Manhattan Exchange

images A cab pulled up to the corner of 80th and Madison while I waited for the light.  The driver jumped out to throw his trash away in the nearby bin.

“Wow, that’s great that you did that,” I said to him.

“Did what?” he answered, looking confused.

“Get out of your taxi to throw your garbage away. ”

“What else would I do with it?”

I had to laugh.  “Toss it out the window, something I’ve seen many, many times.”

“Really?  I’d never do that.”

“I want you to know I have such respect for you not littering.”

He smiled, shook his head in wonder, and got back in his taxi.

Nothing like a humble hero, especially one with a clean cab.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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10 Responses to Manhattan Exchange

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I bet he’ll think of your compliment every time he tosses another piece of garbage, and it will make him feel good.

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  2. Elle Knowles says:

    There are some decent people in the world after all Susannah! After that praise from you he will probably never even think to litter. Liter is one of my pet peeves. It takes so little effort to do it right you have to wonder why more people don’t get it. ~Elle

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  3. micklively says:

    I suppose we should be encouraged by his regarding the right way as the only way. It’s a shame that more don’t.


  4. Patricia says:

    The best part of this is that he didn’t think anything of what he did. Bet he doesn’t leave his dirty clothes on the floor for his wife to pick up.

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  5. It is indeed a rare site these days. I recently had a mother, with her kids in the car, toss a bag out the window as I was driving behind her. I guess she didn’t get the “Children Learn From Example” Memo.


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