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(CBS Sacramento)   No longer will your cabbie be allowed to smell like a man eating Gorgonzola cheese while getting a permanent inside the septic tank of a slaughterhouse   (sacramento.cbslocal.com) divider line 43
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2014-03-19 01:25:46 PM
The way I look at it is, if you ever find yourself in a taxi...in Sacramento, you get what you deserve.
 
2014-03-19 01:51:22 PM
I always thought that the finish was more of a "limburger-scented used toilet paper".
 
2014-03-19 02:23:18 PM
"New proposed rules for cab drivers in Sacramento are causing some cabbies to think they're being taken for a ride."

Die.  Just die.
 
2014-03-19 02:24:08 PM
The attire and stink parts of the proposal are crap, the others I can get behind.

If a cabbie wants to wear jeans and have a personality - great, more power to him.

If they smell like the back of a ball sack and mothballs - find another cab. If they lose business due to stink then they will figure this hygiene thing out themselves
 
2014-03-19 02:24:18 PM

PainInTheASP: I always thought that the finish was more of a "limburger-scented used toilet paper".



Do I detect a note of "wet dog on a tire fire"?
 
2014-03-19 02:24:33 PM
And now.... A new edition of Cash *BLARRGHH!!* Cab!

/keep the money..just let me out...
 
2014-03-19 02:26:18 PM
"We are no longer to smell like the armpit of a camel that has crossed the sacred sands of the Arabian peninsula seventeen times without rest? This is outrageous bigotry against my people! For centuries, my family has cultivated this dung-like yet unlike dung aroma."
 
2014-03-19 02:26:21 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-03-19 02:26:42 PM

Zeeba Neighba: And now.... A new edition of Cash *BLARRGHH!!* Cab!

/keep the money..just let me out...


True story: that's as fake as the Price is Right.
 
2014-03-19 02:26:46 PM
www.lobshots.com
 
2014-03-19 02:27:21 PM
FTA: One city official says a cabbie didn't know how to take her five blocks from City Hall to the Capitol.

No, I'm pretty sure the cabbie knew where he was going.  He was hoping he could take you for a ride, both figuratively and literally.
 
msP
2014-03-19 02:30:17 PM
FTA: The proposal also calls for drivers to take a cabbie quiz testing their command of the English language

In London all the cabbies are required to pass a test showing they know the fastest and/or cheapest way to get someone somewhere. Making the cabbies speak English doesn't seem like a huge requirement to me.
 
2014-03-19 02:32:28 PM

msP: FTA: The proposal also calls for drivers to take a cabbie quiz testing their command of the English language

In London all the cabbies are required to pass a test showing they know the fastest and/or cheapest way to get someone somewhere. Making the cabbies speak English doesn't seem like a huge requirement to me.


The Knowledge
 
2014-03-19 02:33:16 PM
"I don't know if that smell is you,your car, something you are or something you are about to eat, but good God man, you're in the service industry!"
 
2014-03-19 02:34:37 PM

Absurdity: "I don't know if that smell is you,your car, something you are or something you are about to eat, but good God man, you're in the service industry!"


Ate, damnit
 
2014-03-19 02:34:49 PM
If the cab smells like Febreze don't get in. You have no idea what your sitting on.
 
2014-03-19 02:35:11 PM
I happen to like Gorganzola, subby.

/cheddar is for pansies
 
2014-03-19 02:36:49 PM

PainInTheASP: I always thought that the finish was more of a "limburger-scented used toilet paper".


I dunno, a home-permanent in the septic tank of a slaughter house just might beat that out.  Ever smelled either?
 
2014-03-19 02:44:09 PM

BabyOtter: PainInTheASP: I always thought that the finish was more of a "limburger-scented used toilet paper".


Do I detect a note of "wet dog on a tire fire"?


Somehow, I doubt Ahmid Mahmoud's cab smells like a wet dog.


Oh, "on a tire fire."
Nevermind, then.
 
2014-03-19 02:44:39 PM
Wake me when this applies to bus passengers.

Seriously, public transportation is rancid.
 
2014-03-19 02:48:16 PM
Yup. Sacramento cabbies STINK. I don't know if it's a universal cab driver thing, as Sacramento is the only place I've ever been in a taxi, but my few times there were consistently gag-inducing. The BO of these men was like that episode of Seinfeld. I feel sorry for the poor swarthy fellows, having to sit and sweat all day in the dingy, poorly upholstered, often A/C-less tin cans they drive, but jesus, they would do well to invest in some Right Guard and lay off the garlic sauce. That pine tree air freshener that you hung up in 1998 ain't cuttin' it anymore, buddy. Neither is the empty bottle of Dollar Store-brand Febreeze that you ritualistically pump after each fare.
 
2014-03-19 02:57:22 PM
One of my uncles, a Panamanian, said that he once climbed into a cab on a tour of Israel and Jordan with my aunt, when he noticed the most foul smell coming from the cabbie.  He muttered under his breath to her, "Dios mio, este hombre huele como el culo de la puta vieja!" ("This guy smells like an old whore's asshole!")  The cabbie slammed the brakes and turned around, and in perfect Castilian spanish, said "Excuse me!!! You talking about me?!?!"  My uncle had to think quick.  He leaned forward and said "No, no, señor....not you. You see that guy over there? He smelled like an old whore's asshole!"  The cabbie said "Oh, well yeah....these Arabs are some dirty motherf*ckers."
 
2014-03-19 03:00:52 PM
Will the city be hiring Perspiration Obersturmbannführers to enforce these new regulations? I can't think of a better use of tax dollars.
 
2014-03-19 03:03:51 PM
So from now on they'll just smell like a rotting horse carcass that's been embalmed with 7 gallons of cheap aftershave, like the Persians that drive around here?
 
2014-03-19 03:13:55 PM
There are some things that can defeat even this.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-19 03:20:37 PM

p the boiler: The attire and stink parts of the proposal are crap, the others I can get behind.

If a cabbie wants to wear jeans and have a personality - great, more power to him.

If they smell like the back of a ball sack and mothballs - find another cab. If they lose business due to stink then they will figure this hygiene thing out themselves


I would be perfectly fine requiring EVERYONE to shower at least every other day, more if it is hot out. Somehow my nose got even more sensitive after working at home alone for a couple of years. People stink. This includes coffee breath, rank toiletries, fabric softener/detergent, perfume/cologne, and of course BO.

/not exempt
//but I do everything possible to stop it
 
2014-03-19 03:25:55 PM
Can they still smell like 10 Jamaicans slap-boxing in a elevator?
 
2014-03-19 04:01:07 PM
Taking a cab in Vegas,m that used to be an adventure. I tremember riding through residential neighborhoods, on my way from the airport. Cabbie said it was normal. Oh, OK, no.
 There's been s couple times I've walked to/from the airport on gambling trips there, a lot more direct, and the walking was just about as fast too.
 
2014-03-19 04:06:16 PM
Just curious, how is it that they're all legally working here?

/am serious
 
2014-03-19 04:06:19 PM
I'm OK with a cabbie's perm.  Depends on the style.
www.oddfilms.com
/be very careful how you type "cabbie's perm"
 
2014-03-19 04:44:55 PM
If you make this apply to cabbies it also needs to be applied to the app based unlicensed cabbie services/gypsy cabs(or just enforce the laws on the books for punishing unlicensed cabbies).  .
 
2014-03-19 04:52:16 PM

Ex-Texan: Taking a cab in Vegas,m that used to be an adventure. I tremember riding through residential neighborhoods, on my way from the airport. Cabbie said it was normal. Oh, OK, no.
 There's been s couple times I've walked to/from the airport on gambling trips there, a lot more direct, and the walking was just about as fast too.


Vegas got the airport right - all cities should have you land right where you want to be - I'm looking at you Denver
 
2014-03-19 04:52:59 PM

ftfa

"I want them to be the ambassadors, and be the representatives for our city," said Dafna Gauthier

Then YOU open a cap company and set a dress code. Till then c*nt, shut your farking pie hole.
 
2014-03-19 05:18:33 PM
There was a time long ago when Dennis Miller was mildly amusing. Thanks for the walk down memory lane subby.
 
2014-03-19 05:42:58 PM
How about instead of writing a new law they just put a big "HELP WANTED" sign out advertising for a professional, clean cab company that takes hygiene seriously to set up shop. Seems that would be much more effective at improving the situation there


In London they have stiff requirements for cabbies because they want to stifle competition. A guy with a GPS would be just as good
 
2014-03-19 05:47:00 PM
I once attempted to get into a cab in NYC -- the stench was so overpowering I literally staggered backwards to get away from it. If I had to describe it, I would liken it to a heap of urine-soaked clothing marinated in more urine, then baked inside a pig's rectum, stuffed into a camel's rectum, urinated on some more, set on fire, then served on a bed of dog shiat.
 
2014-03-19 05:56:01 PM
Last cab ride I took was around 1984, unlicensed car jamming 5 inside headed from Fort Lesley McNair to Reagan National .. with an Iranian national behind the wheel of a Chevy Caprice with (apparently) dead shocks, sagging leaf springs and worn tires. Careening out to the passenger drop off I could hear two business men crammed into the back seat imploring God and the one woman keening like it was a Korean funeral.

Have not gotten in a cab since. And won't ..

/ride was only $10, though
 
2014-03-19 05:56:08 PM

humanconditioner: There was a time long ago when Dennis Miller was mildly amusing. Thanks for the walk down memory lane subby.

I was hoping someone would catch that.

carrion_luggage: I once attempted to get into a cab in NYC -- the stench was so overpowering I literally staggered backwards to get away from it. If I had to describe it, I would liken it to a heap of urine-soaked clothing marinated in more urine, then baked inside a pig's rectum, stuffed into a camel's rectum, urinated on some more, set on fire, then served on a bed of dog shiat.


Wow, he must have been using the crown air freshener that day.  www.prillycharmin.com
 
2014-03-19 06:30:08 PM

Badgers: So from now on they'll just smell like a rotting horse carcass that's been embalmed with 7 gallons of cheap aftershave, like the Persians that drive around here?


You live in Valley, bro?
 
2014-03-19 06:56:18 PM
What's this about a man-eating Gorgonzola cheese? I wasn't paying attention.
 
Oak
2014-03-19 11:16:46 PM
Couldn't you have worked a paper mill in there somewhere?
 
2014-03-20 12:12:03 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Last cab ride I took was around 1984, unlicensed car jamming 5 inside headed from Fort Lesley McNair to Reagan National .. with an Iranian national behind the wheel of a Chevy Caprice with (apparently) dead shocks, sagging leaf springs and worn tires. Careening out to the passenger drop off I could hear two business men crammed into the back seat imploring God and the one woman keening like it was a Korean funeral.

Have not gotten in a cab since. And won't ..

/ride was only $10, though


What I just learned is that the cabs that line up outside Fort Jackson for the weekend pass people... are outstanding.

/only cab I've ever been in
 
2014-03-20 05:53:56 AM
I take cabs all the time. Drivers are usually 'brown' guys, I usually make a little small talk and give a buck or two tip and say thanks.

Never have a problem, nor with smell.

*shrugs* Toronto is lucky I guess.
 
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