Ask a Cabbie: What’s on Your Bucket List?

05/20/2015 11:33 AM |
Illustration by Lutkie

Hailed in: Chelsea
Hails from: Austin

I don’t have an official bucket list, but skydiving is the first thing that comes to mind. Ugh, that’s lame. I bet everyone says skydiving. But yeah, I’d actually want to do it. But it’s more about being able to say you’ve done it than doing it, know what I mean? Like, the point is being brave enough to jump out of the plane, not what it feels like to fall. If you can actually jump, that’s amazing. [Maybe they push you out if you don’t jump.] I’d have a heart attack if they did that. I’d be dead before I hit the ground.


Hailed in: West Village
Hails from: Kuwait

It is my dream to return home. I haven’t been to my home country in about 25 years. [Do you have family there?] No, my parents died when I was young, and I met my wife in the United States. I may have an aunt there, and some cousins, but I wasn’t ever very close with them and keeping in touch was hard. I do want to take my family to show them where I grew up, but it is still unsafe, and it is difficult to get to. It would also be hard to go back at the same time.


Hailed in:Upper East Side
Hails from: California

I can tell you exactly what’s on mine because I’m arranging how to do it right now. My dream is to go to Antarctica. I want to go to all seven continents, but Antarctica is the hard one, obviously. There are some programs where you can work there. Usually it’s scientists, but there is a need for people to do menial labor like clean and wash dishes, and that’s not a job that a lot of people want. So I figure I’ll do it. I’ll take a crappy job just to go there. I’ve had crappy jobs in less interesting places. [Doesn’t seem like there’s much to do in Antarctica, though.] No, but that’s the appeal! The silence. And then after that someplace warm.


Hailed in: Columbus Circle
Hails from: Costa Rica

There are a lot of bands I want to see live: The Stones, Dylan, any surviving Beatle. That seems worth doing before they quit for good or die. [Keith] Richards can’t have long left. [Those are your favorite bands, I take it?] Not really favorite. I’ve seen my favorite bands live; this is more about history. I mean, to tell your grandkids that you saw Dylan would be amazing. I also want to travel more, since I haven’t been overseas in like 10 years, but I feel like I can do that anytime, when there’s only a limited amount of time left to see those guys. [Tickets are expensive for them.] Oh man, tickets are crazy expensive.