Sunday, August 19

My Mate Jimmy

It was 7:30am on a wet Sunday morning and the party was still in full swing as I waited outside a town centre house for my fare. After a minute or two a guy dashed out and opened the cab door and thrust some cash into my hand. "Your fares coming out" he said "do us a favour and pretend you know him, it's just a windup." Being a lover of a good windup I more than willingly agreed. He then quickly told me the guys name and address and a few more handy facts about him. Moments later my fare, who looked as if he had just woken up after spending the night in a hedge, staggered out.
 As soon as he got in the car I greeted him with "Hi Jimmy are you going home then mate?" He looked at me quizzically and nodded and after a minute or two asked "do you know me ". I gave him my best hurt expression and replied" Yes course I do, hey! You're not mad with me for not making your birthday bash last week are you?" "Err no mate" he replied and then kept giving me sideways glances as I asked him "how his sister Marie was doing" and" was he still seeing that skinny lass." When we reached his street he asked stunned "do you know where I live as well?" "Of course I do" I said as we pulled up outside his house. Bewildered he started to look in his pockets, for cash to pay me "no Jimmy have that one on me" I said. "Thanks mate" he said sorry for not recognising you, I think the drink is getting to me" "What do you mean?" I asked "loads of people were talking to me last night and I couldn't remember who they were" he said. As he walked away I could hear him muttering to himself about "not touching that stuff again" and "never going out again."

4 comments:

Peggy said...

I wonder if his pals will ever clue him in. Pretty funny really!

Keith said...

You bad lad...

Paradise Driver said...

Thats funny.

Bill said...

It reminds me of when I was taxi driving and got fed up of the usual, what time do you start, what time you finish, lovely weather, been busy crack. I recorded a CD which started along the line sof. Hello, where ou going to. then a gap, then it went along the lines of whatya been upto........ strange weather this isnt it ........ well you know.... aye.... hmmm so been on your holidays yet...... how are you.... and this went on with me giving no right or wroing answers.

2 old ladies got in the car and I never spoke a word til I asked for the fare. I put the CD on and they just merrily talked away to it and I tried hard to keep a straight face.