An unbelievable thing happened yesterday. It was around 7 am and I was cruising on Broadway in 90s. At 93rd and Broadway I stopped and a young girl stepped in my cab with a small bag and wanted to go to JFK airport. I was very happy to go there as I could bring another passenger back by 10 o clock. So while I was fixing my rear view mirror I saw her face and I was sure that she was crying and she did not sleep last night. So as I always do I asked her if I might know why was she upset. She broke into tears and started to cry.. I gave her the time to cry. Once she became a bit normal then I ask her what happened. She might have felt the genuine concern in my voice. She asked me if she can sit in the front seat. So I stopped and she sat beside me and I started again. We were still in the city..she started .”.Well I had a fight with my boyfriend because I found a sexy message in his cell phone and when I confronted him he became very mad and started acting crazy. In one heat of the moment he hit me right on my face and tried to choke me. I ran to the other room and lock the door.” I asked, Did he behave like this before ?” She said, “ “No..” Then she started to say,” He tried to apologies but I was not in a mood for that. All night long I wondered how could he, ? I had a little sleep and a bit before I opened the door and found him sleeping on the sofa. I grabbed my things and left without saying anything.” I thought for a while and said,” Ms..( she corrected me by saying that her name was Janet)..
“Janet I understand your frustration but I am 100% sure that you will come back within a short time as you did not finish the relationship. When you will reach home soon or later he will call you or even you will call him, he will tell you that he was sorry and exactly what you wanted to hear and then you will forgive him and will come back.” Guess what the same thing will happen again and you will leave again..the whole cycle will keep going on.” I hold her hand and she knew that I was right. I could see that she started to trust me. She took my right hand into her hand.
I told her, “ Ms. Janet if it was me I would go back and officially end the relationship. I would never marry a person who lies, get violent but at least I would give him a chance to sort things out and let him know that I am not coming back. Men will do and say exactly what you wanted to hear or see and then again old habit never dies.” I was closing to JFK. She told me that she trusted my judgment but she was not brave enough to finish the relationship face to face. She would call him once she reached home.
I said, “ OK as you wish.” I came to the Jet Blue terminal and stopped. But I noticed that she is not paying me..so I waited about a minute and ask her to pay me as I have to go to the main lot. To my surprise she told me.” Would you please take me back to the same place..?” I was shocked that she agreed with me and was very happy to drive her back. I was happy for the return trip as I did not have to wait for 2 hours in the lot and at the same time I felt kind of good that I could help her.
She sat again on the front seat..few minutes there was a complete silence then she said,” You are a very good adviser. You seemed to know many things about human nature and you seemed to be very educated. Thanks for opening my eyes. You are right..I would forgive him if he asked me to and I also know that same thing will happen again. He will never be a good husband. He lies to me all the time.”
She hold my right hand and put her another hand over my hand and made a clap. It felt good that a young girl was holding my hand but I knew that holding meant trust and I would never break anyone’s trust especially in this vulnerable time. So I let her felt the warmth of my hand. I looked at her and she seemed to be in peace. She was looking great.
35 minutes later just before I dropped her she told me, “ Would you please come back tomorrow at 9 am so that I can go with you? It will be nice to see you again who helped me to be brave and face the reality.?” I said, “ I would be honored to do that.” She gave me $120.00 for the ride which was more than enough.
So today I went to 93rd St and Broadway about 8.55 and she came around 9.07. She was happy to see me as she smiled from far way. She sat again on the front seat. I asked her,” So..what did you do..?” She smiled to me and I could see her pain in that smile. She said” You were so right , I ended the relationship in a nice way. I told him that he was free to choose anyone and I will go my own way. He tried to explain but I assured him that it was OK. I told him that I would be sad for a while then I will be all right. I am young and I am sure there are many men out there for me. He did not want me to leave then again he also realized that it was over. We went to a nice dinner. He bought me flower as last gift. He wanted to buy me something expensive but I refused to get anything. “ And ..you know what..?
I did not understand what..so she started to get blushed ..you know..? I had nothing in my mind so I really was not getting what she meant by that.. She said,” You are so naive..I had a great sex with him last night but I told him that that would be the last time we will have sex. I told him not to call me ever and I also promised that I will never call him.. Thank you so very much to give me the strength to put a closer on my relationship before it went too far. Then she gave me a kind of hug..as while driving no one can give a full hug. In one moment she wanted to know if I was married and I told her that I have a wife of 25 year, a daughter of 20 and a son who is 14.
I dropped her off at the Jet Blue terminal, she gave me a $100.00 dollar bill and said.” thank you”. I knew she did not want to get any change. She gave me a big tight long hug and whisper into my ears, “ I wish you were not married.” I smelled her perfume and hold her tight for few moments. Then she walked away with her small bag. I kept looking at her way and as if she knew I was still there. She turned back and gave me a flying kiss. I smiled and drove off to the taxi lot. I could still smell her perfume. I promised that I would not open the window today.
I believe in KARMA.