Archive for January 25th, 2011


Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Do you know how hard it is to hail a cab in New York City?  In Buenos Aires it’s worse – much worse.  But that’s probably not why a 30-year Argentinean woman threw herself from the 23-floor of a hotel on Sunday landing on a cab.

Incredibly,  the woman (who landed face up on the taxi’s roof) was not killed but understandably has extensive injuries.  Less than two seconds before the landing, the driver exited his car to see why everyone was pointing and looking up.  The touchdown creased his cab’s roof and shattered its windshield but he was not injured.

Although many people think a botched suicide attempt is a “call for help”, I’d like to think, in this case anyway, it was just a call for a cab.