11/28/2017 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! Another episode of the Beats and Speaks Podcast for you all today! A continuation from the previous episode about PEOPLE WHO STARE AT TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS! This one is in conjunction with that episode is about the ride getting across the U.S.-Canada border and the transportation arrangements that were made to get both my mother and I from the VIA RAIL train station in Windsor, Ontario to our destination, which was just outside of Detroit, Michigan. As I said in the previous post and episode, my mother and I went to Michigan for a weekend to visit family, and it was a good trip, we throughly enjoyed ourselves, just catching up and reminiscing on some good times. Driving over the border, getting into the States was not the issue, wasn’t the problem, driving the 2 to 3 hours to our destination in Michigan WAS! Oh, it absolutely was! I mentioned this in the previous post and episode as well, my family had arranged for a car service to pick up my mother and I and take us across the border to our destination in Michigan. No problem, that was fine. All the family members were busy just dealing with other important things. So, my mother and I are met by this driver respresenting the contracted company, who is going to take us from Windsor, across the border, through Detroit, and to our destination in Michigan, so we can get to visiting our family there. It all started out okay. The driver introduced themselves, helped us load our baggage into the car, was very friendly, even still, I got this sort of uneasy feeling about them. Anyway, we all get in the car and the journey to our destination starts. We cross the border and get through the Detroit-Windsor tunnel with no issue, once we get onto, I think it was Instate 96 travelling north further into Michigan, I mentioned in the previous episode that we got into Michigan around 5pm, in the height of rush hour and there was accident that people kept slowing down to look at, which just compounded things. The snail’s pace of traffic got even slower...AGONY! The driver we had, kept changing the price of the trip on us, which was a MAJOR PROBLEM, and will always be a MAJOR PROBLEM IN MY BOOK! Just name your price and stick to it! However, this person changed the price at least 3 times on us. First, they said it was $260, then, $294, and last a hundred dollars more at $394! That’s just part of the reason I was internally losing my mind. The other part of this equation was the fact that he kept fooling with their GPS, trying to figure out the address of our destination, which he had and we gave him, SEVERAL TIMES! He just wouldn’t listen, and it drove me up the wall, but I’m calm and cool on the outside because I’m not with someone I know, other than my mother, it’s not my car, I’m just basically sitting in the back, keeping my mouth shut, not speaking unless I’m spoken to, I just want to get this car ride OVER WITH! The only questions I asked were how far out are we from our destination? That was it. That’s all I asked periodically over the 2 to 3 hour ride! I didn’t want to conversate with the driver, I was just completely uncomfortable, didn’t get a good vibe from them, and just wanted to GET OUT OF THE CAR AS FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE! It didn’t help things when they kept changing the price of the ride and kept fooling with their GPS! After 2 to 3 hours of going down city streets, taking side streets, we finally get to our destination, and I couldn’t have been any happier because I could finally stretch my legs and we were where we were supposed to be. I found out minutes later that this driver tried the same tactic on my family, my uncles, specifically, the let’s change the price of the ride 3 times and see how much I can walk away with. The thing about that is, I come from a REALLY SMART, REALLY BRIGHT FAMILY, my uncles, aunts, cousins, they’re not slouches! So, YAY FOR MY BLOODLINE AND MY GENETICS! My uncles did the Canadian-American money conversion, and I think it was somewhere in the neighbourhood of $230. The only thing I thought from that point about that driver was what a snake, man! I hope I never run into that person again! I’m SO GLAD IT’S OVER! That’s the story of what I consider THE RIDE FROM HELL! The worst car ride I have EVER been on! If you guys like what you see and hear, then PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to keep up with my latest releases and goings on! Thanks everybody! Talk to you all again soon!
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Hi there! My name is Leigh Dickey. I am an Entertainer, Host, Speaker, Voice Over Artist, and Producer who has been delighting audiences since 1995. I have extensive experience in both the radio and television industries, as well. Welcome to my blog. Here you will find personal stories from my life, my career, and pretty much anything that comes across my mind. Thanks for stopping by.