I picked up these two younger fellas last night that reminded me of another ride of which I'm unsure whether or not I told you, and I'm too lazy to go look so you'll get both here. :o)
1) I got sent to pick up these two young boys (about 18-ish) standing on the corner of MLK and NE Broadway at about 3:45a. I grab 'em and we're off to MLK/Killingsworth for the 1st one and MLK/Lombard for the other. Less than10 to drop them both.
Me: Hey fellas, what brings you boys out here this time o' the night?
YB1: sitting behind me We just got released from the justice center.
Me: Ah. Got arrested huh? Didn't kill your cab driver or anything like that didja?
YB1: both laugh Naw. Nothing like that. We got pulled over earlier, about 10p. Turns out we both have warrants for our arrest. They towed my car too. They let us out about 3:15a and we walked all the way up here. I didn't know nothing about no bench warrant.
YB2: Yeah, 'Criminal Trespass'. What the fuck is that?
Me: Dunno. But hey, at least they let you out fairly quickly.
YB1: Yeah, but motherfuckers 'lost' my money. Now I'm broke. At least they gave me my phone. I gotta make a call. calls what I assume is his gf, speaking quietly. Hey baby. Yeah they let me out. You want me to come over? I really wanna see your beautiful face. I'm in a cab. No, I ain't got no money. Can you pay for it? C'mon baby, you know I love you the most. Yes. I will. What? OK. Nevermind then, I'll call you tomorrow lover. to YB2: She ain't got it. Any other ideas?
Me: after I pulled over to the side of the road. Hey guys, if you don't have any money on you then I can't drive you any further. Policy. Sorry.
YB1: All right. All right, gimme a second here.
Me: Make it a quick second, the meter's running.
YB1: K. Makes another phone call Hey baby. Yeah they finally let me out now I can come see your beautiful face. Yeah, I'm in a cab, can you swing it? No, the fuckers took my money. All of it. I know. I'm gonna sue. Baby, the meter's running, can you pay for me? Ah, there's my girl. You know I love you the most. I'll be there in about 5 minutes. Just leave the money in the mailbox and I'll come crawl in bed with you. My cousin's gonna stay on the couch, OK? See you soon baby. To me All right sweetie, I gotcha covered. My girl's gonna pay the fare. Just take us both to MLK just offa Lombard.
I get them there, she left him a hundred dollar bill in the mailbox. We had to go to the gas station on the corner to get change.
2) I don't remember the wording on this one, it was a while back, but these guys reminded me of this one. I got sent to pick up a young black fella one night, fairly late from inner SE and I just happened to be around the corner so I got to him within a minute. He came running out to the car and jumped in, in a real hurry, and he was extremely happy I got there so quickly.
I remember him asking me to hurry and get going, I asked him if he had some woman's husband after him, he said it was his gf, and she was pissed. I laughed it off and got going, taking him to this big ol' nasty complex way out on N Columbia right before the Port. Where the ships are, not the airport.
On the way out there his phone rings and someone starts screeching at him loud enough I could hear her. Turns out she was in the bathroom, getting cleaned up so they could have a good time. He called a cab and left her. She was - understandably - quite upset. He finally calmed her down, told her his mom called and he had to leave, etc, he would come back tomorrow.
Then his phone rings again. Conversation was basically "Yeah baby, I'm on my way, I just left my mom's house and I'll be there in about 15. You sure you got the money to pay for the cab?" Etc.
Well, I had to ask about it. The 1st girl is his gf, but the 2nd is this girl he'd been trying to get with for awhile, she's drunk and wanting to see him so he left his gf to go see her.
I remember saying something about how you're supposed to get some from the 1st one before you go get it from the 2nd, otherwise he's gonna end up shot by some frustrated woman. Not to mention if the 1st finds out about the other. Jeez. :o)