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January 24th, 2004


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09:51 pm
You know how you can be walking through Davis Square or maybe by the Porter Shaw's and you'll pass a taxi stand that's like four or five taxis thick and they've all got they windows down and smokin big ol' chimneys out of em and each one is playing a different radio station and they got all the time in the world to be doin they big ol' nothing and you wonder how incredibly laconic that taxi driver lifestyle must be if they do nothin all night but back up on the taxi stand and have big ol taxi parties, right?

Well, that's only when you don't need one.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)

Keith

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Wow. You're channelling Roast Beef.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 25th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC)

Re: Keith

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wait, what
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Keith

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Achewood, dude.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 25th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Keith

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Never been. Though I'd probably need to take a taxi to get there, and as mentioned above, taking taxis is Very Hard To Do around these parts.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:January 25th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Spatch, you don't smoke, do you?

Because I have seen it happen so many times, I am walking along at night with people and there are no taxis whatsoever to be seen so somebody lights up their last cigarette and at that point SHOOOOOOOOOOM along comes a taxi with the FOR HIRE light on.

And thus is explained the mystical art of taxi summoning.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 25th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
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How about if I just pretend? Hold my hands in front of my face, go "My my my! Nothing like a nice cigarette while I wait because it surely will take a while" and then make click-click lighter-sparking noises?

I'm pretty sure the taxis in Somerville are smoke-free, though when I finally did get a taxi home last night, the driver had an unlit cigarette in his hand, just waiting to finish the fare and deadhead back to Davis Square or wherever. A REWARD FOR A JOB WELL DONE MISTER I FLAGGED YOU DOWN IN THE CENTER LANE DURING A STOPLIGHT TAXI DRIVER.

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From:abbetaka
Date:January 26th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
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SPATCH.

You had better be damn glad he flagged you down in the center lane during a stoplight!

Cause man, when that light changed to green, you would've been way run over. And that's not good for ya, dig?
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 27th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
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The light had just turned red. Don't worry. :)

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