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Driving April 22

It’s time to try this blogging thing again. Yesterday I drove a normal “extra” day shift from 7a-5p. Some notes: I drove my favorite taxicab: the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Ample space, great handling, adequate (but not stellar) gas mileage, smooth … Continue reading

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Belated driving summary

Here’s a summary of my cab shifts from last weekend. I picked up an older guy from the Kaiser. I’d guess he was 60+. I have a hard time judging ages, especially those +/-5 years from mine. He was heading … Continue reading

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Taxi driving: conferences + tourists = seasonal demand

My shifts were busy and lucrative this past weekend. Two big conferences were in town: the Apple WWDC and some sort of diabetes convention. Two special events — the Haight Ashbury Street Fair and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon — … Continue reading

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Driving: Lawyers, reporters and crackheads, oh my.

Sunday was a busy and good day, buoyed by City events and nice weather. Monday and Tuesday were a bit slow. As usual, I picked up a few lawyers going to or from work. (Work seems to always be the … Continue reading

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Cab driving: earnings update

Time for an earnings update. My earnings floor — the lowest take-home pay I can expect — is increasing from the record lows of the winter. In other words, it’s rare this time of year to see a shift that … Continue reading

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Working Memorial Day

I started 3am Memorial Day Monday. It was more like a Sunday than a Monday, with plenty of people still partying the night away. A friend sent me a tip that there was a big after party around 6th and … Continue reading

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More Bay to Breakers

This is a continuation of a previous post. Toward the end of my shift, around 3pm, I picked up an elderly Chinese couple hailing on the street downtown. They were heading all the way out to the deep Richmond on … Continue reading

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