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Sunday, April 30, 2006



This is Darryl and Samantha from Victorville, CA, USA. They are staying on the westside of the island but took a room at The Grand so that they could go to Tsunami's and not risk a DUI.

Smart move.

Tsumani's wouldn't let them in!


Because Darryl was wearing "slippers" (aka: "thongs", aka: "sandals", aka: "flip-flops", aka: "zorees"). He was here to relax and hadn't even brought any regular shoes on their holiday.

Took them to Mulligans, then later to the "Triangle" and finally back to The Grand at bar close.

He was not a "happy camper" and I can't blame him. Would you want to spend $800 for your room and then be told (in so many words) by the staff at Tsunami's that you're dressed like a "bum"?

I think they might have a case for civil litigation, since female patron's shoe styles will not cause them to be rejected from admittance.


I am borrowing an idea from London Cabby.

Here are my trip sheets from last night.

I, too, will only do this once.

The info is pretty self-explanatory.

I logged in at 7:04pm (1904 hrs) Saturday night, 29-April-2006, and logged off at 7:01am (0701 hrs) Sunday morning 30-April-2006.

Drove 194 miles (312.21 kilometers) during my 11 hour 57 minute shift and had 19 runs.

To say that this was a good shift is an understatement.
Everyone tipped very, very generously also. Didn't get "stiffed" once!

How much did I take home?

I'll never tell. ;)

But I did, finally, get that pack of chewing gum I've wanted for so long. :)


This is what I charged on the company credit card. They buy the gas:

These are the new pump prices:


Don't forget, Monday, May 1st, is "Lei Day" here in Hawai'i and Friday, May 5th, is "Boy's Day" in Japan.


"Let's all be careful out there!"


june in florida said...

Looks like you do 40/60 split they pay for gas. When i left Cape Cod in 1996 we were doing 50/50/ we pay gas.That would be a killer now.But i had much more leeway, no mleage taken, but check all fluids and fill the tank.I drove 4pm to early a.m always doing the bar rush.Great job go to work broke and go home with 4 or 500 bucks on a good weeknight. Heck i miss it...June

Joann said...

The guy that runs my favorite station won't even look me in the eye. I heard that the company that sells those numbers for gas station price signs just sent out big orders of the # 4. Soon the passengers will have to help us push the taxi.

Mark said...

I'd hate to see the pump prices in Britain these days then!

Love the blogs. Keep 'em coming :)

Mad Cabbie said...

Jesus Christ, you're coughing up 60% to the company? Here in DC majority of us are ownner operators. You just buy any piece of shit with four wheels get it painted and you're ready to roll. All we pay to the company is $35 a week insurance, they make about $7 profit from each cab per week,if the company has dispatching which most don't you pay extra $50 a week and you pass it on to the passengers by charging them $2 for dispatch fee per trip. What ever I make I take home less gas and car repair.If you want to rent one its $175 per week flat fee. I think Washington DC is the best place to be a cab driver.Wil there is always a place for a fine cabbie like you here in DC!

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