Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Monday night


I never did update about the strike, but it's over now, so it doesn't really matter anymore. But in case you didn't see enough of it, here's a picture of some of the treacherous traffic. This was taken on the Pulaski Bridge, on my way back to the garage at the end of that one day shift I worked last Thursday. I'm happy to be back to nights and back on the meter.


Tonight's shift was pretty boring though. It was the post-Christmas shopping frenzy, and the city mainly consisted of tourists (shown above in, where else, Times Square). I had one girl in my cab who was crying hysterically into her boyfriend's shoulder, but that was pretty much the only thing out of the ordinary. She was talking too low, so I couldn't hear what the problem was. But it reminded me of some passengers I picked up last year just after the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the World Series. A man and a woman got in, and the woman sounded like she was crying, saying, "Oh my god. I can't believe it. I just can't believe it." I was concerned because she really sounded upset, so I asked, "Is everything okay?" She tearfully, yet cheerfully replied, "Oh, yes! We're Red Sox fans."

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Yeah, Happy Chanukah!

Anonymous said...

LOL@the crying Red Sox fan,have you ever driven any professional baseball players to the stadium?

Anonymous said...

We're Red Socks fans!! That is the funniest thing I have heard all day! Thanks for all the laughs!

@ said...

hi there....great blog...read it today for the first time. have a happy new year.

Anonymous said...

i really like your blog. i once bonded with a lady cab driver in s.f. i was 16 at the time and i'd just seen night on earth and thought i was totally cool for likening her to winona ryder's character. wonder if that's ever happened to you.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I like your blog. I've been to New York once and even saw the Statue of Liberty. For you that's probaly not a big deal though because you drive right by it every day!

Anonymous said...

after the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the World Series.

AL Championship, not WS- the Yankees and Sox can't play in the World Series since they're in the same league.

Anonymous said...

You wrote like a pro, though the easy way. I read it through today after noticing the article on USAtoday.com. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Found this from link
on the news. Great stuff.
Thanks.

Colorado said...

We live such a sheltered life in Denver,
I love NY,
What a town!
Caught your article in the Rocky Mountain News, and read your blog,
Awesome, now that’s NY!
Thanks,

mike said...

Hello Im on the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama and I loved your blog.I have not been to NY,NY so I now have some insite thanks : - )

Anonymous said...

Howdy from Kansas City. I look forward to driving in NYC someday and showing those Jersey fucks how to drive with a shotgun in one hand and a blunt in the other.

Anonymous said...

fuck you you stupid cunt

Anonymous said...

Good stuff. Makes me wish I lived in NY again.... I always thought I'd end up driving a cab if academia didn't work out, but instead I ended up in IT. Not nearly as interesting subject matter, if you ask me. Enjoy your ride.

Anonymous said...

Hi there from Northern California

Love your blog, you really are a lovely writer. I've never been to New York City, but your words are as good as 1000 pictures.....

Anonymous said...

Sweet !! I just wasted 1/2 a day at work reading this good stuff !!!