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‘Left Ear Driver’ – Intro

‘Left Ear Driver’ – Intro

+75      Left Ear Driver is a character best described as a calm natured individual with a hint of rascal, who potters around in his private hire taxi, collecting money to keep his head above water and pay for his daytime studies, of science then media. Cave Wall Media introduces a 'Left Ear Driver' category with a collection of his stories of personal experiences, random adventures, social mishaps, fun and other contemplations…   Range of musings comprise: * Contemplations … Read entire article »

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Good Flavoured Customers… Two little girls with a shine for the driver… and Boozed-up Tommy

Good Flavoured Customers… Two little girls with a shine for the driver… and Boozed-up Tommy

+132    “Do you get many idiots, driver?” “Not really… I just get a lot of people, in a fairly… wide range of flavours.” That’s my usual, somewhat self amusing, quietly spoken spiel. The truth is, that the amount of good flavours far outnumber the amount of idiot flavours. Here are a couple of examples of good flavours to show the sort of wide range of, ok customers.     Two little girls, with a shine for the driver Both girls hopped along the … Read entire article »

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Violent public conduct… part one.

Violent public conduct… part one.

+175    ' Wham ! "….  I had lifted my arm and it shuddered as it took the full impact of the incoming punch that was aimed at my face. Ow, that hurt, I recall thinking, being somewhat annoyed I had missed-timed what should have been more of a deflection. . The deflection does not attempt to stop the impact (hurt), but make more an intercept with the incoming punch at near the angle of its direction, then apply strength … Read entire article »

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Surviving 5 minutes of toxic babble.

Surviving 5 minutes of toxic babble.

+155    He settled himself into the front seat for the short five minute journey. His mind was busy, busy, busy and the contents of it flowed freely out into the world, courtesy of there being no re-process department…. and no working on/off valves…. between it…. and his gob. . . "f…ing foreigners…. f…ing kids are 'tarded…. those 'tarded ones…." He continued spewing and it swiftly became clear that he wasn't talking about an actual situation, he just had … Read entire article »

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The owl, the badger, and the bimbling McFlurry tub.

The owl, the badger, and the bimbling McFlurry tub.

+261    A country lane at night-time is a wildlife ‘drive-through’. Most have cleared off or gone into hiding, but every now and again, a meeting occurs. . . . The car was halted because of an owl on the ground, dead center of the lane, stood with its back to us. Lit in full beams, it casually turned to check out the source of disturbance, us, then just smoothly un-twisted its neck (how can they do that?) and resumed its … Read entire article »

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Rumbling the parasitic freak

Rumbling the parasitic freak

+139    As soon as safe, she erupted into shakes and bouts of little shallow huff n gulp breathing. She didn't have a lot of tears, but the few that blurred her eyes, came from the soul. . It had taken me a minute or so to rumble the freakiness of the situation. His intention was clearly to connect with her, then lay down an influence to sustain the connection, and calmly push forward his own self-centred agenda. It … Read entire article »

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Go wait in the loading bay, you old people.

Go wait in the loading bay, you old people.

+142    On two occasions I have witnessed an established good practice that is considerate to the more elderly shoppers in the city, turn to a sad affair. Once when a traffic warden decided it was a good idea for the lady to shuffle back into the shop, through the shop, and wait in the loading bay, where I could then go collect her…. we were already at the car. The second was arriving on another day and … Read entire article »

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Shuffle Buddy Shoppers

Shuffle Buddy Shoppers

+148    Enter the doors and 5 ladies attach themselves to your arm. One name is announced and 4 concede graciously with a measured expression of consideration… “I’m shhure oursh will be along presently”. A reassurance that they have not been forgotten, along with a compliment for their patience, grace and beauty usually teases out an amicable atmosphere as the shopping bags of the named customer are being gathered up into the spare arm. Once the … Read entire article »

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Very brief intro to the base costs of working as a private hire driver

Very brief intro to the base costs of working as a private hire driver

+86    Work when you want / need / can. Just login and logout via the computer in your car, to the mobile job allocation system, anytime, any day, for as long or as little time as you decide.   With the open-shift arrangement you get flexible access to the constant operating, 24/7 running, taxi system, with the company you have signed up with. Then… When you have the money, cash-flow, to pay overheads and personal needs…. go … Read entire article »

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