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Guest Column: Nick the Cabbie – “Convention People”

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Posted April 7th, 2009 by Nick the Cabbie - 2 comments

It’s a little after nine o’clock in the morning and for the past forty-five minutes I’ve been driving back and forth from the MGM Signature towers to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center as fast as the passengers and the traffic will allow. It’s not the most desirable fare, but today I happen to be restricted. (Restricted cabs are prohibited from picking up rides Downtown, on the Strip, or at McCarran International Airport.)

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Guest Column: Nick the Cabbie – “Terminated: The Bernie Lomax Chronicles”

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Posted March 25th, 2009 by Nick the Cabbie -

There’s a girl throwing up on the floor in the back of my taxi, but the guy with her assures me that it’s no big deal because she doesn’t have anything else left in her stomach. “It’s just a little water,” he tells me. I’ve never kicked a person out of my cab and I’ve never made a customer clean up their own vomit, but I’m pretty sure that if he’s wrong I will unfortunately only be able to choose one of these options.

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Guest Column: Nick the Cabbie – “Another Taxi Moment”

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Posted December 10th, 2008 by Nick the Cabbie - 2 comments

There’s some guy waving frantically at all the cabs driving in front of the Gold Coast. It must be some sort of emergency. Despite the urgency of his flailing, I’m almost past him by the time I notice and I have no doubt that one of the other cabs will pick him up before I can turn around. The light takes forever and when he comes back into view I start to think that maybe there is some reason that none of the other drivers want to pick him up. I raise my heightened alert status even further when he does some kind of crazy taxi victory dance

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Guest Column: Bree the Bartender – “Play Day”

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Posted November 28th, 2008 by Bree the Bartender -

Artisan Hotel - Deluxe RoomMany important people come to visit The Artisan Hotel just to feel that euphoric-yet-naughty sensation they once felt in the past. Recently during a very, very busy day shift, I spotted an impressive looking female in her late thirties waiting for my approach at the hotel bar to serve her. [Editor's Note: Bree, our newest guest writer, is a bartender at The Artisan Hotel.] There was no one else in the bar except her when I ran in from the madhouse of guests in the dining room and lobby. I found out she was one of the top managers for one of the main hotels in the city, but I will not say her name nor her hotel, for she may be either quite embarrassed (or proud) of the story.

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