Public transportation to the rescue

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Alex Roman - Also by this author

With me and my wife expecting a child soon, we are reading and equipping ourselves for everything you could possibly expect.

Recently, we watched a documentary film on birthing. At one point, the director, who coincidentally found out she was pregnant during the making of the film, was ready to deliver her child. Everything was in place for the family to execute the perfect trip to the hospital, including a packed suitcase and everybody knowing their role in the well-thought out plan.

Then, something funny happened, her husband called a cab?!?! In the most unintentionally humorous part of the film, they showed the cab driver's stressed face as the woman was screaming while having contractions — both me and wife felt so bad for the poor guy.

But, this scene got me to thinking. What do people who either have no vehicle or don't live in a transit rich area do in emergency situations such as these? There has to be some great stories out there of public transit coming to the rescue, right?

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