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So you're saying you have no money?


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"So you're saying you have no money?"Why am I not surprised? The guy got into the cab from an address in Felony Flats and talked full-tilt nonstop nonsensically until we got to the Gold Coin Lounge on ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Night Cabbie

Take me to Dove Lewis.


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"Take me to Dove Lewis." My passenger has a cat in a carrier; her voice is shaking. I start gunning it—why is everyone driving so SLOW!? "What's wrong with him?" "He just...collapsed," she says. ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Night Cabbie

Sometimes things work out.


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Sometimes, sometimes, things work out. A while back, I took home one of our regular alcoholics from his regular bar, but he did not have his regular $4 on him. He apologized profusely and promised he' ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Night Cabbie

I'm leaving the Walgreen's on Belmont


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I'm leaving the Walgreen's on Belmont, on my way to an order at Powell's on Hawthorne, when a guy walks up and asks me to take him to the Safeway at Lloyd Center. So I give back the Powell's order and ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Night Cabbie

Dammit, don't park in the taxi zones!


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Dammit, don't park in the taxi zones!I don't care if it's "just for a minute." Those zones are for your convenience, not ours. They're there so that you can unload your bags in front of the hotel unde ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Night Cabbie

Take me to the Aladdin


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"Take me to the Aladdin," she says. She's very drunk."The Aladdin closed hours ago—it's 3 am.""Oh, I know. It's just my car is there."I get this all the time: people who cab back to their car, s ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Night Cabbie

Oh hey, it's you!


Night Cabbie
"Oh hey, it's you!" The girl who has just gotten in is extremely attractive despite being quite overweight, with midnight-black bangs and perfect, perfect porcelain skin. "I remember you," I say. "You ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Night Cabbie

"OK, so either Soundgarden or Alice in Chains"


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"OK, so either Soundgarden or Alice in Chains," says my passenger when he gets in. "Nope," I respond, "but you're in the ballpark—it's the former singer from the Screaming Trees." He gets excite ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 Night Cabbie

I'm not the only one having a bad night.


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I'm not the only one having a bad night.I'm waiting in front of the Hawthorne Subway for the last employee to lock up and come out. She's a pretty goth girl, who is looking increasingly flustered, cul ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Night Cabbie

Don't forget your fucking phone!


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"Don't forget your fucking phone!" I had picked these two up at the Scoreboard, which is usually a four-dollar fare. I was pleasantly surprised to get a 20-dollar fare, to Southwest Multnomah. That is ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 Night Cabbie
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