Wednesday, August 24, 2005

pity cab (for cutie)

had some shows tonight at IO, which were a little tainted for me by a horrible migraine headache. after the show, i stopped into salt and pepp diner to get a soda, thinking it was maybe a caffiene-or-hadn't-eaten-problem. the diner that usually closes around 10pm was open later than usual for a cubs game. a guy came in and slapped down a dollar.

"hey darlin'," he said, "can i get a glass-a water in one of them things for the guy in the pity cab?" the server, a kind girl who i've chatted with a bunch, didn't bat an eye and ran off to get a plastic to go cup with ice water and a straw. "this guy's in bad shape," the cab driver smirked.

apparently, a pity cab is when a driver knocks off the fare-keeper, and drives someone home out of pure good-samaritanship. pretty cool. i'd never heard of it, even after almost 6 years of living here.

rewarded!: the drunk of wrigleyville.
god bless.

let's get some runs.


Blogger Timmy Tapeworm said...

Ooh, great reference in the title there. You're so cool. Cool like Seth Cohen.

2:26 PM  
Blogger christine said...

timmy tapeworm?

9:57 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

chrissy's right.

cms - this guy is totally normal, just slendertown.

11:53 AM  

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