in-law who lives here is a police officer. Do you want me to call him for directions?”
I was in front of my loft within five minutes. I lied, dear reader. My brother-in-law is a retired professor, not a cop. So really, I reinforced his belief that everyone lies.
What would you have done?
(S-R archives photo from the movie “Taxi”)