I settle in to the taxi, hoping to get a bit of work done before my upcoming meeting. As the driver begins pulling away from the curb, I open my briefcase and take out a folder. Even as I try to settle in to my papers, I can see from the cabbie’s face in the rearview mirror that he wants to talk.
“So, whatta you in town for?” he asks.
“I’m giving a speech. A presentation to some business people,” I say, hoping to make it sound uninteresting so the driver will leave me alone.
He doesn’t take the hint. “Oh yeah? What’s it about?” More