17th October 2000

I was in a cab last night when we passed a fresh accident. A very upset driver was kneeling over a pedestrian who was writhing on the pavement, bleeding from his head. My cab driver stopped to see what was going on.

Me: Oh my God! Oh my God!

Long, stunned pause.

Me: Jesus, can we do something? What can we do?

Cab driver: Yeah… That sucks.

10 a.m.