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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 12, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
Merry Christmas everyone !

The greatest gift is life. Life's not free though, you can't just go and take one...

SO TAKE A CAB if you're drinking while FA-LA-LA-ing at your friend's house.

It's the best 20 or 40 bucks you could ever spend and has far reaching health benefits for everyone !

HO HO HO ! ! !
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
Right on...

If you're drinking Cab, take a cab!

Eric
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
It's the best 20 or 40 bucks you could ever spend and has far reaching health benefits for everyone !

Damn right. 20 or 40 is a damn sight cheaper than $10,000 plus jail and a lifetime of guilt.

But Locker doesn't want us taking a cab here in electron world, so we shouldn't be talking about it. It's only ok to do this stuff in the REAL WORLD!!!

(Tongue firmly in cheek)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Heh. I thought of the Locker thing, didn't want to expand that into a three thread affair though. Now all we need is a Christian throwing sucker punches....
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Taking a cab home might now always be the safest option, my friend mike was taking a cab home to emerald in whistler and the cabby missed a turn and sent the car off the road crashing half way through the ice on top of green lake.

Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Dec 12, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
I'd take that over a DUI anytime...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
What's yer wife gonna say when you bring a cab home?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 12, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
I did that for the first time last year. Pretty drunk, know there are roadblocks, so yeah, I took a cab. Pretty cool really -- just get waved through the roadblocks. But the next morning when I saw the cab in my garage, I realized that I had no idea where I'd found it, nor how to return it.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
There is an app for that;
Taxi magic

https://taximagic.com/en_US
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
i get calls for CABS now and then,,,TAXIDERMIST and TAXI are two separate and virtually unrelated things!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Only "virtually"?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
Some cabbies do look and act like Jackalopes, Ron !
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 12, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
I think they're pretty different. As far as I know, taxidermists don't try to kill me on a daily basis.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Maybe they're just inept executioners.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
And how am I gonna get my sofa in a cab?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
one New years, i had a drunk gal call me tell me to come get her. I tried repeatedly to explain that i wasnt a taxi service..She refused, so i said,, "Ok ill be right there"... Hung up and that was the last of that lol!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
Additionally, many of us live in places where cabs don't exist. I'd have to be in a town thirty minutes away to have the luxury of calling a cab.

Plan ahead, designate a driver or make arrangements to stay where you imbibe.

My employers wife was hit by a drunk driver last Friday evening. She'll be ok, but the drunk driver died with her two and six year old children in the car. The kids were unharmed physically, but will undoubtedly suffer the mental trauma for the rest of their lives.

Stay safe all.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:08pm PT


Every time!!!...

;-)

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
I've found crawling home to be cost effective but kinda slow.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 12, 2012 - 06:11pm PT


"Now all we need is a Christian throwing sucker punches...."...


They're too busy drinking, driving and listening to PAT BOONE...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:17pm PT



Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada

Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
I've found crawling home to be cost effective but kinda slow.

Unless you live somewhere like whistler.... People die trying that one here...

Luke i didn't know that's what happened to klank! Hard core!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
thanks Jim, a worthy topic for sure.

i used to do some gypsy cab operating for sure, drive around Whistler on NY eve & pick up hammered ppl in my truck at the cab loop & at the bus stops & give em a ride wherever for $10, $15 or 20 a head depending. Bus service used to be suspended there from 9-1am on NY for some reason. It was awesome, pick up whoever u want- Make up an arbitrary price based on how your feeling, one year I even bought 10 cases of beer & sold them for $50 each after NY. Another time some ppl paid me $300 for a ride to Squamish at the end of the night, I was already on my way there so it worked out great. It was a fun way to spend NY, if I dropped someone at a party & it looked fun I'd just go in, say hi to some ppl, maybe check out the fridge, then hit the road again when I'd hear someone talking about leaving. Easiest & funnest $1000 I ever made. I lost my best friend to booze & cars when I was younger so it felt good to be doing something positive & making some some $, I think he would have liked that.

Unfortunately the transit system only pulled this move for a few years, u could still do it but I don't think it would be as lucrative as during those years.


It is always sad to lose a friend in the mountains or doing something they loved, but a loss caused by booze & driving seems like such a waste & something so avoidable.




Edit- Luke crazy story! Lots of cab drivers really do suck at driving so u may have a point:-)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:00am PT
Every time!!!...

Yaaay, Locker made it!
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