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Friday, May 05, 2006


We had 4 cabs on until 11:00pm and then three until 2:00am. All of us seldom sat idle. Only a few runs to OGG, and divided amongst us and thus most of the trips were dinner and bar related. If you do enough of these "pu-pu" runs, you will have a pretty decent night. The tips are always better as the night glides past.

The phone never rang after 1:45am

I was relieved at 4:30am and home by 5:00am.

Not one obnoious drunk and no incidents inside or outside of the cab.

Take home was acceptable.

I did meet some rather pleasant individuals from around the world.

This 4-pax is from various areas of California, enjoying their holiday time on the island.

Kim - Randy - Amber - Denise

This couple is on their honeymoon, from Manchester, UK. She is even prettier than the picture shows. I can't explain it but she had an aura about her. Instantly "likeable".

Alice - Craig


Wednesday night/Thursday morning, about 3:30am, I answered a call from 76 UnoCal requesting my services. Since I was in the middle of another run at the moment, I told the girl I would be there in about 15 minutes

11 minutes later I pulled into the station and a guy walked up and opened the right front door, where all my paperwork, etc. is laying.

"I am sorry, sir. You'll need to get in the back"

"WHAT!!??!! Thats bullshit."

He slams the door. Instantly tripping my internal alarm system.

Opens the rear door and sits.

"Let me tell you buddy. You just cut your fucking tip in half."

3 - 2 - 1 - ignition - LIFTOFF!

"Actually , sir. You've just cut it to zero. Get out of the cab. Now."

"What?! I was just kidding."

"No you weren't, sir. Get out of the cab and start walking."

"Who else can I call?"

"You're S-O-L, sir. I am the only cab on this side of the island until 5:30am. GET out of the cab.

"How do I get back to my place?"

"Try walking. We humans have been doing it for millions of years. GET out of my cab. NOW!"

"I was just joking" he moaned.

"Last warning, sir.

NOW! "

I lifted "Maggie" off the seat into non-threating view.

"Asshole" was his parting comment.


"Treat others they way you want to be treated" has always been a good rule of life.

Especially when dealing with the only available cabbie in town.


"Let's all be careful out there!"


june in florida said...

Sorry your smooth night ended so crappy. I did the same once, woman said i was a b,,,ch with an attitude, i said this b,,,ch with an attitude is leaving you here, "GET OUT" she safe..June

london_cabby said...

I gotta get myself one of those "maggie's".

I like your style Wil.


Tropical Screamer said...

I'm glad you let me know you were the only cabbie -before- I say something to tick you off. ;)

I love reading your blog. I know that there's a whole "night life" at night in Kihei. It's fun to read about it.

Safe journey.

F.B. Cabby said...

Something like that happened to me one night,but instead of a "maggie" a city cop just happened to be turning the corner! I just stopped in the middle of the intersection and asked the cop to remove him from my cab.he asked me why and i told him i didnt want him in my cab..."good enough he said"and told him to get out.the passenger then started arguing with the cop! he ended up going with a blue and white taxi!

Mad Cabbie said...

That son of a bitch is probably still walking home.

Wil how do you convince your passengers to take a snap shot?

AnObiter said...

Good for you--anyone with principles, who actually has the nerve to stick to them, impresses me.

Maybe that jerk'll think twice about his end of The Golden Rule next time...

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