We’ve never actually had sex in the back of a cab. This one time we almost kissed, but the plexiglass got in the way.
Where I hailed him: West Village
Where he hails from: Sudan
Years as cabbie: Less than a year
Previous profession: Student
No, that’s never happened to me. I wouldn’t want it to; I wouldn’t want to clean that up. People kiss here, but that’s it. Why, does it happen to other drivers? I can’t imagine that. Women wouldn’t have sex in a car, not with a driver there. They’re always trying to keep the guys from touching them. There’d be no way they could hide it. [Maybe they want to be seen?] That’s… no. My wife, she won’t even… well, I’m not saying anymore.
Where I hailed him: Hell’s Kitchen
Where he hails from: Pakistan
Years as cabbie: 3
Previous profession: Research assistant
All the time. The gay guys are the worst. They won’t try to screw, what they’ll do is one guy will say he’s tired and put his head on the other guy’s lap. The other guy will say, “Hey, let me keep your head warm,” and cover him with a coat. They act like nothing’s happening but I know they’re dick-sucking. (Do you call them on it?) One time I did. I kicked them out and threatened to call the police. Another time I knew it was happening and started acting pissed. The guy who wasn’t sucking could tell and made the other guy stop, though he kept his head there. Then when they left they tipped me $100.
Where I hailed him: Midtown
Where he hails from: Brooklyn
Years as cabbie: 7
Previous profession: Always a driver
One time a guy flags me over and says he wants to fuck this woman he’s with. He says they can’t use their apartments, so would I drive them somewhere private and take a walk for a half-hour so they can use the cab. He offered me $50, but he could’ve offered $500 and I wouldn’t have done it. I think he was trying to steal the cab, and if he wasn’t, he was cheating on his wife. I’m not going to help some asshole do that.