Okay, so there is a taxi driver and it was really late at night and he just finished his shift so, you know, hes in his taxi and hes driving his way home. But then along the way, as he was driving a street, he sees this woman dressed all in white just standing on the side of the road, waving her arms in a very dead kinda fashion, a very somber wave sorta. And so the taxi driver was like Oh, why not? I think she needs a ride so he stops the car and he lets the woman get in the car. All right, so the taxi driver was like Where to, Miss? and the woman just says Take me home, it should be by the cemetery. And the taxi driver said Um, all right I know where the cemetery is so I guess Ill just take you there. Now again, this woman is dressed all in white and shes pale and she has no expression on her face and shes just sitting in the back seat. All right, so you know the taxi drivers just driving along and he looks at the rear-view mirror and he sees the lady in the back seat just sitting there and he looks at the road and he looks back again and the lady just disappeared. And hes like Oh my gosh .maybe Im just tired so Im just hallucinating. Im just imagining. So he blinks a little and looks in the mirror and he sees the lady again. Hes like Okay okay, Im not freaking out. Im not freaking out. Then he makes a turn and he looks in the mirror again and the lady disappeared and hes like Okay, dont freak out. This is just your mind playing tricks on you. So he looks at the road and he looks at the mirror again and the lady appears. All right? Ok. So hes really freaked out that this point. Hes really scared. So hes just, you know, he starts breathing really hard and hes like Oh my gosh, whats going on? And then once more, ok, once more, he looks in the mirror again and the lady disappears. He looks in the rear-view mirror and he doesnt see anything. So he freaks out BIG TIME. You know? Hes like OH MY GOSH! I have to stop now! I have to stop! So he suddenly just screeches the car, he brakes and its like a sudden halt and he just stops all of a sudden and he looks in the rear-view mirror again and the lady appears. But now theres blood running down all over her face. And the taxi drivers just you know, runs and jumps out and goes Oh my gosh! Please dont hurt me, please!! Whats going on? Whats happening? And then the lady says What are you talking about? Ive just been bending down to pick my nose but then you stopped the car and then I rammed my head into the seat and then I got a bloody nose.
Andy heard this joke from his aunt when he was little. When asked why he thinks this joke is funny, he says that its probably because it starts off sounding like a scary story and the end is just not what one expects it to be. I think this joke reflects a general fear of encounters with strangers and nighttime. In this case, the description of the woman sets her up to appear like a ghost figure. Shes dressed in white, looks pale, and is expressionless. That, and the fact that shes just standing at the edge of a road in the middle of nowhere at night can easily lead one to find her a bit abnormal almost supernatural even. The surprising twist makes the joke so funny because it breaks the suspense with humor that people didnt expect because they thought they were going to listen to a scary story. It is also interesting to note the element of the number three in this joke. The taxi driver looked at the rear-view mirror three times before he couldnt take it anymore and decided to brake suddenly and that was when he saw her face full of blood.