-Warning lights illuminated on the dashboard.
-Two-way radio volume cranked to 11.
-Credit card machine that “just” failed.
-Suspension transplanted from a Paris-Dakar Rally racer.
-Complimentary second-hand smoke from the last trip.
-Trunk full of junk.
-Dispatcher advising that the taxi will get there when it gets there.
This is hardly a comprehensive list, just a few things that I vividly remember experiencing with regularity before Uber and Lyft dramatically improved my life.
If a taxi marketing expert thinks that vetting by the FBI is what will save them, all I can say is Godspeed.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.