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A Cab Driver Goes to Heaven

A cab driver reaches the pearly gates. St. Peter looks him up in his Big Book and tells him to pick up a gold staff and a silk robe and proceed into Heaven.

Next in line is a preacher. St. Peter looks him up in his Big Book, furrows his brow and says, “OK, we’ll let you in, but take that cloth robe and wooden staff.”

The preacher is shocked and replies, “But I am a man of the cloth. You gave that taxi driver a gold staff and a silk robe. Surely I rate higher than a cabbie!”

St. Peter responds matter-of-factly, “This is Heaven and up here, we are interested in results. When you preached, people slept. When the cabbie drove his taxi, people prayed.”

New York City Taxi Driver Oral History Project

What do you think they’d say if taxi drivers talked?  For some interesting taxi driver tidbits, visit the digital exhibit for the New York City Taxi Driver Oral History Project.

“Not Just a Job”: Taxi Driver Insight and Inspiration,” the digital exhibit that was inspired by the oral history interviews and artwork of taxi drivers interviewed as a part of the The New York City Taxi Driver Oral History Project.

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