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April 4, 2009

April 4, 2009 – Geppetto Vs. Sling Blade (aka Dr. Moreau, aka Aqualung)

          Once a week or so there is an altercation on the radio.  This usually occurs because drivers because of a wrong, or an alleged wrong that has taken place.  Today Kirk (Sling Blade) was accused of taking a fare without calling it in as he often does.  Since the office wasn’t informed that he had a fare he was allowed to keep his spot in the cab order.  Understandably this causes tension between the drivers.  When Geppetto called him out on the radio an argument ensued.

            Julie: Cab 03
            Kirk: Cab 03
            Julie: Go t--- th--- V—n--  gro—ery store.
            Kirk:…10-9 (repeat)
            Julie: Go to the V---s gro---c—y st—e!!!
            Kirk: Vons, 10 – 4.  That queer Polack is playing with the radio again.
             Julie: Stop it!
            Geppetto:  He already took a ride.
            Kirk: No, you’re just seeing things again.
            Geppetto: No, you just took a ride, give it to another driver.
            Kirk: No, I don’t play those games like you.           
            Unknown Driver: Who’s the queer? (Mocking Kirk)
            Julie: Stop it!!!
            Kirk: Why don’t you meet me in the alley.  Bring a crowbar.
            Geppetto: Oh yeah, what are you going to try to do with me back there.
            Kirk: Come and see.
            Geppetto:  Why don’t you come and meet me on the street?
            Kirk: Oh what a coward.

            This is strange on a few levels.  It’s entirely possibly that Geppetto just imagined seeing Kirk take a ride earlier.  His senses aren’t all that sharp anymore.  Although, given Kirks history, it is likely that he did pick up a passenger earlier and not call it in. 

            First, it isn’t considered a problem for Kirk to be dishonest at work, the problem occurs when someone speaks up about it.   Secondly, this informal street justice doesn’t seem to be frowned upon, especially if it is discussed off of the air.  And lastly, it doesn’t seem to be a problem that we have sociopaths that work for the company and berating the passengers.   
            I believe Kirk has starting writing his Memoirs recently -

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