It’s been a while since my last blog. Guess that’s partially why timing is the subject of this one.
When you know you want to go somewhere, it USUALLY isn’t an emergency. You can think about what you need to take, how long of a trip it will be, how long you will stay and how you will get there. Sometimes that planning lets you know that you really don’t want to worry about driving while tired, intoxicated, etc. That’s where a good, reliable (did I mention ABLE) taxi service can come into the discussion.
One of the more important aspects of travel, if you actually have a schedule you want to adhere to, is “When do I have to leave in order to get there on time?” In many families this departure time is further modified by adding extra time to herd kids, relatives and pets together prior to vehicle loading.
Planning a trip while sober is relatively easy. Introduce alcohol and “poof” you have instant confusion. Add a drunk friend and, well… yeah.
I firmly believe that when someone becomes impaired by alcohol, the first thing to go is judgement. The next thing is probably the sense of time. I can’t count the number of times someone will get into the cab for a ride home or to a friend’s place, we drive 5 blocks and they declare they have been in the cab for 30 minutes and “we should be there by now”. 5 more blocks brings “I’ve been in this cab for 15 minutes and we should be there by now”. In some of these cases, 5 more blocks brings snoring… if the driver is lucky. If not, these passengers tend to be the loudest, more boisterous of the bunch. At least they haven’t gotten too violent.
Not sure why I shared that other than to let you know that the life of a bar time taxi driver isn’t all cookies and cream.
Plan ahead. You know before you leave for the bar when bar close is. If you are the non bar-hopping type and know you will be staying in one place for the night, why not call ahead and try to reserve a ride at a specific time so you know you won’t have to compete as badly as others for your ride home? I say “try” only because many cab companies won’t take bar time reservations because their drivers like to “fish” rather than have to travel to a location and be limited to one fare. Which, quite honestly, can turn into a no-show because, as I mentioned earlier the first thing to go is the passenger’s judgement.
That being said, your best bet is to call and schedule a taxi pickup from a reliable taxi company like Able Taxi and Tours LLC. We always communicate with you so you know what the status of your ride is.
We look forward to serving your transportation needs, whether it is to go to the bar, the grocery store or a day trip to Wisconsin Dells with your family.
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