02 Apr '14, 12pm

Taxi Tales: Different Folks

Taxi Tales: Different Folks

It still amazes me even after all these years driving a taxi just how different one fare can be from the next. A day or two back I picked up an Italian doctor up who was over here in the UK working at our local hospital for a while. During the short ten minute journey he was full of conversation on subjects as wide ranging as his home town and other places in Italy to the Barrow area and the food he enjoyed cooking and his thoughts on the National Health Service. All in all a great fare and a pleasure to deal with, and he gave a decent tip to! Next job was a contract fare with a guy going the 80 miles or so up to Carlisle. Now this guy was a totally different kettle of fish, it was like grinding granite getting a single syllable out of him. All the way over the bleak and moody Shap Fell with my equally bleak and moody passenger staring silently down at the floor. At the hi...

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