Friday, January 30, 2009

Training Day

First things first, I am almost CERTAIN that I passed the drug test this morning. I drank a ton of coffee so that I was really raring to go. And, unlike drug tests I'd heard of, the very pleasant nurse did not have to watch me pee, so that was really great. It's been years since I've peed in a cup, but I don't think my accuracy has ever been better. I hope I pass!

I had about four hours of riding shotgun with a nice Ethiopian guy who has been driving a cab for twenty years. I learned a lot about how to make money, and he drove me by all the cab stands in Arlington. It wasn't a particularly thrilling day, but that's ok.

I'm trying to figure out when I should be driving. It seems like early mornings are great (taking people to airports) and weekend nights are great (drunk twenty-somethings), but both of those would kill my own evening drinking habits. During the day, if today is any indication, I'll mainly take seniors from adult day care centers to their homes or to the grocery store, which doesn't sound like a particularly great way to make money. Regardless, 5:30 am Monday morning, I'm picking up my cab and going at it.

"salad sandwich" often follows "egg"


  1. I don't really know what your goals are for this job, but if it's to make and save as much money as possible in order to pay for law school/invest at the cheapest historical valuations we have seen in quite some time, then working weekend nights would make a ton of sense. With your charismatic personality and rapier wit, you'll clean up driving around drunk people while at the same time preventing yourself from spending too much.