Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday Night Shift and Taxi Career Recap....

Hey guys this is my first post on Craziest NYC Taxi Stories in 2016, I've been busy with other IT projects but now im back online. Today is a week day/night in May. The weather is decent, which means people will be outdoors enjoying the Spring season and a bit more skin will be showing and people will be out having fun. Something unique tonight - a lot of the students at NYC colleges are out and the students are having sendaway parties at clubs in Meatpacking and the West village. Earlier in the day i took some girls from NYUs dorm on 3rd Avenue and 8th Street to LGA LaGaurdia Airport. I'm going to give you a few highlights of stuff ive seen over the past 1 to 2 years that I have not had the time to document and as usual, most if it will be crazy weird....

Here are two famous or infamous dudes I picked up within the past 1 years time: Elliot Spitzer, client #9,... 

Elliot Spitzer Photo
He was actually pretty cool... riding with his girlfriend, Lis Smith. Picked them up at The Standard and took them to a restaurant in Soho. They were whispering  to see if i recognized them but I never responded. Yes I did but we never spoke because I did not want to bring up his Client #9 scandal. He had a raspy voice. Lis Smith is skinny and cute.


Next up... Dennis Kozlowski...shamed and imprisoned former CEO of Tyco...
Mr. Kozlowski didn't say much either. I picked him up at the Trump Building in the 40s on 1st Avenue. He's a big tall burly man evidently he still has some money because he was at this building for ultra rich types. The ride was nothing to write home about. I drove to Central Park South. He looked to be on his way to some business meeting.

Next up... Murder, that's right I said murder, violence, killing other people. For whatever reason, I've met 2 people within the past 12 , months or so have admitted to killing other people. Violence is not my sort of way to solve problems so i didn't wanna know much about these people. First guy was a white guy from Brooklyn who had a few scruples about telling me that he was in the drug trade. After that I wanted him out. Second guy was involved in the drug trade down in Central America. Evidently the value of a human life down there is not as much as it is here because this guy has whacked tons of people.

Next subject...stuff hiding inside a taxi passenger's ears... and the photos to prove. One night I picked up a girl over in Williamsburg from Eastern Europe. She told me that she had come to the USA to get away from the prostitutes who were chasing her... I said uhhhh okay and played along. She asked for my # so I gave her my business card with my taxi contact info on it. Later that night she texts me a photo of her ear claiming she needs help to dig out the prostitutes that are hiding inside..No thanks I prefer to stick to the sane and the living.

The later part of the afternoon started out with a few mid-day rides wading through horrendous traffic that plagues Manhattan's midtown neighborhood during the day. Among these were a visiting tourist couple from Chicago... I took them to the 9/11 memorial. I also had a friendly lady from Australia who was visiting New York City to check out exercise businesses to see what was popular in the USA - she sat up front with me.  She was a yoga teacher if im not mistaken or a gym owner.

Later that night, things got busy because it was the end of the school year party. It seemed to be a girls night out because there was a lot of girls out. I picked up one group of sexy girls from Fordham U in the Bronx, they were headed to a diner in West Midtown. Later on i picked up a Turkish couple headed to Tribeca and a super drunk group of girls who were headed from Stuy Town to an apartment building in midtown. One of them fell asleep with her high heels hanging over the partition in my cab.

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