I know for a fact that, I believe in myself. All my life, people have judged me and say: “You can’t do that. You too weak and feeble-minded!”
I like to prove people wrong all the time! About 11 years ago, I was working a dead end job at a pizza joint in Providence, RI. My landlord, Jack Bandoni, who owned a taxicab noticed I knew my streets better than him and really good shortcuts. So he talked me into getting my hackney permit! I wasn’t really sure about it! But, I told myself, that I can do this.
After a month of getting all my information, I got my first hack permit. I started to work. My first day, I worked the State House side of the Providence Train Station. I just sat in my cab reading a book that I bought a week ago! First up on the stand after waiting 3 hours and getting nothing.
I am then outside my cab, a nice looking Forest Green 1997 Buick Park Avenue Limited Edition smoking a cigarette and having a sip of bottled water. This guy comes up to me and asks if I would bring him to New York. I am thinking New York Avenue in Providence. He said, actually New York City.
The inner voice was telling me, take the fucking job! Jack would be pleased as punch with this one job on the sheet!
So I told him it would be about 450.00 on the meter. He told me no problem at all! He hands me 6 $100.00 bills! So I call Jack on the cell phone to tell him that I would be back at the yard around 7:00 p.m. Due to the fact, I was bringing some guy to New York City!
While all this was happening, these old timers that I hardly even knew at the time, were trying to muscle in on my job! This one guy, who now is my real good friend. Tried to scam me. I caught him within 2 seconds of him opening his mouth!
Please Russ, I know you need to make money also. But for the love of god! Get back to your cab and leave me alone! I heard about you and I think you don’t want to feel my wrath!
From the first time, Russ, knew that he just met a 5’9″ expatriate who knew that he was trying to get fucked by some asshole! So he backed off!
I drove this guy to Park and Lexington in Manhattan and drove back. But the one thing I did was stop in Co-Op City and bought Bagels! OMFG, New York Bagels the second thing in my life that brings me to orgasm!