Louie the Cab Driver

Monday, July 28, 2014

Most helpful

I wrote an amazon review for my Land Line from Verizon and just noticed it was voted most helpful.


Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Louie has retired.  Actually, it has been about as long as he was even driving.  This blog will be archived, but shut down so as not to be added to, as a static part of internestory.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Forever marked, or just making conversation

It has been fourteen months since I stopped driving a cab. I still get asked if I'm still driving. I still get the occasional phone call. I'm not sure if people so identified me with the position or they're just making small talk.

My response is a smile and I casually mention my end date. Its usually followed with an inquiry of what I'm doing now, so I suspect the latter. In no way am I defensive about the inquiry, nor am I of the belief everyone needs to follow my career as closely as I do.

I'm just blogging about it because its on my mind.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Old Habits

I spoke too soon.  Shortly after midnight, I got a call from a neighbor.  He had a houseguest that was ready to go home, and was too drunk to drive.  While not technically driving a taxi, my designated driver function came real close.

Thursday, December 31, 2009


This is the first time in five years I haven't driven a Taxi on New Years Eve.  Its weird, but I have no plans.

I didn't give it much thought until my burriteur at Bajio, asked me my plans.  Props for the home made style Mexican food, by the way.

Since I quit driving, even though I kept my taxi van, I've been utilizing Lextran.  I mention this because fresh in my mind, is the pointless disagreement with the driver over the existance, or not, of a route, even I agree was discontinued.  Hardly worth my breath, but pixels are cheap.  Let it be heard, let it be said, Lextran ran an express bus to Nicholasville, Ky.  around 1998 or 99.  It was the other leg of #7.  It was discontinued after a grant was spent out.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Out of business

I read somewhere that the average tenure for a New York Cab driver was 5 years. I just about made it. I started New Years Day 2005, and quit New Years Eve 2008. If 20% off is almost. Which I would challenge if someone told me.

Of all the stories I have accumulated, the one that stands the test of time is the time I was pulled over in a road block. I have been encouraged to flesh it out and expand it and submit it somewhere. I am not sure if I have blogged it. But if I have, it will be reworked into something more of an entertainment piece.