Battle of the Cabbies!

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I always find it interesting to see what kind of driver is driving the Black Cab I’m in. You always get some interesting characters and always with interesting stories. Some of them have something to say and some don’t, and some are good drivers and some are bad.

Then I get into this one cab who I ask to take me back to the hotel after a meeting and its 20 minutes away. This guy says sure no problem in cockney accent, I didn’t think anything about it. While he was driving he was talking to himself about the people around him, I knew this because he still left the speaker so I could hear him from the back. I thought there wasn’t much to it until somebody cut him off and he went nuts! He said “OYY!!!!” then he went after the guy which really surprised me and he got next to him and I heard some of the funniest insults in the world, for some reason I wasn’t worried I was just trying to hold in a laugh. Then he apologizes to me and tells me how every person on the road is a “wanker” hahaha! We get to the destination and I thank him for the entertianing ride.

Another Cab I took the guy seemed a little off, and when I got in the car he started by jolting me in my seat and he took off! I thought that was a nice start, then we got into some traffic and he was pushing his cab into the tightest spot. Then he got into a tongue lashing with another cabbie and it all started all over again, they were cutting each other off again and again! And everytime they passed each other they would lean on each other, there was a guy in the back of the other cab and he looked like he was having a heart attack, I was just laughing since they were doing this at such slow speeds it wouldn’t matter much. They kept far enough not to even touch each other, and there was fair use of sign language. I didn’t care since he was getting me to my destination quicker. And he would shout at a bus for blocking his way because he wants to get ahead of the guy next to him! When he got ahead he was congratulating himself, and I wanted to clap but thought it would probably be better to not do anything about it. And just sit and relax!

Usually most London Cabbies are pretty normal but every once in a while you find a crazy one! Always entertaining!

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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

11 Comments

  1. I miss theeeeeeemmmmm !!

    They always have the best advice.. and the funniest swear words.. and they’ll always apologize for being so blunt.. typical britons.. they can give you the filthiest vocab but make you forget with their instant politeness and manners..

    aaahhhhh bring a cab back with you plz :P

    and a fridge magnet to add to my collection :P I only have one from london :P (joke)

    Missing you.. enjoy London :)

  2. funny :-D

    they r entertaining u for free , good for u

  3. LOL wanker ! i love that word !

    london cabs are amazing i miss them ! theyr sooo sweeeet, i like the ones who talk theyr so funny..

    some dont talk and they seem mean but when you start talking they will never stop, i thought maybe cuz they think we dont wanna talk..

  4. jewaira

    nice photos with the post too :)

  5. the first picture is from Camden underground station,and the third may be from bayswater or notting hill :P
    but the 1st is definetly Camden :D

  6. not the first pic in the article..the first pic from the series of the 3 consecutive pics..:P

  7. DiiGMaa: yeah they are nice and assholes to everyone else! Its great! Cabs just don’t fit in Kuwait! Thanks girl!

    laialy: yup! It was hilarious!

    Nora: There are lots of interesting characteres in London!

    e-lifelike: it wasn’t for free to be exact it was for 8 pounds! hehehe

    Amo0ora: yeah I like wanker too! hehehe! Yeah I enjoy them talking too! Some don’t talk but I don’t bother them, sometimes I ask them questions about their financing!

    eshda3wa: yup! they are amusing for sure!

    ananyah: llooooll!! Exactly!

    jewaira: thanks!!

    adrian: Camden yes, and the rest are from around Covent Garden and Liester Square!

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