:: My life is mostly different from Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freemen, but not entirely ::
Friday, May 19, 2006
Yesterday morning as I entered the subway station I was selected for a bag search. An armed police officer sorted though my messenger bag and determined that I was not in possession of any threatening items. I've seen the searches before but never been pulled aside personally. It was a little creepy, and all I could think afterwards was "this would never happen to Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman." Mr. Freeman is pushing 70, highly esteemed, and instantly recognizable, three factors I speculate would dissuade the NYPD from stopping him. Furthermore I suspect the judgment of a police officer in the subway would be moot, as Mr. Freeman is a wealthy man who is, as I already mentioned, elderly and not likely to be taking the subway in the first place.
Yesterday evening I arrived home by taxi cab. The fare was such that in order to give the driver a satisfactory tip I would need to break a $20 bill. When I attempted to do this, the driver asked if I could pay with single dollar bills. I replied that I did, but would only be able to tip him $0.40 if I were to do so. "Forget the tip," he responded. "I bet this kind of thing happens to Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman all the time," I thought. Mr. Freeman is a famous and respected entertainer; I am confident he receives complimentary goods and services - sometimes in the form of reduced gratuities - fairly frequently. In addition, as I noted in the above paragraph, Mr. Freeman probably takes taxi cabs or a car service when in New York.
Posted by morland @ 12:41 PM
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How funny...i wonder if Morgan Freeman would blog about such experiences if they did happen to him??
--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com
Posted by: RC of strangeculture on May 21, 2006 02:38 AM
Once a similar thing happened to me in a cab except it was explained to me that it was because I was Korean and the driver had a Korean roommate once and apparently that led him to love Koreans everywhere. Now that probably wouldn't happen to the aforementioned Morgan.
Posted by: choistein on May 27, 2006 03:00 PM
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