A woman visitor to the city entered a taxicab. No sooner was the door

closed than the car leaped forward violently, and afterward went racing

wildly along the street, narrowly missing collision with innumerable

things. The passenger, naturally enough, was terrified. She thrust her

head through the open window of the door, and shouted at the chauffeur:

"Please, be careful, sir! I'm nervous. This is the first time I ever

rode in a taxi."

The driver yelled in reply, without turning his head:

"That's all right, ma'am. It's the first time I ever drove one!"