I squeeze into the back. It’s not a problem but A (F’s friend) and F are already in. We drive on to go to the restaurant.
As we’re driving up the road to go to the restaurant, I notice a movement.
Now, a lot of Taxi drivers like to fill the front of their car with stuff. After all, it is their ‘office’ I suppose. And so there are things that make them more comfortable.
However, I am shocked to see that, perched on the dashboard, just to the right of the wheel, is a parrot! Yes, you read it correctly. On his dashboard is a living, breathing parrot!
And here is the picture to prove it:
We took photos of it. It got angry (so the man said) and started squawking so we stopped using our flashes. Obviously it’s not a good picture but, nonetheless, it’s proof.
It was just so funny. The parrot’s name is Gilda. Unfortunately, after he gave it the name he found out it was a male parrot and not a female parrot, which makes it funnier still.
An unusual thing to see in the taxi. Keep your eye out, should you be in Milan and taking a taxi. Maybe, you too will share a journey with Gilda!by