Happy New Year!
Had a great time driving over the New Year, logged almost 1,000 km in 3 day’s.
It is amazing who you can pick up, and who your next fare could be..In fact it’s a guessing game for all my Night time driving Friends. One can be the fare from Hell and the Next one could be 2 great shittoees (dogs) with Mom and Dad wearing pajamas because they locked themselves out of their car.
New Years Eve….I must say that Dispatching was great, our Married Couple did a super job once again..It is a pleasure driving when every-one is working as a Team.
2nd Fare of the night, so that would make it just before 6pm. Cabby Ken had to kick out. Now Normally I don’t write about these people, but this one was Not Okay…He fell into the Cab, then fell out of the Cab. This process was repeated 2 more times, Now sitting next to me he managed to open a can of Beer but was unable to find his mouth! This is when i grabbed his beverage of choice, handed it to his family of Four just outside the Cab, and asked them if he was Okay? When you have 4 people say No at the same time, you know something is wrong. So being the good Cabby i got out opened his door, and guess what? He fell out for the 4th time..So Cabby Ken moves on.
Later that night, almost another one..Now this guy reminded me of World War 1..When the Brave Soldier leaps out of his Trench, only to be mowed down by a hail of bullets. So this guy gallantly removes himself from the front door..only he forgot there where steps! Now he’s flat out for the count..and where this scene reminded me of War. His Brave Comrades in the House, fully trained and with out hesitation grabbed buddy by the feet and dragged their Hero back into the Trench/House.. Cabby Ken moves on.
Okay, at least i was!..The Temp was -35, and it was Cold!
New Years Day Evening.. Cabby Ken gets dispatched to pick up and bring male to Detox. Now we do this all the time, and you have to feel for them. But this Guy stood out.
The first thing he asked me thru the window was if my Cab was Warm. Yes i replied. Now where off to Detox, next question. Is Detox Warm? Now being the good Cabby i asked a few questions. Long of Short my Fare was not drunk, or in Need of Detox..He was Homeless, and a good salesman with street smarts! He Now has a Warm Bed and food for 3 day’s. I wish this fellow Well, for I know what it is like to be Homeless!
Cash Cab? Every once in a while Cabby Ken plays Cash Cab..We play for a nickle, I give the Questions, and they are not to speak. Only nod there heads Yes or No!
My first question is usually “am i the best cabby ever”. Then i tap my breaks, and if i want a No i do this < > with the steering wheel. Every body wins and they all get their nickles..I love this one because a Nickle usually turns into a 5 dollar tip. street smarts eh! Lot of fun..
Okay Wrapping up!
Congrats to Tinkerbella…Great Pic holding the Olympic Flame.
: pleasure meeting LA creative movie designer! ie Black Hawk Down.
Dream Girls. Nine. ect
: And to the Lady/man that left their High Heeled Cork Sandals,
u can pick up at office. They didn’t fit..lol…
: Oh and did you know that your driver pay’s the GST
to the Gov on your every Fare?..Remember that one when you tip!
: Thank-you all for your Generosity
And a Final Note: Our Taxi Meters start at just over 3 dollars. Go to Whitehorse Yukon they star at $6.25
Make the best of 2010