Do Fares Seek Advice?

10/12/2011 4:00 AM |


Frank

Hailed in: Lower East Side

Hails from: Bronx

People love to talk. They need to talk to
someone when they’re upset, and if they’re
alone in the cab when they’re upset they talk
to me. People bitch to me about relationships.
They fight on their cell phones, hang
up, then have me agree that their boyfriend
or girlfriend is an asshole. A few weeks ago
a guy was having a fight with his wife. I had
him call her back and apologize. By the time
I let him out he was thanking me, and I said,
“Give me a quarter of your money because I
just saved you half of it.”


Mike

Hailed in: West Village

Hails from: Florida

Customers figure I know the best pizza places
or whatever kind of restaurant, so I get asked
that a lot. “Take me to this address, and
what’s a good Italian restaurant near there?”
Most of the time I don’t know; I know the
city well but it isn’t like I’ve eaten everywhere.
I have a few places I like, same as you
probably do. Oh, and people like asking me
driving questions. Where’s the cheapest gas,
where near Times Square are there usually
places to park on the street, stuff like that.
I don’t answer those either. If I tell people,
then everyone will go to them.


Yousaf

Hailed at: LaGuardia

Hails from: Pakistan

No, but people like to give me advice. Anytime
I pick a guy up from Wall Street he’ll ask me
about my money. How’s my money doing, is
my money working for me, where do I have
my money? I’m like, “the bank.” They say,
“Oooh, no, you have to have your money in
Apple! In this mutual fund!” I’m like, “I’m
poor. Give me some money and I’ll invest it
anywhere you tell me to.”