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A taxi driver’s strange hobby?

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Taxi loading zone in Downtown Houston
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I just dropped a friend off at the railway station and clocked one of those posh people-carrying taxis — you know the type of affair, black and shiny with tinted windows. Apparently, the owner enjoys patting cars. Passes the time between fares, I’m guessing? Oh no, my mistake due to the fact that he’s got “Pats cars” emblazoned across the side of his vehicle in giant point size.

That should  be “Pat’s cars”, with a possessive apostrophe – unless he really does have some strange car-related tactile obsession.

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06/11/2009 at 7:49 am

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