I witnessed one of the saddest chapters in our nation’s history yesterday when a taxi driver verbally abused a tourist who touched his vehicle with her little carry-on.
The visitor, who had just disembarked a cruise vessel, passed too close to his car and inadvertently touched it. Mark you, it left no scrapes or dents.
She duly apologised, but it was to no purpose for he proceeded to roundly curse and swear. One of the party of nine was an Antiguan who tried to calm him, but he became even more irate, telling her he did not care if she was.
The other members of the group were heard to say this was the first time they had ever encountered such a rude person in all their years of coming to the Caribbean.
I wish that someone in the tourism office would take up the matter. It happened in front of Heritage Quay about 10 o’clock in the morning.
Too many times we have heard of the importance of giving the visitor a good experience. Well, this particular set went away with a bad one. What a shame.