Friday, June 24, 2011
Topical & Local
I just can't resist commenting upon the local big story, a Yellow taxi crashing into a bank lobby at 2nd & Union at about Midnight. For a small city like Seattle this minor incident is big news. Yellow tells me that the driver was rear-ended but the local news account leaves it open, the opposing driver claiming the taxi sideswiped him. I will keep you posted but it reminds me of a rookie driver I attempted to mentor who unfortunately lasted about ten days before his career ending accident. What I could never understand is how he was able to put his taxi nose-first down a Capital Hill stairwell on a very local 25 MPH street. A least he showed some creatively. The truth, all joking aside, is that it is extremely hazardous driving taxi given the miles we put on in a given day. It helps to know how to drive a car before stepping into that cab. Yellow is red to all those bullish drivers, the taxi a moving target. More commentary upon this theme later. I think I am already supposed to be asleep, awakening in about 2 hours. Taxi, all I can say, is crazy. All my brethren know! And as you continue to read over the weeks and months, you will know all about it too.