that "common" courtesy isn't any more common than common sense these days.
One of our local Scrabble players, an elderly lady who walks with a cane, returned to her home by taxi at 4:30 in the morning after taking her husband to the hospital. The house, the walk and the street were all dark. She asked the driver to stay until she was in the house. She did not ask him to get out of his cab and accompany her to the door, just remain in the street for the few minutes it took for her to get safely inside.
He couldn't be bothered, he drove off and left her in the dark. Fortunately, she made it into the house without any problems.
I do wonder how he would react if someone treated one of his elderly relatives that way.
4 days ago