Let Old Death Threats Be Forgot…


This week’s column for the S.F. Examiner is about driving a cab on New Year’s Eve…

The days leading up to the new year are grim. Wednesday is a wash. Thursday is somewhat better, as more people return to The City. But Friday, the penultimate day of the year, is worse than the previous two.

Saturday is New Year’s Eve. If I’ve learned anything about the taxi biz, it’s best to prepare for the alleged big nights like any other shift: with the lowest possible expectations.

Read the rest of the column here.


(Top photo by Barney Peterson, from the San Francisco Chronicle, November 25, 1960, showing a cable car accident on Powell Street, north of Bush Street in San Francisco.)

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