Friday, April 14, 2006

Spring Break Thing?

Got a rid in a cab yesterday with an older gentleman (60s or so I'd say) and his two grandchildren, who were sitting in the front. And yes, only one of them had a seat belt on, which I thought was pretty daring in a city known for cops who pull you over for that $50 no seat belt fine.

Anyhow, he was quizzing the kids on spelling. And was picking up words as we were going along. So the spelling bee ended up being words like condominium, lease, massachusetts, church, etc. At one point he quizzed them on Connecticut's spelling. When one of the girls ended with only one t, he "corrected" her by saying it was Connecticutt. Not being one to correct a grandfather in front of the kids, I just rode in silence. Fortunately, at one point, we crossed Connecticut Ave., and he caught the error.

All in all, an interesting ride. At one point, one of the little girls complained about the spelling bee, saying that she didn't need spelling and it wasn't being taught anyhow. Well THAT brought a major lecture on the state of schools today, and how she'd darn well better learn to spell if she wanted to have any kind of life.


At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Mauro Castro said...

Hi, I am a taxi driver in Brazil.

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Montréal-Cheese-Driveur said...

Hi, I am a taxi driver from Montréal, Québec. And we don't have the right to work with our kids inside the car.



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