Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taxi

Only my dad would pick up 5 Chinese guys at Walmart who needed a cab and take them 20 minutes out of his way to their China town drop off. Only my dad would make such good friends of them on the drive in all their broken English that they would invite him and my mother to join them for dinner. Only my dad would accept take my mom in the restaurant with them at 9 p.m. for a spontaneous dinner. And who else would afterward pile all 5 of these Chinese men plus one of their friends into his car and drive them to their hotel.


When my mom married my dad she knew one thing for sure ... life with him would never be boring. And I think it is safe to say that at 74 he is anything but boring.

I am grateful the Chinese men were good people. I am sure they are glad my dad isn't a psycho too. I guess these guys come every year for the CES convention. They swapped contact info with my dad to get together next year and invited him to come to China for the best tour ever. :)

8 comments:

Rach said...

It's so wonderful knowing there are still good people in this world--your dad AND the Chinese men. :o)

I sometimes lose heart when confronted with all the negative press and all the violence out there. This was such a nice pick-me-up. Thank you for sharing!

shanan said...

Ha! Your dad is such a hoot!

Carolyn said...

Awesome! Hilarious!!

Carolyn said...

p.s. Your dad looks so "american" in the photo! Do you know what I mean? Those guys surely met a real american during their visit!

Julie said...

I love that Stephanie- your family sounds wonderful.

Traci G said...

sounds like Morgan (aka Sean)

Amber said...

I am just a random person that has followed your blog for a while and thinks you are an amazing person. :) I had to comment because I am crying a little. That is exactly what my dad would have done. He is my hero, and I am touched when I hear about people who are also just genuinely nice. Aren't dad's great?

LaRae said...

Lol!! Only your dad! I love it and am glad I know him to know just what you're talking about!!