"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> Doug Jones wrote:
> > BTW, in my cab driving days I once had a belligerent passenger (standing
> > behind the open left rear door) grab my left wrist as I reached back for
> > the cash awkwardly offered from behind. He started to lift a weapon in
> > his right hand (I never did see exactly what it was), so I threw the
> > gearshift in reverse and ran him over with the door. If I'd thought
> > just a bit faster I'd have cocked the wheel to my right to swing the
> > front of the car over him, too. Asshole.
> Driving over him once you could dismiss as an accident. If you changed gears and
> went over him a second time, you might have some problems...
Hell, I backed up all the way to the end of the block, did a skidding
90° turn, the door slammed when I hit the brakes, and I burned rubber
out of there. He may have had a gun, I'd lost track of his buddy, and I
had his bait $10 bill for a $7 fare, so I figured I won... don't mess
with a cabbie, he has a lethal weapon at his fingertips.
Those were exciting days. Now I just run rocket engines from two feet
-- Doug Jones Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace http://www.xcor-aerospace.com
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