The London doc had been visiting family in the Philly area before she was supposed to travel by train to a conference in Boston. Alas, the huge storm rolled in and Amtrak service was temporarily shut down.
“I had no other options,” she tells the Boston Globe, “so I booked a taxi.”
The trip, which would normally take around six hours, ended up requiring eight, as the cab had to veer around a flooded New York City.
But even though the trip was longer, the doctor’s fare of $750 was actually less than the $1,000 the cam company says it would normally charge for such a distance.
“We talked a lot about culture and religion,” the driver says about how he and his passenger passed the time. “We agreed there is too much violence in the world.”