Yes, yes, Valentine’s Day is about love and soulmates and stuff like that, but we all know that if things aren’t working out in the old carnality department, the relationship isn’t likely to last. So it’s probably a good sign if you can’t wait to get home to start the hanky panky.
Guang Where I hailed him: Midtown East Where he hails from: China Years as a cabbie: 10 Previous profession: Salesman
I pick up this couple downtown; I don’t pay attention to them. They’re quiet. I forget them, you know. Then the woman screams really loud. Really loud! First I think she’s hurt. Then I realize what happened. That was not expected. They tipped me good.
Dipu Where I hailed him: West Village Where he hails from: Bangladesh Years as a cabbie: 4 Previous profession: Student
When I first started driving, if people started having sex I would yell and pull over and make them get out of the car. Now, what’s the use? It doesn’t happen too much, but if it does, I just keep driving to where I’m supposed to go. Yes, they tip me if I don’t say anything. Usually… They know there’s another person in the car.
Rene Where I hailed him: Murray Hill Where he hails from: Haiti Years as a cabbie: 3 Previous profession: Mechanic
I don’t really care what people do as long as they don’t make a mess. But one time, people went too far for me, even. How do I say this? Doggy style in a taxi! I had to pull over and yell at them.
Khalid Where I hailed him: Greenpoint Where he hails from: Pakistan Years as a cabbie: 6 Previous profession: Waiter
[Laughs] No, I never see that when I am driving. The most people ever do that I have seen is kiss.
Daniel Where I hailed him: Lower East Side Where he hails from: Ivory Coast Years as a cabbie: 8 Previous profession: Delivery man
Oh yes, people try that all the time. And older people, too! Not just young kids. I tell them that it’s illegal. I don’t think it actually is illegal, but if the police see two people bouncing up and down in my cab, they are going to pull me over. Sometimes I just look straight ahead and drive. What else are you going to do? The gay guys are the worst — they try to bring me into it. Some of them, they ask if they can give me a blowjob for 500 dollars. No, man!