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March 19, 2006

Taxi trouble

After an exciting trip to Museo e Iglesia de San Francisco and its catacombs (20,000 people have been buried there), we had lunch at a small pub and taxied to the grocery store, to pick up a few things and check it out. (Knitters+crafters—if you're interested in some funky Peruvian fashion that you can create yourself, see the photos here.)

On the way home, as we were cruising down the highway, the hood of the taxi flew up, smacked the windshield then drifted to the side. The cabdriver slowed down, and Greg held the hood up out the open window so it wouldn't get bent or stuck in anything. The driver asked us to stay in the car, to fix the hood. After sizing up the situation for a moment he said, "Please, get out," and motioned to a cab that had seen it all happen and had pulled over. "It's best for you." We left him at the side of the highway, driving slowly to an exit with his hood balanced on the front of the car. The rest of the drive home was uneventful!

Posted by sedda at March 19, 2006 04:50 PM