Saturday, November 24, 2007


People who keep and maintain their cars with high mileages for lots of years tend to have long lasting marriages! I heard that sometime ago and it's true in my parent's case. My dad bought his Mercedes in 1990 and the car has almost 400,000 miles and he still does the 3000 mile oil changes like a clock work and the same thing with my mother even though she doesn't do a lot of driving lately.

My parents got married exactly fifty years ago and they had a great marriage and raised five kids and sent everyone of us to college.

"Hey Mad! I think your education at the University of Maryland paid off so well you belong to one of the elite group of DC cab drivers you idiot! I feel so sorry for your parents"

Fuck you! you jackass! Both of my parents are proud of me regardless, stop putting me down because I offer great transportation services to the fine hookers of the District of Columbia. I consider myself as a successful individual and don't forget I was the "DRIVER OF THE MONTH" for the month of June in 1996! How do you like me now motherfucker?

Enough about my success! It was a very special Thanksgiving and tonight we are celebrating my parents 50th weeding anniversary at a local hotel and all of my siblings and close relatives are in town for this special occasion. I am so proud of my parents for having a successful life together especially for beating the odds as an interracial couple during the 60's and 70's. Congratulations mom and dad!

I wonder if my mother is going to give my dad any action tonight after the party? Let me visualize that thought for a second...

Please don't forget the homeless while I go to the bathroom and throw up.

Mad Cabbie.


Peggy said...

A Golden Anniversary, how completely lovely. Congratulations to the both of them and to those who get to share in the moment.

Claire said...

It's so romantic! Congratulations and Best Wishes to your whole family. You have many blessings to celebrate, Cabbie.

june in florida said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving.Many more happy years to your mum and dad.Are you going to follow their example any time soon Mad?

John said...

Congratulations to your Mum and Dad,
5 kids and 50 years and 400,000 on the clock.
Many more miles and smiles to you all.
Enjoy the celebrations and get a cab home.

Xtreme English said...

where's the picture of this blessed bunch? c'mon, mad.

in the meantime, heartiest congratulations to your mom and dad. fifty years, five college-educated kids. that's one splendid accomplishment. love your theory about the car!

peggy's mom

Red said...

Congrats to your Folks. 50 Years is quite a feat for any couple especially an interracial couple.

Why on earth would you attempt to imagine your parents...

The Cab Guy said...

Md Cabbie,

This was a lovely story. Congratulations to your parents. Here's to hoping they'll have many more.

My parents couldn't seem to manage to put in more than twenty years together. And only two of their three children are college graduates (I'm one), which isn't even as good as the 68% of the time that Diamond Cab brakes work.

By the way, I drop in to your blog from time to time. I love all the tales of your adventures. I'm glad to read that you're feeling better, and hope your recovery continues apace.

I have added your blog to my blogroll. Will you consider adding mine to yours?


The Cab Guy

The Cab Guy said...

Mad Cabbie,

Sorry for misspelling your name in my last comment. This is what happens when I don't pay attention to what I'm doing...

The Cab Guy

Anonymous said...

dear mad cabbie,

its so crazy how kids who grew up in a happy family tends to fuck up all the time.your parents probably taught they were raising another NASA material(poor folks),i will bet my last cent that you have not been in a relationship that has lasted for more than two months.


Lugosi said...

Hmmm.... So Mad Cabbie might be getting a baby brother or sister in nine months, eh?

jojo said...

I think I know who you are, we went to the same high school together at BCC and you are still the same funny guy I used to know!

Jennifer(Jojo)from Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your parents too. I started reading your blog recently. I bet your parents are nice easy lovers. Why on earth would you want to throw up?!?
Greetings from Europe.

J-Funk said...

Congrats to your parents! That's amazing. I bet they have some good stories to tell (just like you!).

Mad Cabbie said...

Thanks Peggy! Not a lot of people can achieve that these days.

I appreciate that Claire and when are you getting married?

June I don't see myself getting married... I almost got married in 1996 but I think I am enjoying the way I am at this point in my life.

Thanks John, the party was great but I didn't have to take a cab because I didn't drink at all!

Thank you Peggy's mom, One of these days I will post some kind of a family picture but I need their approval...Did you recover from your Chicago trip?

Red, haven't you ever wonder and thought about your parents having sex? I think everyone does but no matter how in love they are and what you think of your parents the idea of them doing the nasty is kind of gross!

Thanks The Cab Guy, I will put on the blog roll as well! Keep posting the good stuff!

Hustle man Charles, I hate to admit that you might be right you jackass, but I do have relationships that lasted for over two months, let me about for over twenty years on and off! By the way I saw you driving up Texas Avenue the other night, what were you doing in that hood? Only cabbies with bronze balls drive through that shit hole!

Lug, My mother having a baby at 69? Let me go and throw up again! By the way I keep looking for your cab with no luck! I think you are hustling the retirement homes or something I can't seem to locate your new cab!

Jojo! Good to hear from you babe! I thought you went to Iowa State U and ended up marrying a chicken farmer or something? I talk to Lauren and Jeff all the time, they have my number and feel free to call and say hi!

Thanks Anonymous from Europe, My parents are good people...But I always like to think that my parents had sex only five times in their lives when they tried to have their five kids!

Hello J-Funk, My Dad is a great story teller, His Vietnam stories rocks...He is a kind of person who watches a two hour movie and talk about the same movie for three hours!

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