I grabbed a cab tonight to meet my friend for dinner. To borrow a phrase, cab rides are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. Tonight, I got a very nice young man, with a pleasant lilting accent of some kind, who did not drive like a complete maniac. That alone would have been enough. But after I got settled in the car, I realized that he was listening to none other than Ms. Barbra Streisand.
“People…people who need people…” But what else am I hearing? Oh yes, he is singing along softly. Without realizing it, I started singing along too, extra softly because I cannot sing at all. I know everyone says that, but believe me when I tell you that at best I sound like an alley cat in heat.
Either way, I was really enjoying myself. In the space of a 10 minute cab ride I managed to decompress from my typical stress-fest day at work, and get a pleasant song stuck in my head. I was seriously overdue for a swap of stuck songs. Since I listen to the groovy 70s channel in the morning, the song that had been stuck in my head earlier was that classic ballad, “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo.”*
All in all, a highly productive cab ride, followed by a lovely dinner with a good friend.
* please note that should you now have this song stuck in your head, the author is not responsible for any emotional distress this may cause you. In the event that you need an emergency back-up song to get rid of this one, might I suggest “It’s a Small World After All?”