Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Finding the way home

Since having moved out of the hub of Lakeview, I realize how much I miss being able to walk to so many places, and how much I miss being able to just get a cab whenever I want. Mr. H. and I are having to rely on the Jetta much more than we used to. But the other day, when we went to have dinner at a one of Mr. H's co-worker's house (in the Belmont/Craigen neighborhood), we decided to be more environmentally friendly and take the bus. But as the night was (finally) coming to an end, we called for a cab and was told several times over the course of an hour and a half that no cab had "picked up" the call. Apparently this cab company leaves it up to their drivers to respond if they wish. And I guess no one wanted to drive to the Belmont/Craigen neighborhood to pick up someone wanting to go about 4 miles. Unfortunately, it was a little too late to take the bus back (being one of those lines that doesn't run all night) and I wasn't really in the mood to walk down Diversy with a slightly tipsy Mr. H. I had visions of being stuck there all night with an asthmatic and cat allergic Mr. H. wheezing while being kinda creeped out by all the tribal masks said co-worker has hanging around his house. Fortunately, we were able to get a ride home and my fears didn't come true. Next time I'll know that if I'm going that way, I should drive and know that I probably won't want to drink much anyway. As for living in a neighborhood where you can't just hail a cab whenever you want, it takes a little more planning than I reckoned. Don't worry, I've learned a valuable lesson, and will definitely plan more appropriately next time.

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