Cabbie rolls out the welcome mat
IF you want some excitement in your day to day life then take a trip around in the life of cabbie Adam Cole.
“It's entertaining that is for sure,” Mr Cole said.
“You never know what's going to happen, everyday has a bit of everything.”
Mr Cole started his career as a taxi driver eight years ago where he now does wheelchair pick ups and also does group bookings and regular taxi pick-ups.
He is caring for his disabled passengers and has formed friendships with his regular customers who he knows to pick up each week like Wendy Sugden each Friday.
“I like my regulars...they are reliant on assistance, they enjoy getting assistance and having freedom as well,” Mr Cole said.
Mrs Sugden said Mr Cole was a lovely taxi driver and he was always helping and willing to wait for her.
By noon yesterday Mr Cole had completed 14 jobs and said it was an average day as he usually had about 30 passengers a day.
He said while he has had a lot of bad experiences they don't outweigh the good and he couldn't imagine himself doing anything else.
“I have seen so many crazy things happen, lucky I have only been in one accident in the eight years,” he said.
He said his most unusual job was moving a passenger to Brisbane where the maxi was filled from floor to roof with household items including a dog leaving just enough room for the client.
After driving a passenger to Toowoomba recently they ran off without paying their fare.
Unfortunately for them they were caught on camera.