Blake Snow

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You Don’t Want a “Cab” in NYC

NOTE: This post comes from the most non-New Yorker you’ll find. After Lindsey and I picked up our bags at JFK airport in New York late Wednesday, we headed for the street to catch a taxi to our hotel. A nice looking man in a suit approached us and asked if we were looking for a cab. “Yeah,” I replied, to which we were directed to a very nice Lexus. “How much is the fair?” I asked. He said it would be “$55 plus toll and tip.” I was tired. I knew that was way too much money and that I should be getting into one of those yellow “cabs,” but we went. Sure it was a nice ride. Fast, clean, with leather seats. But I could have saved about $35 bones going with the stinky yellow ones.

So, the next time you’re in New York, and someone asks if you need a “cab,” make sure it’s the yellow kind.