Leandros Milanos

Best Ride Ever


One of the most attractive customers I ever had the pleasure of driving was Nancy Bates. She was also the most beautiful woman ever to ride in my cab. It was on a Wednesday afternoon, The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky that day. I was just leaving a meeting with Advanced Disposal. They were the company that rented me a dumpster when I was building my man cave. As I left the meeting, I noticed this beautiful woman standing on the corner of Western Boulevard and Country Club Road near the Legends Jacksonville Mall. I knew right away that she had to be standing there waiting for a taxi to ride by. My cab was only parked a few minutes away, so I ran as fast as I could, and when I reached my cab I jumped into it. It was like a scene out of an action movie. Forgetting that I was in a minivan, I whipped the minivan cab out of the parking spot. I quickly calmed myself down and reminded myself that I wasn’t driving a Porsche.

So I drove around the corner heading towards Western Boulevard and Country Club Road. When I got to the corner of the two streets, there she was just standing there waiting. So I pulled up real slow, and a little bit nervous because she was so beautiful. I went to put down the passenger side window to ask if she was waiting for a taxi, but like an idiot I put down the wrong window. The back passenger window went down instead; I was a little bit embraced, but I wasn’t going to let something like that stop me. I finally put down the passenger side window, and I asked in my coolest voice, Are you waiting for a taxi? She replied “yes.” I quickly put the cab and parked, I opened the driver and stepped out trying as hard as I could not show how excited I was. I walked over to the other side of the cab, and I opened the door for her. She got in the backseat, and I closed the door, and I did my best impression of a cool walk back to the driver seat.

We started driving; she was headed to the Museum of Science and History where she worked. We were having the best conversation that had ever taken place in the minivan cab. After talking to her for about 20 minutes, we were almost at the Museum of Science and History. All I could think about was how can I run into this girl again. So I began to brainstorm for ideas that would not make it seem like I was coming on too strong because you have to respect the customers.

I had finally come up with an idea as we were pulling up to the Museum of Science and History. As I pulled up and parked the cab I asked her if she needed me to come back and get her later when she gets off. She looked at me with a confused face cause she could just call another cab and I might be busy when she gets off. So I smiled back at her confused look, she smiled back and to my surprise she said sure and added you can take me to dinner and then she reached in her back and took out a piece of paper and gave it to me, and then turned around and walked to the door. When I looked at the piece of paper she gave me I realized it was her phone number and a note that said see you at 8.

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