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Excellent Houston Taxi Cab

Here is a picture I took a few days ago in Houston of an excellent taxi cab.

I don’t know what kind of car that is and I’ll never own a convertable, but that is a fine taxi.

A great book I bought a few weeks ago is Car–A Definitive History of the Automobile by DK Publishing.

Here is a history of taxi cab service in the United States compiled by PBS.

From this history—

“By the end of the 19th century, automobiles began to appear on city streets throughout the country. It was not long before a number of these cars were hiring themselves out in competition with horse-drawn carriages. Although these electric-powered cabs were slightly impractical (with batteries weighing upwards of eight hundred pounds), by 1899 there were nearly one hundred of them on New York’s streets.”

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

July 16, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Cabbie–Take Me To White Castle

I took this picture two weeks ago while waiting in drive-up line at a Cincinnati White Castle at 1:50 AM on a Friday night.

The people in front of me wanted to go to White Castle so badly, that they directed the cab they were riding to stop at the White Castle as they were being driven to wherever it was they were going.

It is possible that they may have been drunk.

January 24, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Tip Time-And-A-Half On New Year’s Day As A Measure Of Fairness


It’s a simple idea—People working for you on a holiday merit the same time-and-a-half wages you would expect to be paid on a holiday.

If you eat out on New Year’s Day, or order a drink from a bartender, or take a ride in a taxi—Tip that person time-and-a-half.  That’s the going rate for work on a holiday.

The above photo is of a Chinese New Year’s celebration. Chinese New Year is on February 7 in 2008. It will be the Year of the Rat.

Tip well on that day also. Tip well on all days as a measure of respect for the work that others do and because you are also a working person.  

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Tip Your Waiter Time-And-A-Half On Holidays | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments