Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Its nice to be back to work, I didn't hack in about a week. I had to do all kind of shit to my basement. New floor, fresh paint, updated bar and some wiring, between this job and the world cup, yours truly knocked it off in a week.

You know, I love my job, when ever I am away from it two days in a row I miss it. Lot of friends, people I know and some passengers ask me why drive a cab with two college degrees? The answer, I love what I do, I wouldn't change a thing, I kind of stumbled in to cab driving the summer before my senior year in college and to make the long story short I am still hacking.

I do not remember when the last time I used an alarm clock, I just wake up and go to work and come home when I am tired, five nights a week and forty six weeks a year. When ever I am out on the streets of Washington DC, I always try to do the right thing and call it a day. No deadlines, no boss, no office politics and NO ass kissing. I am not rich but I manage what I make very efficiently and I am comfortable, I don't worry about money. By no means I am trying to say cab driving is a dream job or its an easy meal ticket, this job is not for everyone, its hard work, it needs skill to make decent money, its deadly dangerous and you need balls made of steel.

So, I am glad I am back to those dark Washington streets, back dealing with the night working public, drunks, pushers, pimps, hookers, criminals, booty calls and all the filth of society, Mad Cabbie here he comes to serve your fucking ass.


Pond said...

That last paragraph should be in the Declaration of Independence

wil said...


I have noticed that almost all of us cabbies who blog are college educated.

BA in Criminal Justice

and a MBA

lugosi said...

Glad you're back. Thought maybe you had hidden your assets and disappeared.

MJ06 said...

I feel the same way when I dont get to caddie. Caddieings hard work to and I made a mistake today and I am mentally kicking my self for it but yeah when I am ready to go and I dont get out to caddie I get pissed. So I can see why you miss work. It happens to me twards the end of winter I start to want to work again I dont want to be a caddie the rest of my life nor does it pay enough consistently or gettin out is not consistent all the time but its like you said with taxi driving if you work hard youll make money and caddeing as my one freind put it is like the best job and the worst job some days I make (depending on how many rounds I do) $50.00-$80.00 range others I dont make any thing.

3dub said...

Couldn't have said it better. I'm a 69 Graduate of Hampton Institute. Taught for a few years then started hacking. Been doing it since 1974. LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!

DC Cab Rider said...

Ok, don't forget the women who are trying to get home safely :).

Mad Cabbie said...

Sorry DCCR, I forgot to mention the society chicks returning home safely from the gala:)