A man flags down a taxi in downtown Sydney and gets in.
As they drive along towards Bondi Beach, the passenger taps the driver on the shoulder to ask him something.
The driver shouts loudly, loses control of the car, nearly hits a bus, shoots up onto the sidewalk and comes to a halt five centimetres in front of a large shop window.
There is silence for a few seconds until the taxi driver says, “Please never do that again, you have scared me to death!”
The passenger apologises, “I really didn’t know you would get so scared by merely being tapped on your shoulder!”
“It’s not really your fault,” the driver says.
“Today is my first day as a cab driver. The last 25 years I drove a hearse.”