February 17, 2007
beware the woe-man (random re me)
I take cabs to and from BWI relatively often, and the cabbie I get is usually either of African or Arab descent, with a relatively thick accent. I'm usually either tired or hung over or both, so I don't generally strike up conversation. Sometimes the cabbie will talk forever about boring crap and I smile and nod, but today I had the most hilarious misogynist from Ghana. I don't even remember what we talked about, but he had the craziest laugh, and he cracked himself up. And he kept saying "Beware the woe-man! You know, like from the bible when they say 'Woe unto you!' woe-man!" and talking about how back in Ghana he didn't have to cook, ever, or do any dishes, but once African women get to America, they get all uppity. Dude was 63, had 2 houses and a Mercedes and still drove a cab. Assuming he wasn't lying through his teeth. I laughed for basically the entire cab ride.
$$ "Good luck with your woe."
"Thank you, sir! Have a safe flight, and beware the woe-man!"