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Thursday, November 30, 2006



On Tuesday night I had 11 runs. 4 between 7:00pm and Midnight. & 7 between Midnight and 5:00am. The second half of the shift generated over 75% of my meter. On Wednesday night the run count was 8, 4 between 7p and 12m, 4 between 12m and 5:30am. 55% of the meter was after Midnight.

There was absolutely no one of interest in the cab last night. My biggest trip of the shift was a MPD request from Long's Drugs to the harbor in Kahului. A couple of crew members that got a nice break from MPD. They were DUI and the cops let them take a taxi back to the boat rather than arresting them. They barely spoke the entire ride and didn't speak to me at all except to give the destination at the start and a "Thank you" at the end. I think they realized just how close they came to ruining their lives.

We had one driver call it an early night. He is upset that it is so slow. This is at least his third time around for the "Doldrums" and yet he completely fails to grasp the concept. He isn't one to set funds aside for the slow times and tends to spend money freely. Thats dumb.

One of the big box hotels in Wailea will go up to 50% occupancy on Friday. I am sure the rest are about the same. It is like this every year yet some people in the tourist industry always think that the money flow is constant. They have no concept of the ebb and flow of the island's "seasons". I start my 14th year on the island in January and the tourism cycles of the island have never changed. And they never will.


Kamaole Beach Club Timeshares
The ubiquitous ABC Store
Kamaole Beach Park - I

Gathering Seaweed

Kamaole Beach Park - II

Kamaole Beach Park - III

Keawakapu Beach


"Let's all be careful out there!"