Thursday, April 19, 2007

Not happening


I went back to the garage today. It had been the first time in months and I was all geared up to work the shift. When I arrived, it was busy and bustling like always and all my old buddies were there. We stood around and caught up for a while as the day drivers trickled in and Richard dispatched the night guys out.



I found myself actually feeling a little nervousness, since I hadn't driven a yellow in so long. I knew I was rusty and wasn't totally confident I could find my way around as easily and naturally as I used to. Luckily the garage has this sign (shown above) posted on the wall outside, just in case.

Not too much else was new around the old garage. The only exception was the sign shown below. I guess the level of general retardation has risen pretty drastically, along with the gas prices.





After about an hour, Diego got his cab and took off. Here he is, trying to look mean but not really accomplishing it. I hung around a little while longer until I heard my name over the loudspeaker. I went inside, but it was a false alarm. Turns out Richard wasn't gonna have a cab for me today after all. He was overloaded with too many guys and not enough cars and had, in fact, already sent a few other drivers home. I couldn't really be upset about this since I did just sort of show up at the garage unannounced.

Oh well, it wasn't a huge deal. I'll work next week and it'll be fine. Plus it was great to catch up with everybody and see their faces again. I do kind of love just hanging out at that garage sometimes. Really the only shitty part was that, as much as I've been dreading and procrastinating getting back in the cab, I was actually pretty disappointed to not work tonight. I mean, I wasn't fucking heartbroken or anything, but I had gotten myself all psyched up to get behind that stupid wheel and make some money. Oh well. So now my big prodigal return to cabbing will have to be postponed for one more week. I better enjoy it.

19 comments:

Rich - aka Professor McNutt said...

MP!!!! Long time no see! How about an update on what's been going on with you the past, say two months? Best to you...

daniel said...

Yay, nice to hear from you again!

vicci said...

Are you going to have autographed copies of your book in your cab for people to maybe buy when it comes out? That should start a few interesting conversations with drunks...

j$ said...

welcome back (to blogging at least) -j$
http://taxitops.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Hey MP, Glad to hear from you. I was hoping that you would give us notice far enough in advance to when your first book signing will be. I know that first the book has to come out but, I am already looking forward to attending the book signing. I need to make flight arrangements and shit. Well, have fun at work next week. I'll be checking the blog to hear how it went. Andrea

Dino aka Katy said...

thanks for the update glad to see you haven't totally forgotten about us.

Anonymous said...

Hey,
Thanks for the post. Good to know that you still have a pulse.
Be Well
1hen2ducks

Paradise Driver said...

Aloha, MP!

Thanks for checking in.

Just curious, you haven't been driving, so how did you spend the past couple of months?

Were you pleased with the MoMA film that you were in?

Miss ya!

Forman said...

true, how was that moma film?

oh and if anyone else is reading the comments, yes i'm taking that same road into the blog world. hi everybody!

jeremy said...

I'm always psyched to see your posts - after your shift next week, maybe a quick update would be nice.



Thanks!!!!

Ken said...

Hanging around the garage... Now I have the theme from Taxi in my head... :)

Janelle Ryleigh said...

Hi MP!!!! Great to hear from you again; you've been missed & I will look forward to hearing from you perhaps more frequently if you're returning to your life behind the
wheel....yes? Have a great day & I'm sure you'll keep us posted on the events of your book......take care!

Line Dance Teacher said...

Hey there! I am glad to see that you are back. I have missed reading your stuff. I have to get your book!

John said...

Good to hear that you are keen to be back at work, even if they won't let you work.
Keep up the blog.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woIWRyX4oAI

Paul said...

Welcome back we missed you.:)

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These people.
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1. 1492 exodus from Spain.
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gods got rid of the retarded woman who lived across the street, prior to the fall of 2006 so your handiwork wouldn't stare you in the face while there was so much attention.
gods took similar evansive manuvers w/ bi-racial.

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There are subtle (sub)conscious tactics they can employ with the computer to make you think as if you are cooperating when they really are pushing you into your offense. Your )great-grandparents were pushed into a disgregard for their descendants and their children were pushed into being sell-out whores. Parents who are sell out whores often have children with gay experiences.

"We don't want a bunch of Mexicans showing up at Temple."-god

ANYTIME you feel "peaked", experience craving or ANY thought disturbance where you want or like something irrationally (ex:::Halloween) IT IS THEM TRYING TO HURT YOU!!!!!! "MAgic" is used EXCLUSIVELY to hurt the disfavor:::The fuel of disfunction::::::addiction, homosexuality, crack babies.

kilgorsky said...

The notice cracked me up!

Carolyn Ann said...

It looks like you picked up one of those obnoxious drunks, and without needing to get in a cab...

Great to see you're "back"!!! :-)

Carolyn Ann

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back. Look forward to more posts once you're back in the saddle.