In a cab this morning, the driver told me that he’d never intended to be a cab driver and that really, he was a student. I was caught a bit off guard, and wondered what prompted this personal disclosure. What are you studying? I asked. “I came from The Congo to Chicago to study Classical theology”. Huh, I said. I came from New Guinea to Chicago to study Postcolonial Theology.
We both had a good chuckle–to the point where he pulled the cab to the side of the road to wipe the tears from his eyes.
And I’ve made a friend.