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The Taxi Driver Didn't Recognize Me


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Once a week, I walk down to Loblaws (about 2km), the bank, and the library. Then I take a taxi home. After 4 years in the same house using taxis a few times a week (we don't have a car), the drivers for the local company kind of know us.

I got in the taxi and gave my address. The driver kept looking at me in the mirror. Finally, he said
"Excuse me, but have you just moved there?"
"No, we've been there four years."
Then he keeps looking at me some more. At last he said, "Are you the wife of the web and book designer?"
"Yes, I am." I replied.
"Wow--you have changed. I didn't recognize you." He was being very diplomatic, and had not asked me if I had lost weight, so of course I took the opportunity to brag a little. I told him I was down by 83 pounds and he just started shaking his head and smiling.
"You look so different. Very healthy."
Which really was one of the sweetest comments I've heard about my weight loss. And a rather good contrast with the "large" comment at Thanksgiving!

And, for some reason, I seem to be back in Spark mode! WooHoo!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EVILKLOWN 10/18/2010 12:12PM

    Awesome!!!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 10/17/2010 12:52AM

    emoticon Fabulous story! YOu are doing so well and have lost alot of weight - serves you right to brag! if i were you, i would brag everyday! life always takes good care of us doenst it, telling us things we need to hear when we need it ad don't expect it. emoticon

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TIKITAMI 10/15/2010 11:41PM

   
What a sweet thing for him to say!

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ATREAT4ME 10/15/2010 10:18PM

    That is so great; so awesome. Just fantastic. I am so glad you received such a lovely compliment. You certainly deserve it. I'm just so very happy for you!



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MEADSBAY 10/15/2010 8:23AM

    Kiss that man for me- loved his way with words.
You should be very proud of you!
LOVE your attitude and clicked LIKE on your blog.
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BONJI40 10/14/2010 7:05PM

    Hee hee! That's awesome! Isn't it great when people notice all the hard work!!!!
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MRDPOLING 10/14/2010 3:05PM

    OMG that is so very awesome!!!!!

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MIMOTOGO 10/14/2010 1:50PM

    Sometimes that's all it takes! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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SAMSPARK1 10/14/2010 11:27AM

    Feels good doesn't it. It's so nice to be given feedback about weight loss in a positive way!

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CORTNEY_NAMASTE 10/14/2010 10:54AM

    The universe delivered just what you needed. emoticon

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BABYBEARY 10/14/2010 10:30AM

    WOW. This must be a happy day. You earned it. Congrats!

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NANAPATTYB 10/14/2010 10:23AM

    WOW, a compliment like that sure makes you motivated and all worth it. Congratulations.

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NANAPATTYB 10/14/2010 10:21AM

    WOW, a compliment like that sure makes you motivated and all worth it. Congratulations.

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MARIE625 10/14/2010 8:31AM

    Awesome compliment!! emoticon

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ANEILSON 10/14/2010 7:56AM

    What a great compliment!

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SANDSTRA 10/14/2010 7:09AM

    Love it!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 10/14/2010 1:26AM

    I love that he said you look healthy. That's the best ever!

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KISHEGER 10/13/2010 10:50PM

    Lovely ....nice !!

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ELYMWX 10/13/2010 10:17PM

    Well done!

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BELLALUCIA 10/13/2010 9:38PM

    Keep going my dear, you are doing beautifully!

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AMOHAME2 10/13/2010 9:30PM

    That's so wonderful! Isn't it just so motivating when someone notices??

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SI1V3RBACK 10/13/2010 9:17PM

   
Trust me ... that never gets old !

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STARLIGHT615 10/13/2010 9:15PM

    WOW waht a great compliment!!

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ANNE7X7 10/13/2010 9:04PM

    What an awesome compliment! You do look fabulous, and it's awesome that a stranger noticed!!

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WATERMELLEN 10/13/2010 8:02PM

    Oh that has to feel sooooooo good!!

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LAURIETAIT 10/13/2010 7:20PM

    What a sweetheart! I hope you gave him a big tip!

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DANCINGGARDENER 10/13/2010 5:45PM

    Sweeeet....
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46SHADOW 10/13/2010 5:36PM

    Wow!

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HIPPICHICK1 10/13/2010 5:33PM

    You hottie!!

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ONECOOKIETWO 10/13/2010 5:24PM

    Well, what a coincidence!
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JULIE_CAMPBELL 10/13/2010 4:37PM

    emoticon emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/13/2010 4:30PM

    that is awesome!!

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BOGUSANNIE 10/13/2010 4:22PM

    FANTABULOSO!!!!!

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WESTCOASTGIRL2 10/13/2010 4:19PM

    Now THAT put a smile on my face! Congratulations!

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JEANNETTE59 10/13/2010 4:16PM

  Very cool emoticon

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L_CHANGES 10/13/2010 4:11PM

    That's great! What a wonderful motivation from an unexpected source!

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GEMINIGEM6 10/13/2010 4:03PM

    Oh yay! That is so cool. :)

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SALSACHIC 10/13/2010 3:59PM

    Nice blog, I like the way the Taxi Driver complimented you. He was honest and positive.

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