Today I am very sad. Sad..not because I got a ticket, sad.. not because I had an accident, sad..not because one passenger did not pay me and ran away. Although these all were very much possibilities but I am not sad for any of theses reasons.
Let me explain..I picked up a very beautiful young kid from NYU area who wanted to to go upper 90s on Madison Ave. As soon as she got in she started to use her cell phone. I overheard her asking for the number for the Blue Cross and she called but she was not sure whether the doctor she was going to see is in-network or out of network. She tried to go to see her own OBGYN Doctor but she was not in New York. So she had to find a Doctor for very emergency visit and she could find no one who would see her except the Doctor of Madison Ave.
So while she was talking the line got disconnected and she screamed in frustration,” Oh I am so done with AT&T..this shitty network keeps dropping the calls” and broke down into tears. I knew something was very wrong and I asked her if she wanted to use my phone which has T mobile on but the problem was that the phone was being charged and the cable of the charger was not reaching to her on the back seat. So I stopped the car and politely asked her to sit on the front and she sat on the front seat and thanked me. She called and finally found someone to talk to in the insurance company but she was told that they could not find her file as her insurance is from California where her parents live. Since she was still bellow 21 and a full time student in NYU..her father is the original insured. When she could not get the answer she started to cry hysterically. I have a daughter exactly her age and I felt so fatherly love that my eyes got teary. She kept mumbling that her parents will kill her if they knew that she was pregnant. And I was thinking that all along. She was only 20 and got pregnant..! Of course they will kill her..I know I would..I told her not to panic and try using her brain so that she can get out of this mess without letting her parents know. She asked me my telephone number and I gave her the number. She asked my permission if she could call me for any future advice and I said in affirmative.
Anyway I told her that I would give her the name and telephone number of my wife’s doctor so I called my wife and got the number for her. I told her that in case she found out that the Doctor is out of network and charges an arm and leg, she should at least call my wife’s Doctor and I was sure that she would charge fraction of the that Manhattan Doctor. My wife’s Doctor is an Indian Doctor and she does not charge a lot.
When she reached the destination, she thanked me profoundly for helping her out and gave me a big tip for the ride. She wanted to go to find out how much it would cost then she would call the other doctor if needed. I felt so sad after that for her and for her parents. They sent their child 3000 miles away to get educated, not to get pregnant. I am sure every night they cry for their children before going to bed…
So there you go my friends. Please take care of your family. Be very careful with your children. Never let them go unchecked even for a day. Do whatever it takes to protect your children as they are the most precious jewels you can ever have. Call them very often no matter what they say, be a part of their life, put a bug on there phone so you know every moment where they are. I know it is a invasion of privacy but please explain to your children that while you trust them but you don’t trust the rest of the world. So for the benefit of your children, it is the most important thing to know where your children are at any given moment. I know, many people will disagree with me in this issue but if anything goes wrong with my kids it will not be the city or states loss, it will be totally mine and I want to safeguard the very thing I love most…my kids.