I got a cab to O'Hare and within about two minutes the drivers's phone range. He had it on speaker, so I could hear the conversation -- though he was still holding it in his hand while driving, something which didn't thrill me, though it got worse.
The caller was from an insurance company handling the accident he'd had last week! (And no, that didn't thrill me either, though in fairness I don't know whose fault it was. Though in equal fairness, given that he's driving while holding his phone and talking, he's not getting the benefit of the doubt.)
They talked for a couple minutes about what company she's calling from and never quite clarified that. (English wasn't the driver's first language. I don't say that pejoratively, just explaining why the details of the call weren't getting settled and taking longer than they might otherwise.)
The insurance woman asked if this was an okay time to talk, and the driver did mention that he had a passenger and asked if he could call back later. It seemed like that would end the conversation...except that it continued and touched on another topic, which got the insurance lady interested in pursuing it. Eventually, I heard her ask the driver if he could discuss that now.
At which point I couldn't take it any longer and called out loudly, "NO! He can't, he's driving!!"
The driver took the hint, said he'd call back and immediately ended the call. I actually think he appreciated me saying that because I sensed he didn't want to hang up on an insurance adjuster. In fact, I mentioned that that, in part, was why I called out so loudly, so she'd hear it and know it was my "fault" for him hanging up, and not his. It turns out I was right, and he was appreciative that I'd done it, which got him off the hook.
But still -- pretty odd.