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Slapstick taxi mishaps

on April 2, 2013

I seem to be developing an unintentional talent for slapstick comedy especially when it is a wheel-chair taxi situation.

This afternoon, Anthony came home for a few hours and it was great until he became ‘wobbly’ (that’s our word for when the Parkinson’s disease gets the better of him).

Anyway, the taxi arrived to take Ants back to the nursing lodge and there was a flurry of activity as Ming and I got him into the wheelchair, and the taxi driver and an apprentice got him into the taxi, and I tried to find my elusive wallet.

Once all of that was okay, and I’d said goodby to Ants, I thanked the driver, shook his hand and closed his door so he could drive off.

He was such a kind person so I thought he was yelling at me (over the sound of the taxi engine) that I was such a kind person too, but he just kept yelling.

I had slammed the door on his foot!

30 responses to “Slapstick taxi mishaps

  1. Rachel's writing blog says:

    Oh Julie, you make me laugh!

  2. bulldog says:

    Now this is funny… pity you didn’t catch that on video… could have been a good post…

  3. Rhonda says:

    oops! (bright side…it was not Ants foot!) 🙂

  4. I feel bad for laughing! 🙂

  5. better his foot than yours (lol)

  6. Not funny to the taxi driver but in recounting it…it is so funny…Diane

  7. ytaba36 says:

    It seems mean to click on ‘like’. 🙂

  8. Gardengirl says:

    That’s hilarious!

  9. You definitely weren’t exaggerating about the slapstick. lol.Doesn’t it feel great to laugh.:) I’m bubble wrapping the driver’s foot with my mind as I type, poor guy.

  10. You crack me up, Julie…. 😉 Loving your humor ♥

  11. jensine says:

    a latent Charlie Chaplin gene I’d say

  12. dcwisdom says:

    Ouch. Poor guy. It happens. And why are those things always so funny!? Bahahaha…

  13. tootlepedal says:

    We need to know exactly what he was shouting to get the full picture.

  14. Toooooo funny!!!!!!

  15. I would do this very same thing. So funny!

  16. yellowlancer says:

    Just hope it doesn’t put him off coming next time you need a taxi but being so nice I’m sure he will…once his foot stops aching!

  17. terry1954 says:

    oh my God, that is too hysterical!!!!!!

  18. Kozo says:

    what the hell was his foot doing in the door? Next time tell him to get all the way in the taxi. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

  19. Tammy says:

    Ow! 🙂

  20. magicallymad says:

    Have been away for so it’s so great to see you and your humor today! I hope you are well! Love, j

  21. haha that’s too funny…well not for the driver I guess… 😉

  22. Oh gawd, why the hell am I laughing at this?!!! 😉

  23. Trisha says:

    Oh my goodness! That made me laugh…and then feel bad for laughing.

  24. janechese says:

    OMG!I am laughing too.

  25. Lynda says:

    Not funny, not funny, not funny…Aaaahahahahahahaaa!
    Not funny…

    Will you be sued? Must you put an attorney on retainer? Poor fellow!

  26. Ooops. Hope the driver wasn’t too upset.

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