I forgot what time of day it was, but it was 4pm, aka shift change. So I was rather pleased when I crossed Park Ave and a empty taxi was there at the light. I hopped in and was delighted to have such an awesome driver. First off, he knew where I had to go(which I will be honest, if someone got in my cab and gave me this address, I wouldn't have). But this guy was a character! Totally old school New York. And he was also an actor, complete with his head shot taped to the back of the partition. Totally fantastic.
I confessed to also being a driver and we had a nice chat about driving. The good and the bad. Like me, he only drove part time. He said he only worked a double shift on Sundays. Neither of us have the energy or the ability to drive 6 12 hour shifts a week like a lot of drivers do.
I am kicking myself now. I wish I could remember this guys name(and if you are reading this, please! tell me your name!) and I wish I had gotten a photo. Seriously, dude. Keep doing what you are doing! You are what this city needs.
Sadly, my taxi on the way back to the train wasn't as cool. He talked on his phone the whole time. Eh, I guess not everyone can be as rad as myself or my new friend.
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