Moishe Epstein was riding in a cab in downtown Brooklyn when he leaned over and gently tapped the driver him on the shoulder to get his attention. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window. For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. Then the shaking driver said, "Are you okay? I'm so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me."
Badly shaken, Moishe apologized to the driver and said, "I didn't realize that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle someone so badly."
The driver replied, "No, no, I'm the one who is sorry, it's entirely my fault. Today is my very first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for 25 years."