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Friday, January 18, 2008



I rarely receive "snail" mail, less than a dozen pieces per year. Imagine my surprise when this showed up yesterday. Its from Peggy (Day to Day Life of a Very Lazy Gardener) . From her recent diving trip. Mahalo, Peggy!

An improvement over the prior two shifts but nothing out of the ordinary. Never left town. Things really didn't start moving until after 9:00 PM. We had 3 cabs at the airport for a "Meet & Greet" (13 passengers) and 3 cabs to cover the south side. Which was just perfect. The call/cab mixture was right on the mark. I am going to stop using the moniker "Crazy" for Brian and will now call him "Lucky" instead. Once again he was in the right place & time when a fare to Lahaina was dispatched. Shortly after he left TMR snagged a fare to Wailuku, which just left #22 and #14 (me) to cover the load. Which wasn't hard to do.

Everybody was back for bar-close and it was a normal Thursday night. A brawl broke out on Keala Street, which separates the "Triangle" from FoodLand. We call Thursday night "Fight Night". That is the most common night for trouble. There were 5-7 different fights going on with 30 to 50 people cheering it all on. 8 patrol cars responded from the Kihei District Police Station, which is next door to FoodLand, and had finally cleared the mess by 2:30 AM. MPD doesn't do a lot of preventive patrol in Kihei. Some of the guys do but the majority are usually just sitting in the station waiting for a call.

Tips ranged from 100%, on a small pu-pu, to $13 on a $12.80 and "keep the change". Gee, thanks. And that was on a resort/resort run. You know, people with money.

13 fares / 93 miles / 3rd quarter $100 bracket

Well, its TGIF. Everyone enjoy your weekend. I'll be here if you want to drop by.





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