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Driving highlights

I had a beautiful set of days to drive a cab in the City. Sunny and 60s is the perfect weather. Above 60s and the greenhouse effect of the car windows makes it a bit too warm. I picked up … Continue reading

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An addendum to driving this past weekend

Taking a much needed break from work, I attempt to finish the earlier post. Now that tourists are back in town, I have a ‘last hope’ of finding a fare if the City is empty everywhere else: Fisherman’s Wharf, affectionately … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

A bit delayed, but here it is. Driving highlights during my shifts this past week. Right after I left the garage early Monday morning (late Sunday night to my passengers) I picked up 4 Mexican guys in the heart of … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

I only worked 2 days this week as I had an interview during my regular Tuesday shift. The City was busy, especially Monday morning. The 2008 RSA Security conference started Monday at Moscone Center. I was surprised to hear a … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

It was a tough weekend. It was slow Monday and Tuesday in the City. I am learning, albeit slowly, to let go of the natural feelings of elated success or critical failure that come from a high or low earning … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

There’s a new traffic light at California and (upper) Stockton. It’s a real buzz-kill when you’re flying up or down California Street, but it’s a wonder there was never one before. This intersection splits 2 segments of California which both … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

While driving Sun-Mon (1am-12pm) These few days were slow, slow, slow. I find it funny that I have such a hard time estimating how much I’ll make beforehand. It’s almost like gambling. The only ‘sure-fire’ well-paying weekends are those with … Continue reading

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Driving

My shift starts around midnight. I usually eat ‘breakfast’ around 1 or 2am if it’s slow. I’ll sit in line at the 18/Castro unofficial taxi stand, at the 24-Divisadero bus stop, and eat a slice of pizza for my first … Continue reading

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Driving again

During my shifts this week: I took an older lady and her daughter back from the hospital one morning. We dropped her daughter off at work first and then I took the lady to her home. When we got there … Continue reading

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Sunday and Monday driving

Some highlights from working the past few days. I took an older Mexican lady to see her family and grandchildren in Daly City. She was one of the chattiest passengers I’d ever had. At first, I could barely understand her. … Continue reading

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