Smile of the Week

A Cab Driver's Reflection on Patience

Last updated:

July 18, 2012

A cab driver, nearing the end of his shift, responded to a call in a quiet part of town. The rider was an elderly woman who gave her destination and then added an unusual request:

"Could you drive me through downtown?"
"It's not the shortest way,"
he answered.
"Oh, I don't mind,"
she said. "I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to hospice."

You may have seen a version of this story in your e-mailbox or on Facebook -- it's been viral for a few months now. It's especially compelling for anyone caring for an elderly loved one.

Read the original story from the cab driver now.

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