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Q: Another followup for Voila-ga. Question ID: 209002 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Another followup for Voila-ga. Question ID: 209002
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: manchester-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 30 May 2003 00:54 PDT
Expires: 29 Jun 2003 00:54 PDT
Question ID: 210603
This is just to say thanks for all your extra work on Question ID:
209002.  I think I have (more than!) enough ideas now, so please post
anything you like here.

Subject: Re: Another followup for Voila-ga. Question ID: 209002
Answered By: voila-ga on 30 May 2003 06:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi manchester,

What a sweet gesture and I do love these rant-for-cash question.  The
extra "work" wasn't really any work at all -- okay the "K" words were
difficult.  Quite a few of us enjoy these naming exercises.  It gives
the researchers some right brain time.

Here's a poem this time about my favorite ride in a taxi cab in NYC.

Pegasys Drives a Pontiac

remember me
you picked me up 
in front of the medical examiner's office
your yellow was grand as a chariot
not cramped in the back
no springs shooting up my bum
as we hit the craters of Manhattan potholes

it was late may early june
you go to near the GWB I ask
I've been turned down before
too far 
maybe no fare coming back downtown
they say
now close the door

you look like an old jazz musician
say that's cool
hop in
all your windows are down
I feel the midnight breeze on my face
too much wind you ask
no, I like it like that
I feel alive

gonna take FDR, okay wishu
sure, I'm easy
we take the turn at 34th
whiff of urine under the underpass
not even the citrus solution can solve
the only detraction from an otherwise perfect ride

I flash that it's a Wednesday 
Ruby Tuesday will have come
to wax my parquet floors
it greets me with the smell of Murphy's Oil Soap
I'm such a lucky girl
I can tango tonight

where is everyone
we have the parkway to ourselves
no worries, no chit-chat
Robert Cray surrounds my senses
turn it down you ask
turn it up I plea
front and back seat giggles

lean my head back and float 
lost in the music and the moment
wordless ride
where'd you go to cabbie school
you should teach them your method
only the whining of tires on the asphalt
moonlight on the east river
all's right with the world
how did you know exactly what I needed

the city floats by along with my cares
did I say we're home already
or did I just lament those words 
surreal travel
makes your mind slip a cog
I tip you 20 bucks 
you say that's too much
it was worth ever penny
I now know the ride up to heaven

come by the morgue often?

Thanks for the personal anti-rhyme time and the dough and good luck
with your business venture.

Best regards,
manchester-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Well, no option with that. Wonderful. It just has to be 5 stars.

Subject: Re: Another followup for Voila-ga. Question ID: 209002
From: voila-ga on 01 Jun 2003 12:19 PDT
Hey, thanks for the full complement and I'm glad you enjoyed the trip
as well.  I had many a cab ride in NYC but this is the only one that I
can remember as if it were yesterday.

Take care, Mr. Patent Attorney

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