After another day at Southland and then mother's I decided I couldn't face the walk home so I rang for a taxi at 4.01 p.m.
I sat outside on the fence from that time until 4.45 when I rang again on the mobile this time.
I sat there for another 15 minutes until I nearly froze my tits off. No joke, it turned freezing.
I went back inside and rang the operator, no problems there's one on the way.
At 5.25, I rang again. Was I sure the address was ...........? @#$%!!
At 5.55, I rang the supervisor who checked and said 5 taxi drivers had said the pick-up was completed. She was outraged and 5 taxi drivers were listed for a rocket. If I wasn't picked up in 10 minutes, I was to ring her again.
At 6.15, another call to the supervisor and the despatcher. The sixth driver was threatened with no more jobs for the night unless I was picked up.
In all this time, not one taxi was spotted in the street. Even when I went inside I was sitting in front of a six foot wide/tall window where I could see the street. When it was dark, I put all the outside lights on.
At 6.27, a taxi arrived and I was delivered home at 6.32. The driver looked like Professor Snape, so much so I checked to see if it was a full moon. No kidding, he had shoulder length black hair parted in the middle and was wearing a long black coat. He also had no sense of direction but he was polite.
At 6.40, I had the gin in the glass and had opened a packet of jellybeans for tea.
How was your day?