Day Cabbie

San Francisco taxi stories from one of the very rare female drivers

Babe Cab


4 girls, 4 green cabs
Originally uploaded by Verabug
Yesterday all Green Cabs had to go to the airport for a GTU (Ground Transportation Unit) inspection. It was pretty cool to have
all Green Cabs at the same place at the same time, which doesn't happen often. But afterwards, something even cooler happened. We now have four Toyota Priuses and one Honda Civic hybrid. It just so happened that that day, all four Toyota Prius drivers were women. We decided to caravan through the airport line together, trying not to get separated. First we had to drive from the GTU Inspection place
to the airport parking lot. Lizzie was first in 914, then Carol in 1202, Raqya in 1106 and finally me in 690. It was super fun to be driving around the airport as part of a four-Prius all-female caravan. It gave me a sense of belonging and pride. I took a lot of pictures of my dashboard and the three Priuses ahead of me. Once in the parking lot, we caused quite the stir. "One... two... three... four! Wow," we
heard some drivers say. One guy came up to me and said "How did you guys time it just right?" I said that we had all just been at the
GTU inspection and decided to all get an airport fare afterwards.

We had to work with the dispatchers in each of the three lots to make sure we didn't get separated. They were all very cooperative. Only
the guy in the last lot said he couldn't interrupt the regular flow of the airport line, which was understandable. So we waited outside until all four Green Cabs had made it out of the lot before continuing on to the terminal. It was a wonderfully unique experience.

2 Comments:

At 7/16/2008 04:57:00 AM, Blogger taxigrrrl said...

how cool! rock on!

 
At 9/10/2008 08:11:00 PM, Blogger Tweety said...

that must've been soo cool and thrilling!

 

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