(On an earlier blog, I would sometimes re-print amusing conversations I’d had. Just had one today which seems a good way to inaugurate the habit here.
(Tonight, as I was getting into a cab to take me one of my legs home, I gave my head a nasty bump on the inner frame of the door. The driver didn’t notice however, and has already begun taking me on my way.)
Kim: Do you have any ice in a drink at all?…
Cabbie: ….No, why?
Kim: I bumped my head pretty bad.
Cabbie: Oooh, sorry about that.
Kim: Eh, I’ll be okay…actually, could you do something for me?
Kim: Could you ask me questions about, like, who the president is and stuff to make sure?
Cabbie: (gives me a look in the mirror) Really? I’m sure you’re okay.
Kim: Probably, but just in case.
Cabbie: (starting to grin)…Okay….okay, um, who’s the Vice President?
Kim: Joe Biden.
Cabbie: Very good. What’s the date?
Kim: November 3rd.
Cabbie: Good. ….Okay, who’s the Secretary of Health and Human Services?
Kim: (laughing) Okay, that’s just not fair.