At that moment, I knew I had a problem. Alicia is a very attractive 27 year old who was very tipsy. She is related to someone at Life's A Beach (a/k/a/ LAB) and she was escorted from there by the bouncer to me about 10:20PM. Headed to her place in the far north, Hale Pi'ilani subdivision. We had a pleasant chit-chat about yatta and when we arrived I turned and said:
"That'll be $17."We went back and forth a couple of times and then I changed tack.
"Wheres the $20 I gave you?"
"You didn't give me any money."
"Yes I did."
"This is getting us nowhere. You are refusing to pay the fare and that is theft. I"ll just call the cops and we'll let them sort it out. And I will press charges. Just ask around. I am a hard-ass son of a bitch."Pulled out my cell to make the call and she asked if I accepted plastic.
Issue resolved. Scam artist database updated.
That was the worst of the night. The best was a surprise trip from Wailea to Ka'anapali at 3:25 AM. Nice way to end my shift and start my weekend.
A night of steady business without being overwhelmed and all 5 of us stayed active and it rolled right on through the dog-watch. Probably my best night since Halloween.
I am bushed. Bone tired.
15 fares / 180 miles / 4th quarter $200 bracket
See everyone tomorrow.
THE PICTURE GALLERY
"Let's all be careful out there!"