Sunday, September 24, 2006

Female Trouble

When a guy with flowers in his hand jumps in a cab at four in the morning and says he's in a big rush to get to 25th Street and 1st Avenue, it can mean only one thing - female trouble.

Here's what happened: Tyrone does event planning and had organized a party for clients earlier in the evening. His fiance, Amanda, had thought she would be able to go to this party herself but it turned out she could not get in. She told Tyrone it was okay, no big deal, and went home while he stayed and worked the event. But later in the night, when the party was finished, they spoke on the phone and Tyrone detected that Amanda was in fact a bit upset about it. Result: flowers, particularly sunflowers which Amanda is fond of, and an emergency taxi ride to 25th and 1st.



Some of the best advice I ever heard about maintaining a relationship is to never go to sleep over an upset. Tyrone must have heard this advice, too, or just have great instincts, because he didn't treat this as a trivial matter. Getting Amanda un-upset was top priority. Now if she does the same for him, these two are going to have a very hamonious marriage.

An interesting thing about Tyrone, by the way, is that he speaks Italian fluently. He told me both his parents are half Italian and half black and he grew up speaking both English and Italian. He had some amusing stories about being among Italians, overhearing their Italian conversations, and then shocking them by revealing (in Italian) that this black kid understood everything they were saying! It reminded me of a fare I had a couple of years ago in which an Asian girl was speaking in Russian to her friend. It turned out she was from one of the former Soviet republics. It wasn't a language I would ever have expected to be coming out of her body.

So, Tyrone... how about a comment about how it turned out with Amanda that night? My millions of readers want to know!

10 comments:

lovelyjd said...

Yeah, Tyrone...did your tactics work? :)

Cabbie X said...

Tyrone has definitely got it right! Gotta keep the senses open, even when they say it's ok, it frequently isn't. Good man!

Mad Cabbie said...

I don't know G.S those sunflowers look like they're going to die any minute!

Tyrone said...

Everything worked out fine. I arrived home, and as I was putting my coat down, she woke up and saw me holding the flowers, and just smiled.

G.S. said...

I love happy endings. How do I say "Thanks, Tyrone!" in Italian?

Rhea said...

Sweet story!

Mad Cabbie said...

Thanks for the link G.S, I replaced "New York Hack" by your blog as "New York Cabbie" I don't think she is in to hacking anymore she hardly writes new stuff, so we need more of your New York stories.

Cheers!

evabedeva said...

I think mad cabbie has a point. Take it from me, women like Roses. Sunflowers? Fuggedaboudit!

amanda said...

So, indeed his tactics did work! oh and roses are nice evabedeva but sunflowers are better.

:-)

Alvand said...

when I was in Iran over the summer, I was walking through a popular bazaar when I encountered a Chinese family speaking fluent Farsi..it was really fascinating, especially considering I myself, an Iranian, does not know fluent Farsi