A successful businessman flew to Las Vegas for the weekend to gamble in the casinos. He lost the shirt off his back, his losses were so bad he risked bankruptcy on his return home! All he had of value was the return half of his round-trip ticket in his pocket that would run out that same night!
It was very late at night and having no money left he had to call it a weekend, but had no money for the cab fare to the airport from the casino! If he could just get to the airport within the hour he could get himself home that same night to lick his financial wounds, otherwise he’d be stuck in Vegas with no money and no way home in the morning!
So he went out to the front of the casino where there was just a single taxi cab waiting.
Hoping to find a charitable cabby he got in and explained the situation to the cabby and promised to send the driver $50 from home, he offered him his credit card numbers, his driver’s license number, his address, etc., but to no avail the cabby was adamant “If you don’t have fifteen dollars, get the hell out of my cab!”
The businessman was forced to hitchhike the 10 miles from the casino to the airport and was just in time to catch his flight home.
One year later the businessman, having worked hard to regain his financial success, returned to Vegas, and this time he won BIG. Feeling good about himself, he went out to the front of the casino to get a cab ride back to the airport.
This time there was a long line of cabs and at the very end was his old buddy who had refused to give him a ride when he was down on his luck after gambling his shirt away! The businessman thought for a moment about how he could make the guy pay for his lack of charity, and he hit on a cunning plan.
The businessman got in the first cab in the line outside the casino, “How much for a ride to the airport,” he asked?
“Fifteen bucks,” came the reply.
“And how much for you to give me sexual favors on the way?”
“What?! Get the hell out of my cab!” the first cab driver replied!
The businessman got into the back of each cab in the long line and asked the same questions, with the same result.
When he got to his old friend at the back of the long line, he got in and asked, “How much for a ride to the airport?”
The cabby who didn’t recognise the businessman replied, “Fifteen bucks.”
The businessman said, “Okay” and off they went to the airport.
As they slowly drove past the long line of cabs outside the casino, the business man gave a big smile and thumbs up sign to each cab driver.