Erdem swerves wildly through traffic as he speaks.
“You wouldn’t believe some of the stories - you guys would think I was crazy.”
“Like what? What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened in your cab.”
“Well Newt Gingrich has sitted where you are sitting now howaboutthat?”
“That’s pretty cool. But it’s not crazy. I mean, we are in DC.”
“Hokay, you want crazy. I pick dis guy up outside a club. He has a girl with him and they obviously going to you know what. He says I need to get this girl to a hotel room quick but I don’t have the money for it - how much to use your cab? I say you mean use my cab for f**k? He say yeah man how much? I say how much the hotel? He say 200. I say OK let’s do 100. He says deal and gives me the cash. So I drive them quiet spot by the river near bridge - they not really waiting for me to get out of cab. I go up the hill, look out at river, have some smokes, take a nap and go back one hour after. Both of them gone, so I close up my shift early and go home.”
He must have seen us squirming uncomfortably on the back seat.
“But that was way back - when I had the other cab - the hatchback.”