I took a cab ride last night. I had one of those really nice, talkative drivers, so we had a pretty good conversation as we went.
At one point we started talking about jobs that people think are easy but really aren’t, and driving a taxi came up. I said I’d never consider that to be a walk in the park. Yeah sitting in a car and tooling around the city looks easy, but the hours are long, you always have to be pleasant no matter your mood and perhaps worst of all, you never know who you’re picking up next.
Later in the evening, I got home from a really really really fun Alan Doyle concert to find that Michelle had dropped this story in my lap. Such timing!
Just after 2 a.m. on Saturday night, a drunk woman was riding in a taxi with a number of other people near Upper Wentworth and Kingfisher Road, when she got sick and started vomiting inside the cab, police say.
After being told she would have to pay a cleaning fee, the woman became upset and started hurling vomit and assaulting the driver, police say.
The 24-year-old hammered hurl hurler tried to run, but was quickly located and charged with assault and mischief under $5000.
People: As nice as we are, we totally suck. And that’s why driving a cab or doing anything else with the public is hardly simple.