Day Cabbie

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

Things that made me smile today

My first passenger, at 6:45am, was a little old lady with a cane and a hunched back. She was on her way to her volunteer job.

"I make sandwiches for homeless people," she told me.

She said they usually don't expect her until 9am but she likes to get an early start, and it's okay if she shows up early. It takes her about two hours to make all the sandwiches. It's usually about 50, but sometimes 60. The homeless people pick them up around 4pm. She is long gone by then. She said the sandwiches are made every day. She makes them on Mondays and Thursdays; other people help out on the other days.

"That's a really nice thing to do," I said.

"Yeah, it gets old folks out of the house. And it gets them thinking about something other than themselves."

A little later I had an Australian couple in their 60's in my cab. The guy sang along with all the RnB songs the radio was playing. And he called my Prius my "little Prissy."

Then I saw a Volkswagen Beetle parked on the street whose license plate said LASAGNE.


At 12/17/2008 05:01:00 PM, Blogger Gilighan Qabista said...

Go cabbie go!

At 1/08/2009 08:24:00 PM, Anonymous Athan said...

Did the lady go across from Washington Square?

At 1/08/2009 08:51:00 PM, Blogger Vera said...

Yep, that's her. :)


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