We’ve all had a good gab with a taxi driver, especially after a couple of drinks have loosened out our tongues.
So, it’s no surprise that cabbies know more than their fair share of secrets.
And, some of the tidbits they learn are far darker than the fact you snogged your colleague or that you, not the cat, broke mum’s vase.
Over on Reddit, a curious posted asked a question.
They said: “Taxi drivers, what’s the deepest secrets you’ve overheard in your car?”
And, thousands liked the post and flocked to the comments – and what these cabbies had to say is shocking.
One person wrote: “I carried two medical professionals once and one of them talked to his colleague about that time he was ‘kindly kidnapped’ out of the hospital by two guys that took him to a mansion outside the city and asked to examine the heart condition of a man who seemed to be a local mafia boss that was wanted from the law.
“They somehow provided him with all the tools and help and made him operate the boss.
“They finally let him go and paid him with a big sum of cash saying they would contact him again for anything else. He said it was one of the scariest yet most interesting experiences in his life.”
He added: “And people who work in hospitals apparently have some mad orgies off duty.”
“That took a f***ing left turn,” replied a surprised poster.
It seems run ins with the Mafia aren’t that uncommon though as another bloke said: “I work Uber Black in Los Angeles, picked up a customer round midnight from a flight from Mexico to LAX, had two stops.
“First stop he waited for some ‘compadres’ who loaded five duffel bags in my SUV.
“Second stop was from L.A To San Jose – 6hr drive! After $2,500 (£1,800) fare and $400 (£289) tip, I never dared asked what was in those bags!”
But, not all secrets were quite so worrying.
A taxi driver with a slightly less intimidating tidbit commented: “A 50 year old man admitted to me that he doesn’t know how to cook and doesn’t have the time to do it, so he’ll sneak out late at night to get leftovers from his mother’s house.”
I mean… we do love our mum’s cooking.
While another cabbie said: “I’ve worked for Uber and once a passenger, a clearly intoxicated lady, told me she should have married her brother-in-law, cause her husband had a tiny d*** and was much less handsome, but because the husband was also far richer, she married him.”
And another said: “My uncle was a cab driver in LA. One day he picks up two guys who then discuss a murder they are going to commit. After a while they begin discussing whether they should also kill the cab driver.”
Another person shared their story which wasn’t so much a secret as a dream-come-true.
They wrote: “My best ride was Michael Fassbender (actor) Lax to BH, he treat [me to] in-n-out burger and we karaoke all the way to hotel (he said his dream as a teen was to be a rock star) coolest guy ever!”
And, he had a photo as proof!
What’s the deepest secret you’ve ever heard? Tell us in the comments…
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