The above photos courtesy of Danny Ponomar at

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Some Weekend Randoms...

I can definitely make an ass out of myself sometimes with a random comment...

I picked up a few nice looking women earlier in the week and they were all gung ho about going to XXXXXX nightclub for the XXXXXX Playboys (?) male stripper night. I have seen a couple of the European Video's of the male stripper party thing and regrettably asked these young ladies if it was the type of thing where the guys walk around the crowd and dance while letting the women play with them while applying whipped cream to be licked off, and offering "towel service" for the very willing.

Yeah they did not even acknowledge my comment and I do not blame them and I felt embarrassed. I mean I was basically asking if these girls were going to slurp some whipped cream off some strippers at the club, which in some countries is not considered "taboo" conversation, yeah that's a poor defence.

Next time I will reserve my comment.


I wish I could have been more involved with the bar rush last week but I had to take some patrons from the XXXXXX on a lengthy crack run. I have had these customers before and they were alright I guess (when I say alright I mean there were no problems). A grey truck with the licence plate XXXXXX delivered $140 worth of "rock" to my customers and I never would have guessed that this guy was a crack dealer, I mean he looked like a regular guy and was driving a nice truck with a broom and other tools hanging prominently from the box of the truck.


I picked up a couple a younger guys earlier in the evening and they told me that if I saw them later and they were not with some women that I should call them "complete fucking idiots".

I randomly picked them up later in the evening, with two women, from XXXXXX and they recognized me. I recognized them also and mentioned "I guess I can't call you an idiot, can I?". They seemed confused by my comment but soon realized what I was talking about (them picking up some girls from the bar) and soon after it was high fives all around. I am sure the two women were thinking "what the fuck was that all about".


Ahh I've said enough for tonight.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

300th Post. Conversation/Interview With a Lethbridge Prostitute.

I was trolling around downtown looking to interview a hooker and even asked a cab driver and a couple of police officers if they had seen any around. I was about to call it quits when this woman sort of waved me down.

I did pay this woman for her time and she did not disappoint with her very candid stories about the profession and working in Lethbridge. I had never seen this woman before tonight and did not know what to expect and stumbled when asking a couple of questions.

"You know ahh, it is what it is. It's life, what ever doesn't kill us makes us stronger and you gotta survive and that's what I do. Any given day of the week I can go out and know that I am going to eat today because there is going to be one pervert rolling the streets".

While splicing these videos because of the size I missed about 20 seconds where she says that she placed an ad on craigslist.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Canada's Prostitution Laws Set to Change.

I would not consider this as factual information whatsoever, it is just my understanding of the current events.

As you may well know it is not actually illegal (and never has been) to pay for sex in Canada but it is illegal to communicate for the purpose of prostitution. Brothel and bawdy houses are also illegal as is procuring.

In September a Superior Court Judge ruled that these laws are unconstitutional and place prostitutes in danger by the nature of these laws (or something like that). An appeal was launched and a stay of the order was granted until this Saturday when a judge will decide whether or not to extend the stay of appeal or not. If the stay of appeal is not extended these laws will no longer be enforceable (even though the appeals process is still ongoing).

What does this mean?

Lethbridge prostitutes and johns will be able to openly communicate for the purpose of prostitution. Basically a hooker can solicit any man on the street and offer and barter for a price for sex. The same thing goes for a john. A john will be able to essentially walk up to any woman in Lethbridge and offer to pay for sexual services without facing any legal repercussions.

Also brothels may start to pop up as legitimate business entities. XXXXXX and XXXXXX will no longer have to hide behind closed doors and could in effect advertise their services. They could place a sign outside of their business saying "Sex Here ... 150 for half an hour and 200 for a full hour."

The procuring law is also set to be lifted this Saturday which means that pimps no longer have to hide in the shadows and can basically walk up to anyone on the street and say "hey I have this girl if you want to fuck her its $80."

Imagine you are at your child's soccer game on a Saturday afternoon eating some ice cream and some hooker starts walking through the crowd of families asking if anyone wants a blow job for $40 and that she operates a legitimate business around the corner that accepts Visa/MasterCard and Interact. This will become no different than walking through the crowd offering cookies for sale.

I look forward to the court's decision regarding this matter because it has far reaching implications across the country and at home here in Lethbridge. Maybe I should be the first to set up shop downtown and start pimping out some hookers for a nice tidy profit. I could offer 2 for 1 Tuesdays (two girls for one price), STD free girls on Sundays, etc. I can easily see demand for at least two or three of these whorehouses downtown and I believe that it is just a matter of time. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Nov. 27/2010: After further review of the potential changes I realized that this would only apply in Ontario and was mistaken that it would be applied nationwide (I am obviously not a lawyer). But if the law is repealed in Ontario I would imagine it would be just a matter of time for other provinces to face the same legal challenges and follow suit of Ontario's ruling.

Big Win - Four Lethbridge Iron Workers Split 16.7 Million Dollar 6/49 Top Prize

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Trip From Hell - XXXXXX - Unedited

Well it was not exactly a trip from hell but one I would have rather not taken.

I flagged this guy last night from the XXXXXX and he throws me $50 and tells me to go for a drive. He was from out of town and just wanted a cruise. Hell yeah why not. He was drunk as fuck and I drove him down Mayor Magrath and was answering his questions about the city.

He decided he wanted to go back downtown so I drove down Scenic Drive and dropped him off at a newer sports bar downtown.

While giving this guy some change back a staff member from the bar came out and asked me if I would take his patron home. I agreed and should have known better because I know when a staff member escorts someone out to me like that it is usually more trouble then it is worth, which it definitely turned out to be.

So I was sitting outside of the bar with this middle aged guy and I asked him where he wanted to go. He was fumbling around with his phone and never answered my question, I was offering suggestion for other bars hoping it would be a short and convenient trip.

He did not know where he wanted to go and eventually settled on a town called XXXXXX. I agreed to take him there at a fixed rate and drove him to a bank machine because he had no cash.

I drove through the drive through ATM backwards to accommodate this guy and he was seriously fucked up. I felt like I was teaching him how to use a bank machine for the first time. I made comments like "you are putting your card in the wrong way, turn it around", "don't press $40, press $60", "dude you just canceled the transaction", "press the button to the right of "yes" it is not a touchscreen", "press ok", "get your bank card back, it is right there, no it is lower, to the right".

Yeah 10-15 minutes at the ATM with step by step instructions from me which lead to two failures to get cash and the bank machine went down temporarily, I suspect the machine even realized something was wrong with this guy.

So I finally get paid to go to XXXXXX. The guy tells me he needs to stop somewhere. I asked where and he came up with no reasonable response other than mmjhjmhjmm, somewhere. He really wasn't mumbling drunk, it was worse, he could not even explain anything to me.

I just told him we were off to XXXXXX and that I would get him there. He passed out on me in the front seat somewhere on Mayor Magrath Drive.

When I was approaching XXXXXX I yelled and woke his ass up and asked him to tell me where to go in town because I had no idea where he lived. He instructed me this way and then that way, it was getting old fast and I knew we were driving in circles after a while. This drunk fuck had no clue of where we were and neither did I. He mentioned that he lived a half mile outside of town. I was driving around aimlessly on the outskirts of XXXXXX and it got old real fucking fast.

I kept asking him to tell me where to go while asking if we were going in the right direction. I knew we were lost (more less) and this guy was so fucked up I just had no clue of where to take him.

Eventually I became completely fed up with this drunk and drove back into the town of XXXXXX. I opened his window and said to the effect "it is time to sober up and this is your last chance to guide me to your place" or I am going back to Lethbridge.

He started giving me new directions and I was pissed right off and let him know it. If we were in Lethbridge I would have dumped his ass off a lot sooner but I have a conscience and I would never just leave someone on a corner street of some town in -20 weather, he would have likely froze to death had I kicked him out of the car.

As a side note I had seen an RCMP officer when we first arrived in town and after being completely lost with this fuck for half an hour had I seen the police again I would have flagged them down and said "he is your problem now, sorry".

Where was I going with this...

So he finally gets his shit straightened out and recognized some gas station. I drove him into the boonies well outside of XXXXXX. This farmer had finally found his farm and I was more than happy to get him out of the car. I asked for some additional cash because I literally drove around for more than half an hour aimlessly in the fucking country trying to find this fucks farm, he found a couple bucks but for fucks sakes I was seriously pissed right off and I let him know it.

I metered my way back to town and it was around $32 to get back to the city, around half of what the rate it to XXXXXX. Had this guy not passed out on me on the way to his farm it would have been so much easier because he did not live that far out of town and it turned out to be completely senseless to actually go all the way to XXXXXX.

I am just glad I got this guy home, I am sure he is a decent guy and had a nice looking farm, next time I will refuse and recommend a hotel in town.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thank You / Random Pictures...

I was completely stuck in this mess for about 10-15 minutes along 6th Avenue South around 15th Street. The picture does not do it justice and I should have known better than to park there (letting someone off) in the first place. It did not help that the tires on the car were completely worthless.

Thank you very much to the guy walking his dog and another random motorist who stopped to assist me. It was very much appreciated and I thank you very much. Once you had gotten me free I hope you heard me yell out my window "Thank You Very Much" because I never did stop to formally thank you.

(Picture taken later)

In case the sign is not clear enough it means "do not put cans in this bin", and "do not look through my garbage looking for cans because you will not be rewarded".

I thought this was strange... Behind the XXXXXX restaurant downtown. The hand print looks deliberate but from whom and for what purpose I do not know.

Giant Icicle formation.

Retiring the map. I have to say that I rarely use the thing. The damage was done mostly just from carrying it around.

I had a few editing problems with this post but who cares.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Where is Our Flag?

Can anyone possibly explain to me why a Canadian Flag would not be flying proudly outside of the local Legion Hall, on Remembrance Day of all days, while Veterans and others were "celebrating" the National Holiday inside?

Seriously, am I missing something here?  I did not take the picture until 4:30 this morning but I was at the Legion (working) for most of the early part of my night. I was there picking people up as early as 6:30pm and there was no Canadian Flag on that pole.

Do they take it down before dark or is this some sort of tradition I am unaware of? I would really like to know.

Also I believe a local company on 3rd Avenue South could have shown better taste by actually flying a Canadian Flag instead of this mockery.

As I was aimlessly driving around in the early hours of the morning it was quite difficult to actually find a Canadian Flag along Mayor Magrath Drive or even 3rd Avenue. The XXXXXX company's flag stood out amongst the very few I was able to spot, during the day I am sure they are more visible.

The worst kept Canadian Flag I found was by the XXXXXX motel around 11th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive on the West side of the street. The flag is dirty, ripped, and in terrible condition. It looks like a rotting plastic bag wrapped around a rusty tree branch and is definitely not in working order. I was pretty disappointed.

This link  suggested in my comment section refers to Government material about everything you would ever need to know about the Canadian Flag (yes I am always capitalizing flag after Canadian whether it is grammatically incorrect or not)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

XXXXXX Picks up a Hooker Downtown.

I just happened to be driving Eastbound on 5th Avenue South between 5th and 6th Street at around 7:30pm when I noticed this guy had pulled over and picked up the hooker that normally stands at the XXXXXX club, sometimes she is at the XXXXXX Hotel. So I followed him and less than a block later he pulled into the XXXXXX drive through ATM downtown. I took a quick snap and pulled around onto Fourth Avenue and waited for him to get his cash to pay the hooker. I followed briefly but did not want it to seem obvious that I was following him so I basically backed off. Licence plate number XXXXXX.

I hope you had a good time buddy. I bet your wife catches you when she finds out she has an STD and has been faithful to you.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thanks Doctor X

Some legal requirements for operating a taxi. Basically about my adventure to the medical feel free to skip over this post to something you might find more interesting....

So I walked into a local licencing agency in town and asked about what I needed to do to renew my licence, more specifically I asked whether or not my last medical evaluation was valid. I assumed that it was because according to the Ministry of Transportation in Alberta, and for my age category, I am only required to obtain a medical examination every five years and the last time I had one done was three years ago. So I assumed it was valid.

The licence bureau (not a government agency) said it must be within six months of renewal and I was upset because that is not what the Minister of Transportation has set as the requirement. They legally should have been able to renew my licence for two additional years.

So I went to the walk in session at a local medical clinic (because I do not have a family doctor) and waited two hours while some woman's kids were giving her the hardest time of her life I imagine and people were coughing all over me. I was so anxious to get this process over with and must have read the Sports Illustrated I found cover to cover at least twice.

After earlier explaining my situation the receptionist they had basically classified my situation as an "Emergency". I felt like a complete idiot, even though I made sure that I was following the law, and not the requirements of the licencing business.

So anyway I finally get called in to see the Doctor and the Nurse gave me a short eye exam and asked me some questions while I waited for the doctor.

The doctor came shortly after and held his stethoscope (I believe) against the front and back of my chest while I breathed long breaths, he then laid me back and felt my stomach. He recommended a blood test but said it was not required. I was in a rush and declined.

Total time spent with the doctor: 3 minutes
Time spend in the waiting room: 1 hour 50 minutes.
Total cost for a medical examination for a professional operators licence: $75

Well during the 3-5 minutes I was with the Doctor I explained my situation and he told me I was good to go and not to worry about the money, he told me "consider it a gift".

I did consider it just that, he did not have to do that and I was fully expecting to pay the $75 as required. I was thankful and said that I appreciated his kindness very much and he printed me off the form and I went on my merry way.

I believe that perhaps he was sympathetic towards my current situation but I am never the less thankful to the Doctor who could have easily charged me $75, but did not.

I will not forget this act of kindness and will pass that on to someone else when I have that same opportunity.

Rollover at 6th Avenue South and 7th Street South

A CSI investigator photographs the interior of a Jeep after a rollover on 6th Avenue South late Friday evening. No information was immediately available and I suspect that the driver was turning left (Westbound) onto 6th Ave and struck the median at a high rate of speed and rolled over on its roof.

Some Early Weekend Randoms

I picked up a man and woman from a convenience store on the West side and drove them to the University. It was a normal trip and I thought nothing of it.

About half an hour later I was sent to the University and the same guy I had taken there gets in. I asked him how everything went and he said it went terrible. I pressed a little and asked why, he said that they were making out and getting ready to get their freak on when out of no where she puked all over him and passed out about five minutes later.

He said he had to use the dorm showers to take a shower. I tried my best not to laugh but could honestly not help myself. I apologized for laughing so hard and he said it was cool.

He mentioned that looking back on it that it was pretty funny and it would be a good story to tell his friends about. I guess they had become reacquainted at XXXXXX and she was studying to be an XXXXXX, which is beside the point.


First time for everything..... I was sent on a trip to a South side pub at 3:00am a couple of days ago and this guy stumbles into the cab, out of no where, without a shirt on. The first thing he said was ``yeah I don`t have a shirt``, it was priceless. I inquired about what had happened to him and he really was not to sure, he thought that he had gotten into a fight with his friends and that his shirt had been ripped off in the process but he really could not be sure.

His pricey phone was also broken and he said he could only press send and call the previous called number which happened to be a friend in a different city. So this friend called his parents (also in a different city) and they had called our company to pick up their son. He was actually a really decent guy. I hope everything worked out for you man.


So I was flagging outside of XXXXXX Thursday night (like every other cab driver) and this girl walks right past five-seven other cabs and decides to get in mine. The first thing I noticed were here giant tits flopping around in her low cut v-neck tank top. I honestly have no idea how she was able to keep those small soccer ball sized tits in that shirt and she barely did, regrettably.

The entire way to the West side she was hiccuping and burping, I actually thought that she was puking in her mouth and swallowing it, I asked her if she wanted me to stop but she said no.

Nothing really anything special just one that I remembered that peaked my interest I suppose.


I almost forgot about this one.....Unedited drunk bum at the carwash

So at the end of my shift a couple of days ago I went to clean the taxi and get fuel. As I was opening the wash bay at the XXXXXX on XXXXXX North a homeless guy was sleeping in the corner right where I opened the loud door, he jumped up and started yelling some yibberish, I yelled back "I am trying to wash the fucking car", at least I think I said that, I was absolutely shocked and even afraid. The guy started walking towards me and I backed off, got in the cab, locked the door, drove to the front and explained to the staff my situation, I was not expecting them to do anything about it but because he was likely long gone, I just wanted to let them to know what happened. A staff member immediately responded to my concern and we checked it out, it was almost fun at that point because at least I was not alone.

Also all the credit to that exact gas station. I would have to say that other than unforseeable errors (which most gas station experience), this station operates the most efficiently in Lethbridge and they have the best, most excellent, customer service. If at all possible I make the best effort to stop at XXXXXX in Lethbridge for anything that I may need while on the road.


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