A passenger in a taxi heading for Heathrow airport gently tapped the driver on the shoulder to get his attention.
The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus and stopped inches away from a large plate glass window.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. Then the shaking cabby said, “Are you OK? I’m so sorry but you scared the daylights out of me.”
The badly shaken passenger apologised and said, “I didn’t realise that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle you so badly.”
The cabby replied, “No, no, I’m the one who’s sorry. It’s entirely my fault. Today’s my first day as a cabby. I’ve been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.”