Today I was sad for the whole day. No..I did not get a ticket (which a cab driver usually does)..I did not loose an airport job..or anything like that. I was sad because I saw some extraordinary scenes played in front of my eyes and I just could not take that. Let me explain the whole story.
I picked up my first passenger from LaGaurdia Airport to Wall Street area. His name was Mr. Todd Leyba and he works for IBM. I had a great conversation with him and I was happy. After I dropped him off I made a right turn and there I found a mother with two kids waiting for a cab. The kids have school bags on their back and the mother was holding a small bag. I really did not see their face before they got in the cab. But as soon as they got in the cab both of the kids (a boy and a girl) started to cry their hears out. I looked back and saw two of the most beautiful kids in the world crying. I felt very sad and asked their mother about the reason of their crying. She said,” Divorce sucks…”
I am a sucker..what can I say. I felt deep pain in my heart….tears were coming out of my eyes but lucky for me that she did not see that as I turned around and started to drive.
Yes… divorce sucks. She seemed to be a very understanding woman. I asked her why divorce..? She told me that her ex husband was a very fine human being but he is also not organized. He tries a lot of thing at the same time but ended up not doing anything at all.
She did not tell me anything about her husband in terms of falling in love with someone but I could easily guess that that was the case as he already has a live in girl friend. On the other hand she also has a boy friend who happens to live in Boston.
So why were the kids crying their hearts out..you might ask. The kids were crying because every Thursday they go to spend the night with their father. Then they will also spend the weekend with him. Since this is a long weekend they will be staying with their father and his girl friend the whole weekend. And they did not want to go to the father. It was not that they did not love him..the reason was that his girl friend also stayed with him and that takes out their time to spend with the father alone. So they did not want to go.
The girl who was older and about 7 years old cried so much that I wished I could bring her father drag out of his apartment ans show him the pain the kids were going through. Both of her eyes were so puffy and red that it seemed like she had allergic reaction.
The mother dropped the kids off to their school. Both of them did not want to be picked up by their father and they were literally begging her not to send them to their father. I could not keep my tears anymore…I could feel the warm drop of tears going down but I had to hide it from her. She asked me to drop her off where I picked up her from.
After they were gone I tried to tell her something but could not come up with the words need to say without making her feel bad. Finally I told her,” Ms. I tried but could not me a bit diplomatic so I have to say what I want to say. I think you should STOP dating right now. Your kids are old enough to understand but not old enough to handle the situation and they are in a mess. Their father left them but by dating you also are doing the same thing.
Tell me, where would the children go? They can not feel comfortable with their father because his girl friend snatches the time and they can not come to you because you are with your boy friend far far away in Boston. They did not send application to the God to come to this world..both of you brought them in and both of you neglecting them because both of you are selfish. And about Thursday night sleep over talk to your ex and change the schedule no matter what the court paper says.”
She told me that he is not that easy to talk to but she would try. She thanked me for my observation and suggestion and gave me a $8 tips on a $12 dollar trip. I gave her my card and asked her to check my blog out. She promised me to do that.
So friends what do I think of this situation..I think the mother is a very caring mother but on the other hand she seemed to like the idea for not having the kids in the weekend so that she could go to see her boyfriend and that was why she was pushing them to spend the weekend starting today so that she would get minimum of 3 days alone with her BF.
I wish I could adopt them so that I would never let the kids drop even one drop of tears. Why people are so selfish…? Once a person is married and have kids..what else he/she wants from life..? Why can’t they just be together even for the sake of the kids..?