Returning lost things

People leaving their phones in my cab is common. I’ve lost count of how many people have left their phones in my cab. Some people leave their wallets or purses. A few people have left their laptops. One man even left his whole backpack. I wouldn’t be surprised if these people forgot their children in…

Kids and their independence

When I was young probably fourteen or fifteen, me and my friends, we made a plan to go to Baway. Baway is located in the Bhimber side close to Azad Kashmir. It’s a very famous Darbar where a Sufi saint is buried. His grave is on top of a mountain. People usually go there to…

Driving a cab around NYC

Driving a cab around NYC is not easy. I remember one time when my eldest daughter was in college, I told her my back was aching and I needed a doctor’s appointment. She laughed at me like I was a clown in a circus. “How hard can it be to sit in one place? That’s…

The Yellow cab crises

I’ve been driving the yellow cab around NYC for the past 25 years. In between I tried different jobs, like buy a chicken farm, but it didn’t work out. Apparently my eldest daughter hates the smell of chicken poop and she refused to leave our two apartment bedroom. She was fourteen at that time. My…