Metro mort ce matin

This morning at about 9:30, it was announced that service was interrupted in the metro. I would tell you which lines, but saying all of them is easier. I was at metro Jean-Talon and walking all the way downtown was an option, except that I didn’t have two hours, so I took a cab.

It sucks when the subway is down. Having a conversation with a cab driver compensates a little. If I had more money, I’d take one with a different driver everyday. This morning, the guy was from Haiti and the conversation started with the flag hanging on his mirror.

He was telling me how Haiti is a country that can not live on its own and people like him send money to family and friends every month, and soon it’s all going to stop, because the next generation won’t be as sensible to all that happened and to what’s happening in Haiti. While saying that, the driver seemed sad, most likely because he has family there.

The good news is that Haiti is trying to be more open to tourism which can potentially become a great source of income.

The whole conversation was good. It made me forget about the subway and I didn’t know how long I was in the car, however I do know I paid $20 which isn’t so bad, but I won’t take a cab every day.

Oh yeah, I learnt that Haiti became independent in 1804. It’s my birth date :P

3 Comments so far

  1. Justin (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    Long! Buddy! Get a bike!

  2. Jane (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 8:42 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this post. It’s a nice and thoughtful story. Thank you for posting it.

  3. Long (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 12:08 am

    @Justin: I have a bike :) I’m just very sensible when the temperature is so close to 10 C in the morning :P

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