I got into a cab at the airport only to be taken hostage by my driver.
He proceeded to drive me into town, slowly and the long way, in order to have more time to tell me his pet theory about the origins of language. He showed me a spiral bound note book with his laborious notes. Proof, he claimed, that all languages are indeed fragments of the original language that existed before the tower of the Babel.
He was really very pleasant, and entirely rational, but I have to say the whole thing was a little bit scary. Especially when he started telling me about the scientists who had assembled to listen to his theory and encourage him to publish.
I’ll just get out here, thank you very much. Yes, I know its a traffic island in the middle of nowhere. Better marooned than taken captive. That’s my own personal theory of self defense. As I matter of fact, perhaps, you’d like to hear my theory. It is extremely interesting, as I think you’ll find…
The image above is from the site for Ultimate Taxi here.