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What do you do when you kill someone?


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"What do you do when you kill someone?""Cry," he said, half-kidding.This is not a question you get to ask every day. My passenger is not a serial killer (at least, not a deliberate one). Instead, he d ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Night Cabbie

We're the drunk guys at the end of the night


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"We're the drunk guys at the end of the night," one of them says. "Perhaps you've had us before."""As opposed to the drunk guys at the beginning of the night, or the middle of the night," I reply."Wel ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Night Cabbie

What do you all have to talk about?


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What do you all have to talk about? Every other person I see walking down the street or behind the wheel of their car has a cell phone at their ear, or else they are of the new species of Homo america ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Night Cabbie

You're a pretty good driver, for a girl.


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"You're a pretty good driver, for a girl."I had picked these guys up at the Aladdin, where Johnny Winter was playing; they had left early for some reason. "Couldn't get us out of there fast enough. Ta ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Night Cabbie

So what happened?


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"So what happened?" I had been at Emanuel's ambulance entrance for a while, waiting to pick up some firemen to take to Vancouver. When I first arrived, I went in to look for them, only to be told that ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 Night Cabbie

I can't believe it. [CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK]


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[CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK]I can't believe it. This lady just yanked my key right out of the ignition and bolted.I grab her bag off the floor: "Oh no, you're not running on me." She's yelling, "I'm a b ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Night Cabbie

She insists on sitting in front...


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She insists on sitting in front, practically tapping her foot waiting for me to move my things, which are deliberately spread all over the seat to discourage just this. She wants to go to a Vancouver ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Night Cabbie

"Morphine is the best band name ever..."


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"Morphine is the best band name ever, because they sound just like morphine feels." My passenger laughs: "Yeah they do."I was listening to Like Swimming when I pulled up behind a rival cab in front of ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Night Cabbie

I arrive at a Land Rover dealership, at about 10 minutes to 6.


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I arrive at a Land Rover dealership, at about 10 minutes to 6. Instead of being pleased to see me on a Friday at rush hour, my passenger subjects me to a diatribe about how he had placed the call for ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Night Cabbie

Where can we get some ice cream?


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"Where can we get some ice cream?" I'm sitting on the stand at the Lloyd Center Doubletree, when a couple knocks on my window and asks this question. Without hesitation I suggest Pix Patisserie, a few ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 Night Cabbie
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