I Wept Last Night

Late afternoon, my dispatcher sent me to pick up a woman and said she needed to go to a clinic. It was to get an abortion. I froze, paused, and prayed and said, “where is she?” I could have not taken the assignment but felt the need to do my job as a taxi driver with the task of being…

Play and Sing For Me

One thing about cab driving is that you just never know who you may pick up and meet. I knew this was going to be my last customer for the evening as I cruised downtown one last time at 2 am in the morning. The customer I picked up had a backpack and guitar in hand. He just finished a…

Trinity

It was a busy week last week as the college students have finished up their year. As many do, they head out to the bars to drink, party and celebrate. This past Saturday was no different from past years. There is a popular local Irish pub in town close to the university called Trinity that many college students go, to…

A Shipper

I was dispatched to pick up a woman at the local hotel in town. She needed to go to a department store to get some things. As I often do, I like to strike up conversation with my customers to get to know them better. I asked her what she did and she said she was a shipper. I thought…