Saturday, September 22, 2012
I sent some paper and envelopes to Mr. Crawford
I clicked on the link in this comment, and saw that you could buy stuff for inmates. Is this the kuro5hin.org user who was talking about there being a taxi conspiracy?
I should try to catch up on my fare reports. Every night is interesting, in its own way.
A few mornings back I went to vacuum the cab at the self-serve car wash, and a guy on a bicycle struck up a conversation with me. It turned out that he also drives for the company. I told him about driving for the owner/operator, and he was very interested. I gave him the owner's phone number, in the hopes that he would take over for me.
I was rather tired of nights. They're not so bad, as long as it's busy. But the last night I drove was boring. Hopefully I am back to working on my own terms, instead of being obligated to drive 3-4 nights a week.
Poll: What would you send an inmate?
I am probably going to lease a cab for 24-hours next week. This way I can drive a long as it's busy, and go home to sleep when it's not. If you have money in your account you can pay for the day in advance, so you don't have to go back to the leasing office every day.
The signs are that I do need to retire. I chatted with two drivers in the past 3 weeks. My generic questions is "how long have you been driving?" The first memorable guy said "5 years, I hate it." He's trying to get away, but keeps getting sucked back. A few nights later I pulled into zone 170, and met a fellow who'd been driving for 2.5 years. He said if I was doing okay in the summer I'd do well in the winter, when it's easy to be a cab driver in Phoenix. He also said he was trying to get away from driving because he felt like his potential was being squandered, but there was not a whole lot of work for contractors in the valley at the present.
I can't believe the garbage they let people buy for the inmates. How are they supposed to maintain their health without iodine-rich foods?