The View From The Cab.

I went to work this morning feeling a little neglected and disappointed about certain matters that I had previously commented on, and my mood was not lightened as I made a start. I picked up in Canary Wharf and was on my way into the City. At the first set of traffic lights a car pulled up alongside and the driver tooted its horn. “Where’s the Meridian Hotel” he said, and I purposely avoided the word ‘asked’ there. He was a big fat man with his stomach tight against the steering wheel. I asked “was there a please somewhere there?” At that he visibly sighed and then in an exaggerated fashion said “please.” I told him to F Off  except I actually filled in the missing letters after that “F.” It was then that I realised that there was a lady in the back of the cab and I immediately apoligised at which she reassured me that my apology was completely unnecessary. Unfortunately for the rest of my day I found more people akin to that motorist than that lady passenger.


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 in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada and Australia. Although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows best; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. 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 in the UK.
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