Wednesday, May 6, 2009

i hate taking kids to school

This morning I was busy as hell but couldn't make any money. I sat through outlandishly bad traffic, a five minute red light at S Four Mile Run and Columbia Pike (can you believe that? I'm serious - FIVE minutes!) and an accident that closed two lanes on Rt. 50. Those were each to go pick people up, and they each turned out to be kids going to school. School trips are really bad. They are always pretty short rides, and kids never tip - one girl gave me a credit card for $6.75 and made it $7.00 even, and one of them was on a voucher from Arlington Co., which doesn't allow passengers to tip.

Anyway, that's just a little bit of whining, thanks for indulging me. It's really not so bad - yesterday I had a quick, solid morning and then went to the Nats game at 12:35, which isn't the worst way to spend a day.


  1. Trent went to piano lessons in a cab, and I always made sure he had enough to cover the ride including the tip.

  2. Reid took a cab to baseball practice once. The cabbie got lost big time, of course Reid wasn't any help finding the field. Then the coach (who was a huge putz) got mad at Reid for being late, despite Reid's effort to get to practice. I guess I was just working too hard, half days at the Pentagon.