28 Jun '12, 9pm

@samarov's last ride

@samarov's last ride

I used to tell people that on my last day I’d crash the cab into a wall and walk away. That didn’t happen. The date—June 23rd, 2012—had been settled-on a couple months back so a dramatic exit could certainly have been rehearsed and executed but instead the day turned out to be a sort of summing-up of my nine years of cab-driving in Chicago. 11:00AM I’m driving west on the Dan Ryan and slow at the familiar spot near Sox Park. It’ll be a slog the rest of the way to the Loop. Seeing as it’s my last day I decide to be a dick and speed ahead in the right lanes—meant to exit at Chinatown—then cut back in at the last possible moment. It isn’t difficult as half the drivers have their heads pointed at the cellphones in their laps in stop-and-go traffic and can’t begin to react fast enough to cut me off like they should. Since moving to Beverly sitting at the curve of the expressway...

Full article: http://www.chicagohack.com/2012/06/last-ride.html

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