Never noticed how many freaking morons are in a single area. Makes me want to scratch my head and say hmph! I don’t know why. Maybe it is the infusion of lost souls, lack of education, too many years abusing drugs and booze that is slowing down their mental pathways. Or are they just freaking ignorant from the getgo. Welcome to Fall River, Massachusetts. Ignorance capital of New England. (Plus the drivers suck big time here)
Last week, I pick this couple up. Normal Saturday night. But not really, it was the female’s birthday. A special moment in anyone’s life, being a year older. But she was crying her eyes out. Her boyfriend, or should I say, “a worthless piece of crap” was making the situation worse, by wanting to go out to another bar and get more drunk. She is an emotional train wreck, or to be more modern “a hot mess”. Is still crying her eyes out and wanting to go home and sleep. I really don’t blame her. But the guy, OMFG! How anal can he be. This is her special day and you are being a real asshole. He isn’t consoling her in her moment of weakness, all he wants to do is get more drunk. WTF! Sometimes, I feel that certain people don’t deserve to be in relationship.
I am no Oprah or Dr. Phil, but some people just don’t realize being in a relationship expert. But if you have a significant other that is in emotional distress, attend to his or her needs and put yours on the backburner. Sometimes I feel like guys actually should take a course on dating 101. But nonetheless, I did the right thing by handing her a napkin so she could wipe her eyes and actually stop the mascara from running more than it was at the time.
The wierd thing is about my vocation, too much friggin’ drama. I really have to have a chuckle about it. Like in every job there is always a cast of characters that makes the day go or just want to make you dive into the deepest chasm and rot until you become a sack of bones. I personally, don’t need the drama in my life. I just tell these guys, “I don’t really give a flying fuck!” Sometimes you just have to take a stance on stuff. I am here to work and that is all. Not for nothing, the drama isn’t really drama, but more of a session of bitching and moaning about shit that really isn’t pertaining to the workplace.
Since September of last year, I have heard so much drama that actually makes me laugh. Rumor mill is working overtime and sometimes these drivers really don’t know how to just worry about themselves. Me, personally, I am now really taking the “I really don’t give a ‘rat’s ass’ stance” on the overdramatics with the situations at the dispatch office.
I just go out there to do a job… Answer the radio, pick up the cheap ass mofo who refuses to tip, drop that same asshole off and tell dispatch that I am cleared for a price and go on to the next job. Plain and simple. It isn’t rocket science, it’s cab driving…
WELL WORKING IN FALL RIVER IS A BIT DIFFERENT THAN WORKING IN PROVIDENCE. THERE IS ACTUALLY VERY LITTLE TO DO IN THIS TOWN. YOU SEE THE OCCASIONAL UGLY STREET WALKER COME UP TO YOU AND ASK FOR A SMOKE AND A DATE. I LOOK AT THEIR TEETH AND SEE HOW ROTTED THEY ARE AND ITS TIME TO SAY THAT, “I’M GAY!” ITS A GREAT PLOY, TOTALLY DISSAUDES THE UGLY HOOKERS IN SOLICITATING SEX. YUCK!
THE CREW IS NICE, EXCEPT THIS OLD TIMER THEY CALL ‘WABBIT’, BECAUSE HE TALKS LIKE ELMER FUDD. I AM NOT MAKING A JOKE OF IT BUT, HE TALK LIKE HIM. HE IS KIND OF STAND OFFISH. I REALLY DON’T CARE BUT, I HAVE TO MAKE LOTS OF MONEY SO I CAN SURVIVE.
I like to dress up for work. It makes me feel good inside and out.The other drivers dress like slobs off the shipyards. I wear a single color. BLACK. Thats’s all. I rather be me and that’s all. I am not out here to impress anyone, but to work and earn a living. I feel comfy dressing up! It empowers me.
Right now I am waiting to hear about a licence I applied for! I really hate the waiting game. It makes me feel like I am standing on pins and needles waiting for them to say “You are okay to drive” or “You suck, try again motherfucker!”
Nonetheless, I applied. I did get approval from the City Police Chief, which is a plus in my book! In this State, meaning the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I have no bad driving record or criminal violations. I am a totally different person here. I like that!
Let it be known, I have a feeling that I am going to get approved by the city! I do miss working as a driver. Shuttling people around for groceries, laundry and other inconsequential things. It makes my life a little easier! I know the money is a plus, but it makes my life a little happier when I am helping others….
ON A LINER NOTE: THE CITY OF FALL RIVER IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ACCEPTS JOSEPH A.R. VASTA AS A TAXICAB DRIVER IN ITS LITTLE CITY!!!!