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Thursday, October 25, 2007



What can I say? There were some nice runs, there were some short runs and there were long periods of radio silence. Very long periods.

Thought my luck was going to change though when I took over the phone at 2a. A reservation for 2 people from the Four Seasons to Ha'iku at 2:30a. That is about $100 one-way. I am staged and waiting by 2:15a. The phone rings at 2:27a. Its the Four Seasons. The parties had changed their minds.
Had a lot of "no-shows" also. Just one of those "learning experience" shifts, I guess.

Bar-close brought me one fare of interest. A local hauli guy. Wanted to go "Just a short way, dat-a-way." Kept trying to pin down something more than "just a short way" as we rolled north.
"Whats the street name?"

"Before da Maui Lu."

"What street?"

"Dis one."

"Can you be a little more specific?"

"By da black da kine."

"What da kine?"

"Da da kine. I tell you when we get dere."

We went all the way to the Maui Lu. The very first hotel built on the south-side of Mau'i.
"Oh, brah. You passed it."

"Passed what? You never said to turn or stop."

"I know. My bad. Turn around and I tell you to stop."
About half way back he suddenly told me to turn. Into Paradise Gardens, a residential apartment complex.

Oh, "da kine" was the 10' tall fencing required to be placed around a construction site. Made of 2x4s and black tarpaper.

7 fares / 74 miles / 3rd quarter below $100 bracket

Hope to see you tomorrow.





"Let's all be careful out there!"