A passenger in a cab leaned over and tapped the driver’s shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed in panic, swerved, lost control of the car and drove over the pavement stopping inches short of driving through a restaurant.
There was stunned silence in the car for a few seconds and then the driver said, “I am sorry. You really scared the daylights out of me.” The shaken passenger apologized, “I didn’t realize that a tap could frighten someone so much.”
The cab driver replied, “Don’t worry. It is not your fault. It is my first day as a cab driver today. I have been driving a funeral hearse for the past 25 years.”