20 Apr '12, 5pm

Not sure why, but I found @samarov's latest cab story to be especially unsettling.

Not sure why, but I found @samarov's latest cab story to be especially unsettling.

It’s 11:45pm on a Wednesday and I’m waiting on a fare to come out of a house in Humboldt Park. The Gandalf says, “house in the back” after listing the address. I sit there getting no response from the dispatcher as to when the party might grace me with her presence. In the rearview I see another cab creeping up and stopping. It’s from a different cab company. This is a small side street so there’s no doubt that he’s here for the same people. In neighborhoods where cabs are hard to come by frustrated riders will call every company and take whoever comes first. We don’t acknowledge one another, both waiting to see how this plays out. A black kid with a flat-billed ball cap level with his eyes and long shorts walks out of the gangway and leans into the other cab’s window. The cab peels out moments later and disappears down the street. The kid turns back toward the house, then...

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