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You know what I hate most about smokers?


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You know what I hate most about smokers? It's not the secondhand smoke so much—that's irritating, but whatever. I accept that as part of a bar/show/playing pool sort of experience.No, what I hat ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 Night Cabbie

This girl, there's something about her.


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This girl, there's something about her. She's carrying a fruit platter to a party, to a location she's unfamiliar with. And I completely screw it up.I'm heading east on Fremont, jig left when I should ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Night Cabbie

You don't have one of those cameras in this cab, do you?


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"You don't have one of those cameras in this cab, do you?" This is not the sort of observation I want to hear. These guys had set off my Spidey sense immediately. It tingled still more when they would ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Night Cabbie

"Excuse me, the no-smoking signs in the cab are not restricted to tobacco."


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"Excuse me, the no-smoking signs in the cab are not restricted to tobacco." This is what I want to say. Instead, I can't help myself: "What the fuck do you think you're doing, smoking meth in my cab?! ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Night Cabbie

What is it with you guys and the front seat?


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What is it with you guys and the front seat? Many Portlanders mistakenly assume that the toplight being lit means the cab is available. Nope. But that's understandable—the iconography of taxicab ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Night Cabbie

Are you into clubs?


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"Are you into clubs?" he asks, altogether too eager to hear my answer. I'm thinking, "What sort of clubs? Dance clubs? Rock clubs? Juggling clubs?" I say that the only time I ever go to bars is if I w ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Night Cabbie

So I'm sitting in front of Club 1222


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So I'm sitting in front of Club 1222, and my fare does not appear after five minutes. I'm preparing to drive away when three people come out. They get in, but the woman has lost her "$400 cell phone" ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 Night Cabbie

You don't want to take us just because we're black


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"You don't want to take us just because we're black," says the teenager in the middle; his two compatriots nod assent. Goddamnit, they played the race card. It wasn't that at all. I hesitated to take ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 Night Cabbie

The biggest bitch ever to get into my cab


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The biggest bitch ever to get into my cab was a teeny girl who had to have been drinking on a fake ID. The whole way from Old Town to Lloyd Center, she was saying she was going to be sick. I told her ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Night Cabbie

Goddamn bicyclists shouldn't be on the road.


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"Goddamn bicyclists shouldn't be on the road." My passenger reacts to my slowing down so as not to crowd a cyclist. We are approaching a red light, so doing this does not affect our progress, but none ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Night Cabbie
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