• my taxi story..

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Sat Jun 12 20:33:00 2021

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    ** Original message from : August Abolins@1:153/757.2
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    ** Original date/time : 12 Jun 21, 09:50 >==================================================================<

    The last few days I'm relegated to taking a taxi to get home and get back into town.

    Thurs evening, Fri morning and evening taxi rides were $20 flat rate, between both taxi businesses. I can tolerate that. But this morning my ride into town was metered.. and ended up being $26. Slowing down behind slow traffic did not help. WTF. Iím going to have ask the driver to simply let me out at the $20 point.

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  • From Doug Cooper@1:227/702 to August Abolins on Mon Jun 21 21:50:41 2021
    The last few days I'm relegated to taking a taxi to get home and get
    back into town.
    Thurs evening, Fri morning and evening taxi rides were $20 flat rate, between both taxi businesses. I can tolerate that. But this morning my ride into town was metered.. and ended up being $26. Slowing down
    behind slow traffic did not help. WTF. Iím going to have ask the
    driver to simply let me out at the $20 point.

    August,

    Have you been in a taxi cab in San Fran or worse yet Jamaica? In both states I needed serious hard alchohol after the cab rides ;)

    -tG
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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Doug Cooper on Tue Jun 22 23:38:00 2021
    Hello Doug Cooper!

    ** On Monday 21.06.21 - 21:50, Doug Cooper wrote to August Abolins:

    The last few days I'm relegated to taking a taxi to get
    home and get back into town. [...]

    August,

    Have you been in a taxi cab in San Fran or worse yet
    Jamaica? In both states I needed serious hard alchohol
    after the cab rides ;)

    Hey! Good to hear from you. I know someone who *just* came
    back from Jamacia. She was practically "stuck" there since the
    covid shit started! REALLY. It has been over a YEAR, and she
    just got back after a long stretch of lockdowns, cancelled
    flights, etc. Crazy. I bet she's completely broke now.

    I'll ask her about the taxis in Jamacia. Sounds like they can
    be a nervewracking experience to say the least.

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Doug Cooper on Wed Jun 23 09:55:00 2021
    Doug Cooper wrote to August Abolins <=-

    Have you been in a taxi cab in San Fran or worse yet Jamaica? In both states I needed serious hard alchohol after the cab rides ;)

    I worked in SF for years and loved the cab culture. I think it's different when you're a local.

    I used to catch a cab cross-town weekly, and remember once the dispatch computer was down. They were back to the old-school dispatcher on a radio droning out intersections, landmarks and addresses to pick up fares. It felt like a Mad Men throwback.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to August Abolins on Wed Jun 23 09:58:00 2021
    August Abolins wrote to Doug Cooper <=-

    Hey! Good to hear from you. I know someone who *just* came
    back from Jamacia. She was practically "stuck" there since the
    covid shit started! REALLY. It has been over a YEAR, and she
    just got back after a long stretch of lockdowns, cancelled
    flights, etc. Crazy. I bet she's completely broke now.


    A lot of "digital nomads" are taking jobs in faraway countries. If you could work from anywhere and the cost of living is low, why not?

    I'd hate to be stuck paying rent or a mortgage on a place while I was stuck.

    Best taxis ever? San Miguel De Allende, MX. All clean, lots of cabs, and you could go about all day for around $5. I'd thought I'd thought about paying a cabbie $15 per day to be a personal driver.


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  • From Doug Cooper@1:227/702 to August Abolins on Wed Jun 23 19:56:14 2021
    Hey! Good to hear from you. I know someone who *just* came
    back from Jamacia. She was practically "stuck" there since the
    covid shit started! REALLY. It has been over a YEAR, and she
    just got back after a long stretch of lockdowns, cancelled
    flights, etc. Crazy. I bet she's completely broke now.

    I would think if a government kept her from coming back or leaving, they would be obligated for the expenses? That sounds horrible to be stuck in Jamacia for a year, especially with little to no money, as I imagine her job wouldn't pay her to not be able to work?


    I'll ask her about the taxis in Jamacia. Sounds like they can
    be a nervewracking experience to say the least.


    Oh yeah, 90mph on coastal roads crazy rides.

    -tG

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  • From Doug Cooper@1:227/702 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Jun 23 19:57:35 2021
    I worked in SF for years and loved the cab culture. I think it's
    different when you're a local.

    Oh man ..... glad someone does ... I just remember them jumping the hills at high speed without being able to see what was on the other side of the traffic signal .. it was insanity for me :)

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