A Long Drive In His Final Days As A Taxi Driver

 

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Uncle is in the final laps of his long career as a taxi driver. It’ll be a marathon. His replacement driver abruptly passed away, and he’s taking on all their shifts until he retires in a few days.

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He dutifully attends the funeral. A stoic man, he struggles to comfort the grieving family. After handing over a token sum of money, and some brief words, he leaves.

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His replacement shift began at 6am — wear-and-tear shows on both man and machine. The engine sputters at the turn of the ignition, longing for rest. Uncle calls his wife to say he’ll be home late.

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His first passenger is his new neighbour. He begins his drive home, but he won’t be resting for hours.

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There are comforts he can take on the road. A strong coffee, served by a flirtatious waitress. A lone cigarette by his taxi.

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He hears a loud crash behind him. This is just the beginning of a very long drive.

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