Monday, December 05, 2005

195 miles



I drove 195 miles tonight and my fingernails are, as usual, black with dirt from touching all that grubby money. With the snow (shown above in Central Park) came good luck for me. Or, as Diego calls it, "the Diego luck." I got a job to Newark Airport early in the evening, and found no traffic there and back. I'm assuming most people opted against driving into the city tonight because of the weather, even though the worst of it was over by this morning. I heard on the radio that New Jersey registered nearly 600 accidents today alone. Figures.

Later in the night, when business had already gotten slow, I found a fare going to Westchester. Two stops. This pretty much made my night, since out of town fares are the most lucrative. Money-wise, I think this was actually my best shift ever driving a cab.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grist for the mill. Rich punks with no clue. Don't feel for them at all.

Ariel said...

This is my favorite entry.
I love that it was also your most lucrative night.

Anonymous said...

Funny story that relates...

I live 2 blocks from that intersection. The only time a hasidic jew has ever said anything to me is in asking where hooper was, while clearly hurting for a score.

Michael Simon said...

punks not dead, but almost!

David said...

What an amazing blog! So glad to have found it. Late to the table as I am.

Eliot said...

Since NYH is probably too modest to pimp herself for such thing, allow me to point out that her blog is nominated for two totally meaningless popularity contest "awards". You can vote for NYH in the categories of "Best New York Blog" and "World's Best Urban Blog" here:

http://www.gridskipper.com/travel/gridskipper/the-urbs-2005-urban-blogging-awards-voting-begins-141053.php

Eliot said...

Make that here.

Anna said...

You were a block from my house and didn't say hi?

Anonymous said...

After reading some of your stories I've come to one conclusion. If I had to drive cab in NYC i'd need
"a bomb"

Anonymous said...

smart choice.

Miss Fire said...

I agree with David. This is a great blog. Bless you for keeping a sense of humor and please be safe out there! I STILL love NYC.....

edEx said...

great to hear your night was better than good.
as for heroin, it's not really a rich mans drug, although i'm willing to bet they were rich based on the cab ride alone... i thought punks took the subway?...
as for hasidic jews scored heroin, probably, but then again they also score hookers as well. i'm jewish, but not practicing, so to that guy, i'm not a jew... that's were the irony is... not most, but some are fuckin hypocrits, it sickens me.

Anonymous said...

I live one corner over on S 2nd st and Hooper and if you think that place is bad now, you should have seen it during the 70's.

Anonymous said...

keep taking those pics. I have not been back to NYC for thirty years and the scene of the snow was comforting.

Trippel said...

Yeah drugs, they're evereywhere... I like your blog. Keep up the good work!

Greetings from Belgium, Europe

Anonymous said...

'eh, i think i know the punk couple. if my suspects are correct, they aren't by any stretch rich or even middle class - they just spend what little money they on stupid shit. happens all the time...