The view from the Cab.

The view from the cab
Now this story may lose some effect over the Atlantic Ocean, but after reading it I suggest a visit to Goggle Maps and the insertion of the appropriate word will bring clarity to all……. Picked up a beautiful, elegant women the other day at Victoria Station with all her matching luggage with the label ‘M.C’ prominently displayed. “Where we going then M.C?” Says I ingratiating myself as only an old ‘hand’ can do. “The Dorchester please driver.” Comes the reply in an English accent with a slight leaning towards an American pronunciation.
“Lot of traffic between here and there” says I with one eye on the meter. “Might come to a few bob.” I added, seeing £10 on it and we hadn’t gone far. “Where you from anyway?” I asked trying to seem interested, which I have to say I was not. “HAVANT” she says, and now I’m perplexed. Haven’t what I asked myself and swiftly decided that she meant MONEY, so foot down, out the traffic and we arrived in double quick time.
“She aint got no dosh for a tip old son” says I to the porter unloading those stylist cases. “What do you mean cabbie, of course I have money. Here take this £50 note and less of your impudence.”
“Then why did you say that you didn’t have any?” I asked defiantly as she haughtily walked away. “It’s near Portsmouth you twit.” She called over her shoulder as she entered the Hotel……..Funny lot those Americans.

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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