Londoners know time is wasted arguing with cabbies: they love the last word!
A K&C resident, on a pedestrian crossing in Sloane St, narrowly escaped serious injury(or worse) when a black cab driver decided the middle aged pedestrian was in the way.
The poor, enfeebled old pedestrian weakly tapped the rear window to warn the driver.
Stopping in the midst of Sloane St traffic the driver jumped from his cab and shouted, “ I am going to f******g kill you”: something he had nearly succeeding in doing just minutes before.
Anyway, the old boy, surprised by the violence of the verbal and near physical reaction, decided to email the Deputy Secretary of the LTDA( the trade body for black cabbies).
|MOTORMOUTH EX CABBIE|
He suggested the Dame's elderly friend, by tapping the driver’s window, warning the driver he was imperilling a pedestrian, was, ‘taking the law into your own hands’ and it was “not the best course of action”.
Oddly, Oddy went on to infer (and justify?) it might have accounted for the driver threatening extreme physical violence!
The Dame's old Bridge partner was more than surprised a £27,000 a year Tfl board member (that’s our Bob!) could treat, with such insouciance, dangerous driving.
We really need to look at the TfL board...all sorts of useless nonentities being paid fees a FTSE 250 company would never dream of.
Uber is far better and cheaper than London cabs so let's dump thick Bob and get a Uber driver on the board?
In fact, in a subsequent telephone conversation Bob, clearly Friday PM happy, monopolised the conversation as if our resident was back in the back of his cab...
Boring Bob peppered the conversation with ‘let me speak’ and ‘are you on medication?’
And when the resident said, “it could have been a mother and child caught on the crossing, Brain Box Bob replied, “ but, you’re not”!
So that’s ok then.... if you’re elderly don’t expect a cabbie to stop.
Use Uber....safer and cheaper!
Interestingly thick people on the TfL board......