Yikes, I'm behind again!
First of all I would like to say a big thanks to San who gave me a shout out on her blog. Thank you from one "cat lady" to another!
Now, on to the most horrifying cab-riding experience I've ever had which left me saying:
drove so fast and recklessly that I literally called my mother to tell her I loved her in case I didn't survive.
But this one really, really took the cake.
There I was, in a cab on my way back to my office yesterday afternoon, minding my own business. My driver was a middle aged man who seemed nice enough. Suggested a faster route, asked a couple of polite questions, the usual, so I didn't think much of it.
Then, a few blocks shy of my office, out of five minutes of silence he says to me:
"How long does it take a woman before she can tell she's pregnant?"
Really did not want to answer this question. This is a question I don't even feel comfortable discussing with the boyfriend, let alone a complete stranger. But it was weird sitting there in complete silence so the conversation went a little something like this:
Yours Truly: "Um...usually at least a month?"
Cab Driver Who Asks Inappropriate Questions: "I thought a pregnancy test could tell you quicker than that."
YT: "Well.....the test itself usually only takes 2 minutes to complete."
CDWAIQ: "You mean you can have intercourse and 2 minutes later the woman can find out if she's pregnant?"
YT: (Thinking: Please get me out of this cab/He totally had a one night stand last night, didn't he?) "No, no...you have to wait a few weeks before taking the test. A woman doesn't usually take it until she's...erm...missed a period."
CDWAIQ: "Ohhhh. It's good for a man to know these things."
YT: (Feeling very, very uncomfortable and wishing there weren't so many damn red lights in Manhattan) "Yeah..."
CDWAIQ: "My wife just got her tubes tied. And then started menopause."
YT: (Thinking: Way too much information! And who is he worried is pregnant??) "Oh...um. I see."
CDWAIQ: "She tried to talk me into it, but there was no way I was going to do that!"
YT: (Deciding she's getting out of the cab 2 blocks early) "Uh huh." (Thankful that the cab has stopped at another red light) "You know what? You can just let me out here." (Pays as quickly as possible and gets the hell out of the cab)
CDWAIQ: "Have a nice day!"
YT: Walks very, very quickly thinking:
Seriously. Weirdest and most uncomfortable cab ride I've ever experienced. I'm still shuddering just thinking about it. This city has no shortage of bizarre people.