The Other Side of the Story - A Puff and A Huff
Exercise your ability to judge favorably; otherwise, you may end up with...
A PUFF AND A HUFF
I got into a cab the other day in Jerusalem. "Do you mind not smoking?" I asked the cab driver.
"No, I don't mind," he said. But he made no motion to extinguish the cigarette which dangled from his lips.
"Well then," I said, "is it possible to put out your cigarette?"
"It's possible," he said, but again he took no action.
"Look," I said, "I can't ride with you if you're smoking."
"Okay," he said.
"Fine!" I said. "I'm taking another cab!" I opened the door and got out in a huff.
"Look," said the driver, holding up his unstarted cigarette. "It wasn't even lit!"
Sheepishly, I got back into the cab.
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