Had to catch a cab to the airport because I forgot to book the airport shuttle as they were complete sold out (how the hell does an airport shuttle sell out?) and was picked up by a large woman who loved to talk. So we were chatting merrily about the dismal state of the economy when she remarked that she was praying for things to get better and asked if I was a churchgoer.
I usually try to deflect these types of questions by simply saying that I don’t because I don’t like to make a big deal out of being an atheist as I know that some people find my lack of beliefs to be a mortal sin (or something). Anyway, I tried to change the topic but the cab driver was having none of that and asked me if I believed in Jesus. If I had even half a brain I probably should have just nodded and let it slide but I said that I didn’t but that I respected the fact that she did.
Well … then the tirade started. For the remaining 20min of the ride, I had to endure a tirade of bible-bashing where I was told several times that I was a tool of Satan and that I was definitely going to hell. I’m too damned polite to insist that someone shuts the fuck up so I just kept nodding and looking out the window in the hope that she would pipe down but the volume and force of her tirade continued to increase.
I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to see the sight of an airport as I was when we finally arrived. Even as I paid, exited the cab and walked into the terminal, she continued to call out after me making sure everyone within earshot knew that I was going to hell.
Tell me something I don’t know!
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