Friday, 20 February 2015

The Back Story

Important TV show calls and asks about complaining.

Calls again.

Of course I can get to Toronto.

Of course I can be there tomorrow morning.

Arrive at destination at 10:07am and realize that I have to be at taping at 10:30am.

Further realize that if I have to be at taping at 10:30am so does my face.


Racing through airport like crazed lunatic leisurely strolling past gates when remember that when en route to give keynote speech in Thunder Bay bought lipstick at favorite makeup store in airport.

Um, this might be a strange question but I'm uh going to be interviewed on a TV show today and as you can see I'm like beyond useless with my face.

Yes I can see that, says makeup artist with red jewel glued to chin. How much time do we have?

Fifteen minutes.

That's it? Well I will do what I can.

And then, like a chin jeweled angel, Soraya the makeup artist made me as passable as she could with only fake eyelashes and Miami Beach pink lipstick as her spirit guides.

Racing through airport like crazed lunatic walking slowly to the Ground Transport area I look out the window and don't see any cabs.

Just then, like an angel (but without the chin jewel) a cab driver appears and says You looking for Taxi ma'am.

Yes, as a matter of fact I am.

Start following him and have a minute of hey wait a second where is this guy taking me.

So what I'm just supposed to trust you?

He takes a photocopied license out of his pocket.

Just then, hallway doors burst open and like two angels, fully uniformed Airport Police call out Hey Ma'am did this man tell you he was a taxi driver?

Yes, as a matter of fact he did.

He is an illegal taxi driver.  He has no right to pick up fares here.  He would lead you to his car and not

Before they could finish their sentence, I was already racing through the airport like crazed lunatic to the official taxi stand and jumping into a cab.

Running so quickly I forgot to check something.

Did the Airport Police have chin jewels?

Morals of The Story:
1. Cab drivers without chin jewels can not be trusted.
2. Miami beach pink lipstick has no business in Thunder Bay
3. Where is Della Reese when you need her (look it up)
4. If someone who is an expert in customer service, and WHO IS ON HER WAY TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR A NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOW ABOUT CONSUMER PROTECTION can be duped by a wannabe cab driver, it can happen to anyone. Please be careful.


  1. I thought you looked lovely on camera! Would never have known about the frantic lead up :-)

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