Al McGuire, the late Marquette basketball coach, once said, "I think everyone should go to college and get a degree, and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cab driver. Then they'd really be educated."
What's your best cab story? Riding with three other riders from Juilliard to Carnegie Hall to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra. We were in college, and we tipped the cabbie with something other than money.
What do taxis bring to mind? Bilingual skills. The ability to make change. Sometimes, a bad smell.
What rule would you insist on as a cabbie? Listen to my music.
What would driving a cab be like? You'd meet a variety of interesting people.
What do you associate with cabbies? I always think of Men in Black, where all the cabbies are aliens.
How much do cabbies make? Maybe $500 a week.
What rule would you enforce as a cabbie? No smoking.
When do you use taxis? The only time I took a cab was when I was stranded somewhere.
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What's your best taxi story? The time I caught a Hummer cab at the Springs airport. The cabbie, a girl, claimed it was the sole Hummer taxi in the U.S.
How much do cabbies make? A lot probably depends on how go-getter you are. I suspect they do pretty well.
What rule would passengers in your cab have to follow? Everyone has to sing at least one song on the radio with me.
What made you become a cabbie? I thought it would allow a free-wheeling lifestyle, and it did. I'm my own boss, I operate on my own schedule, I come and go as I please.
Relate your best cab-driving tale. I picked up one last fare on a Sunday night a man and a woman outside a bar and the woman ended up ditching her date to take me home with her.
Can you make a living as a cabbie? It varies from driver to driver, and how much you work.