Late night taxi.

In the East the symbol of wisdom.

It is late at night/early in the morning and you have called for a taxi to pick you up near an intersection. It is a very busy time for taxis so you were told that you may have to wait forty minutes or more for your taxi. Knowing that this is not unusual you agree and, after 30 or 40 minutes, a taxi from another company pulls up and the driver asks whether you need a taxi. You tell him that you do but that you have already booked one and he says, ‘That’s OK, you can come with me, he will be alright.’
Do you honour your booking or take this taxi?
Note: You have no mobile phone.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to Late night taxi.

  1. bert says:

    this is a difficult one ….

      • bert says:

        Well, because many taxi-drivers are unreliable when phoned, and if reliable, they would easily find another customer and not mind much, … but my inner voice tells me to wait for the one i phoned, even if he might never show up.
        So i shouldn’t have phoned a taxi in the first place. And i never do :-D, but never say never … so you see, this is difficult.

        • Ian Gardner says:

          Mind games and obfuscation is what comes to my mind and allow me to paraphrase from the Oxford English Dictionary:

          1. make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible:
          2. bewilder (someone)

          All my questions in this blog have a simple core component – a core value – and the mind plays its usual games with the result that #1 or #2 or both can occur 🙂

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