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Cab #21

Date Taken: 08/10/07
From: Wicker Park
To: Greektown

The Cab:
Cab #21 apparently dates back to the days before their were dividers between passenger and driver. Ah, those good old days of innocence, when passengers could be counted on to not stick a shiv in a cabbie's ribs or throw up on his iPod.

But could this really be Cab #21? The 21st cab license handed out by the city? I mean, that'd be really cool, but is there a missing number or two? Maybe this is Cab #2112. How cool would that be? The Rush cab.

No such luck. The Hits & Hip-Hop of B96 should have been clue enough, but the Braille label thingie cinches it. I'm pretty sure two dots followed by one dot is American Sign Language for 21. But will it be Lucky 21?

The Driver: Slightly trendy, with slighty trendy spiky hair, slighty trendy glasses, and slightly trendy jeans.

The Driving: An aggressive but smooth freeway lane-changer. We made three lane changes to the left to maximize movement and manage time with the utmost efficiency, yet somehow made our right exit without seeming to ever change lanes back. Maybe I drifted off.

We did get to experience one of those cute little yellow emergency state tow vehicles responding to a fender bender in the Kennedy tunnel. Driver #21 tells me they have state police badges to they can make people do what they want. Why do I smell a story here?

As I exit the cab, I swear I hear a rapper say he goes deep like Michael Vick.

Overall rating: 4 extended arms

- Steve Rhodes

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There are more than 6,000 cabs in the city of Chicago. We intend to review every one of them.



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Posted on August 13, 2007


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