236 pieces of radio traffic and 82 phone calls
As anticipated, the early part of the night was active but nothing like a Friday night. Attrition whittled the 8 cabs I started with down to 2 by 11:45p Actually worked until 2:30a due to the amount of traffic we had at bar close.
Bar close was a madhouse. With only 2 cabs working I received almost 30 requests and the longer they had to wait, the less likely they would be there when we arrived. Feces occurs. You can only play the game with the cards you are dealt.
Wally (#5) is this morning dogwatcher and as soon as he logged in (2:03a) I had him pulling runs with Kimo (#22) and TMR (#27). He was finally able to take over the phone at 2:30a and I had another run holding for him then.
Other than the bar close cluster-fuck, I think everything went very smoothly. Had about 2-minutes of panic when I could not raise anyone on the radio. I had inadvertently changed the radio to our "westside" channel. Oops. Thats part of the learning curve when dealing with unfamiliar equipment.
Its now 2:45a and time for me to warm up my dinner, watch some "info-mercials", not much else on, and relax.
Dinner with Judy tonight and laundry this afternoon.
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"Let's all be careful out there!"