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    • Pheasants and Peasants
    • Pheasants and Peasants

      "Is it always this busy in Burlington?" the woman inquired from the backseat of my taxi. It was Saturday night of the Mardi Gras weekend.…
    • Ink Your Hackie
    • Ink Your Hackie

      "Hey, it's Lance," the caller announced. "How long for a ride to the bar?" Lance has been a customer long enough that he needn't specify…
    • Roger That
    • Roger That

      "Hey, Jernigan — could you pick me up in Winooski and take me to my girlfriend's condo in Essex? I'm at McKee's." "Roger, Roger," I…
    • Love and Hate
    • Love and Hate

      On a busy Saturday night, an attractive couple hailed me from the front of "Nectar's Lounge and Restaurant," as the bar's rotating sign announces in…
    • The Big Not-So-Easy
    • The Big Not-So-Easy

      "Well, this might be forward of me," I said to my customer, Brenda White, who was sitting beside me and enjoying the ride, "but your…
    • The String Cheese Bandit
    • The String Cheese Bandit

      November is the doldrums for us local cabbies. It's the sluggish interregnum between the bustle of October's foliage tourism and the holiday party season that…
    • Wendy's Roots
    • Wendy's Roots

      I was about 10 minutes early as I searched for my customer's address on Barre Street in Montpelier. I could have engaged the GPS on…
    • Three Birthday Gifts
    • Three Birthday Gifts

      As her mom strapped her into the backseat, the little girl asked a question that carried the charming seriousness specific to a person with about…
    • The Streets of Johnson
    • The Streets of Johnson

      "Can you take me to the Essex Resort or Spa, I think it's called?" The woman at the curb asking the question was maybe 30,…
    • Prom Date
    • Prom Date

      You seem to be at peace with the family drama. I mean, every family's got its drama, right? "Vermont is so lush. I'm from Texas,…

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