As generations have passed, the job of a chauffeur has been a key element in the development of Social Interactions and Commerce. Many business owners would not only pride themselves on the beauty of their “horse and carriage” but also on the discipline and aptitude of their chauffeur. Many chauffeurs would not only drive their “clients” to their destinations, but they would also drive the families and their guests to events and everyday activities safely and in a timely manner. Often, the chauffeur would also be a “shrink” of sorts as he would be the recipient of his “clients” frustrations, sadness and anger. Whether it was raining, snowing, or a hot sunny day, the chauffeur would be ready to tackle the day with pride and a sense of commitment to his duties.
In modern days, not all cultures have kept the term “chauffeur” to refer to the person behind the wheel of a Limo, a Hearse, a Presidential car, or even the good ol’ Horse and Carriage. Nowadays the term has been changed to “Driver”, and while this is politically correct, we must remember that this assignment is earned by trust and skill not everybody has. So, whenever possible, let’s thank the men & women that wake up early, and put on the clean black suit with the iconic chauffeur hat or the uniform with the words “Driver” on it, because nothing beats the feeling of being greeted with respect, and being safely transported by someone who has played such an important role in human history.