Scariest moment of my life
by, 16th November 2010 at 12:41 AM (175 Views)
From the nearest subway station to my univ, there is this uphill road that leads up to my campus. It's not steep nor far. I like to walk up as the distance is perfect for a walk. But that's not the case when I have a heavy bag, in a hurry (waking up late XD), feel sick, etc. In those cases, I can catch a bus or a cab which will take me there in no time.
I am talking about the latter option. The taxi fee is 2400 won (the Korean currency, just a reminder). I joined a group of three students that grabbed a cab. Then, each of us would just pay 800 won. (At the end, from the distance the fee would increase to around 3000.)
It was going fine. I sat next to the driver, the three others at the back.
But around the "mid-hill", the driver suddenly blew his temper to another man (not even a driver). The cab driver claimed that the other man (let's call me Mr here) swore at him.
HONESTLY, I DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING...
The argument grew quite violent... Imagine, there are a trail of cars behind this taxi, there is still some way left till the school gates, but this taxi driver starts an argument with another man.
(I heard that swearing is allowed in blogs, so...)
Heck, he even went on parking mode right in the middle of that narrow road. The two argued swearing and cursing each other with words that I JUST WISH I HAD NOT HEARD. (Feel free to put your WORST insults in for the dialogue)
The worst part, as I said, I sat at the "shotgun". I was praying that the driver wouldn't ask me anything. Seriously, I wouldn't know WHAT TO DO THEN. While the men were arguing, I retied my shoelaces so that if THAT ever happened, I'd just get off and RUN!
(I already paid my fee)
As soon as the driver chose to leave (the long line of cars behind the taxi, remember?), I asked him if I can get off there. Thankfully the driver said that was perfectly fine (he would stop at various points ahead anyway). I ran to my campus then.
My parents kept telling me NEVER ride a cab. I admit, cab drivers aren't really the friendliest people here in Korea. (BIG ADVICE TO THOSE INTERESTED IN COMING HERE)
I think I forgot that advice today. I must have gone nuts.
I WILL NEVER RIDE A TAXI AGAIN, BE IT WITH FRIENDS OR ALONE. I'D RATHER WAKE UP MORE EARLY TO WALK UP THAT HILL.
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