Monday, September 6, 2010

Cab repair

the past 2 days we were in New York!! we were thinking of it on monday, we dismissed the idea on tuesday (no hotel available), we booked a cheap room/w free parking in jersey city on wednesday (close to where i used to live for 3 months, 6 yrs ago already). left at 7 on saturday, and drove to NY!! it all went smooth, until we were in front of the Holland tunnel (our shabby hotel was right at the other side). soooo much traffic!! when we finally lined up, a cab behind us was trying to go right through us, and tim even asked him to be a little more patient. few seconds later, the guy just drove against the back of ours!! idiot!! nice start.... although traffic was really crazy, we freaked out the cab driver by calling 911 (but the idiot just bumped into the car!!), and refused to move any further. he then threw some money into tim's lap (20 dollars) and asked him to please please cancel the cops, as he could loose his license, and his customers (they just got out and were about to leave). yes, blah! then luckily we saw that in fact our car was not damaged at all (except a bit of yellow paint from his cab on the bumper, easily removable). his front however... pfew, we were lucky!! we then decided to leave it and just drive on, as we were on the most awful spot to be standing still.
later that day we passed the 24 hour (!!) garage where they refurbish cabs... it was a beautiful scene; but i was too shy to take a picture... :( sooo stupid! i was annoyed about that the rest of the day. the next day we went there again, and then i did take some pics (see above), but it wasnt as nice as the day before..... :( and in fact they didnt mind at all! even, they said that now they probably will be celebrities very soon...

2 comments:

Sylvia said...

hey that is why everybody drives pick ups:)

CaT said...

haha! misschien...
i do think driving-style in the us is far more aggressive/careless than in netherlands. but well, what do i know. i never drove in either country. fact is tim was already hit 2 times... and both times were extremely stupid and totally unneccessary.