I had a crazy night and didn’t make that much money. I had eight no-goes (those are when people call for cabs but are not there when you show up) and that ruined my night. The bad weather was another factor in the night being slow I guess; but I did get a few decent trips like taking s stripper to work, a Scottish bartender home and an older nurse to the supermarket and waited on her. So those few long-trips helped me from not having a complete disaster. I wonder what people think when they order a cab but are not there when I get there? Do they not realize they are costing someone time and money? Tonight all of these trips were in wealthy neighborhoods and I had in my mind a picture of arrogant yuppies who could give two-fucks about some working stiff who gets paid to schlep them around. The only thing positive I had out of last night is the fact that I was able to get some good work done on a film project I am working on with a local St. Louis filmmaker. Before the night was over I got stuck on the same street as a shootout/ murder scene and it took me forever to get off the street . Oh well, I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a good night.
In the meantime these are some good reads;