Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted April 18, 2021 Chapters:  ...74 75 -76- 77 

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It Does Not Pay To Get Comfortable

A chapter in the book Geoffrey's Musings.


by Sankey

For three or more years
We had a great group
Of cool taxi drivers
These guys were a troop.

The first one was Ahmad
His first name Barkaat.
In gentleman's driving
He sure had the art.

But then came along covid
To kill it all dead
The men's taxi businesses
Got knocked on the head.

Vehicles everywhere
With nothing to do.
Close of businesses and schools 
Shot things through.

Post covid a new system
Has come on the block.
It's giving the "Old Guard"
A bit of a shock!

One of the regulars
Had turned up to get us
Not booked through the old system
Wondering what had upset us?

It seems all the drivers
Whether "system" or free
As they all know each other
We're making them see

They've taken us for granted,
Not treating us right,
They must "pull their socks up"
Or we might just "take flight!"



I had another version of this but sadly have lost it. Probably turn up after this goes public. The picture is Louise either boarding or having just alighted from one of the 8 or 9 wheelchair taxis we eventually had access to, in the good old days. Barkaat. pronounced "Bar-cart."
Most Fanstorians know my wife is in a power chair, moreso in the last few years. We need wheelchair taxis to get around. The new system is called "Book and Ride" and is set up by the Government. We will still sometimes get drivers we have known, but just making the old crowd wake up to the fact we do have other options besides them.

You can read more about meeting Ahmad and crew, in my "Little Dog Book" near the end in the following link.

Another curve in our lives.

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