Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Words of Wisdom
This morning I had two bowls of Total cereal with soy milk, and because of an early meeting had to jump in a cab today. As I waited on the Southeast corner of 55th and Lexington, I saw an open cab. I eye-balled him since he dropped someone off at Bloomingdale's 5 blocks up (yeah, I can see that far). The cab was at a red light, and when he put his blinker on to pull over I knew he saw me. But, even though this was "my" cab, and he was preparing to pick me up, I thought it was not the best idea, especially in this weather, to wait.
He was on the other side of the intersection at a red light. I dutifully waited with my arm outstretched. But as I merely waited for him to come to me, nothing, nothing prevented someone on the North side of the street from jumping in "my" cab. The cabbie wouldn't care, a fare is a fare. I would yell and scream and make obscene gestures and I would stew about it all morning. So, I dodged traffic against the red light to rightfully claim my cab.
So, here are my words of wisdom: Just because something is coming your way, and is rightfully yours, don't just wait for it, GO GET IT! Or, else, you might lose out.