Monday, March 1, 2010

Earthquake country

Shift #23

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 -- Westin-St. Francis on Union Square to the Marquis Marriott, barely four blocks, barely two minutes -- $4

FIRST RIDE OF THE DAY. First ride of the month.

She is from Chile, which four days ago (while I was skiing in the Sierras with my daughter) was ripped by an 8.8 earthquake.

"My family is fine," she tells me. "Everyone is fine."

Nonetheless, she seems very touched by my very small, very inexpensive gesture.


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