The night air was cooler than I expected but a cab pulled up quickly. Victoria and I didn’t have a clear sense of where we wanted to go so she asked the Driver.

“Have many people from our ship been in your cab tonight?”

“Yes, “ he replied.”but I have only fisherman in my cab tonight . You the first mermaids.”

Victoria twisted her face in confusion so I translated. “ So we are the first females you’ve had in your cab all night?”

“The guys from your ship they like go to hostess bars. You like go to host bar?”