Posts Tagged ‘The Job’

I’m sure some people don’t believe me when I say wasted women will proposition a taxi driver, but it is true. It’s not some Penthouse Forum “Gee, I can’t believe this happened to me ” fantasy; it happens rather frequently. I have noticed that it happens less often for me now, and I think that […]

Quick Post For The Cops

Posted: 15th August 2015 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized
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I had an incident tonight that will definitely be in the book, an event that required calling the police. As these “ladies” were being placed in their new mode of transportation, I said to the 6 or 8 officers standing around me, “You know what driving a taxi for five years has taught me? It […]

My Date With An Uber Driver

Posted: 17th February 2015 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized
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I don’t remember how I found this… maybe I clicked a link in a comment on an article about Uber, and I found this YouTube video. Watch it all, and then read the post immediately after this one, “Batshit Crazy”. Still think I am making this shit up? Then think about this: these people can […]

Batshit Crazy

Posted: 9th February 2015 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized
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Occasionally, I get people that have read my blog who think I am making this shit up. They say, “C’mon… people don’t really behave like this, do they? Are people really this crazy fucked up? You are at least exaggerating a little, right?” No, I’m not. I don’t have the imagination to dream this shit […]

Taxicab Depressions: The Book

Posted: 16th December 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized
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Sometimes when people ask me if I like driving a taxi, I respond, “I’d rather pound my nuts flat with a wooden mallet.” That may be a bit of hyperbole, but not much. This really is a nightmare gig, at least for me. It’s not the hours or the driving or the traffic, it’s the […]

Damn, man… this is starting to become a TRADITION now, dude… are we gonna do this every Halloween? Clayton called the weekend before Halloween, asking if I can pick up him and his new wife Clara and take them to a bar. I said of course I can, and I headed over to his place […]

Yes, Uber Sucks, And Let Me Explain Why

Posted: 5th November 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized

People ask me a couple of times per week about Uber, and if I think they will someday significantly impact my business, and my answer is always a confident “no”. I have heard several high-profile people, including Mary Katharine Ham at and even Senator Marco Rubio praise Uber as a “new tech company that […]

Seal Team Six Taxi Driving

Posted: 14th July 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized

I picked up a guy a week or two ago who was in his mid 30s that looked a little scruffy, covered in tats and a very wild and woolly beard. He wanted to go to a low-budget, no-name, mom-and-pop motel a few miles away. He looked a little sketchy, but I noticed that he […]

The Inside Baseball Of Driving A Taxi

Posted: 28th June 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized
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One of my fellow hacks in my company has told me on more than one occasion that I should write more about the business aspects of driving a taxi. I asked him why, and he says that he gets asked about it all the time, that people are interested in the minutiae of taxi driving, […]

Clayton Makes The Blog II: Post For Clara

Posted: 9th May 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized
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One thing I don’t think I will ever understand about being a taxi driver is the way our passengers view us and relate to us. We are relative or even total strangers to our passengers, yet many of them voluntarily tell us extremely intimate things, and behave like our understanding and confidentiality are just part […]