This previous week a veteran New York City emblem proprietor and driver, Nicanor Ochisol, was discovered swinging from a beam in his carport in Queens, having murdered himself in an attack of self-destructive gloom. Annoyed with declining business and an emblem once worth one million dollars however now down to $180,000, Ochisol had been telling companions for a considerable length of time that he may kill himself, apprehensive that he would lose his home since he and his significant other, who likewise drove the taxi, had their home loan monetarily attached to the emblem’s valuation, which as noted, had lost more than 80 percent of its exchange potential. What’s more, it wasn’t care for it was Ochisol’s creative ability that business was terrible, measurably, day by day NYC passages have plunged from a day by day 2014 high of 470,000 to the new low of 175,000-250,000 tolls accessible to 13, 587 Yellow Cabs. In the event that you isolate 200,000 passages by a little more than 13,000 taxicabs you get a figure of around 14 tolls for each taxicab which breaks even with starvation compensation for any American cabbie.
Exacerbating it, declining business implied that his intend to back his retirement by renting the emblem for $3000. month to month was not any more practical, knowing at most he would get $1400. rather, again assuming another unsatisfactory misfortune. That he felt demise was his lone choice says much concerning the normal taxi mind since relentless wretchedness is our constant reality because of the day by day damnation the urban cabbie knows great. PLYMOUTH TAXI Notwithstanding when cash is coming in, rush hour gridlock and unsettled travelers and extend periods of time in addition to acid reflux and exhaustion is wearing, all adding to an obnoxiousness infiltrating profoundly to the spirit, your whole existence a primal screen puncturing all presence.
At the point when the cash is great, the agony is tolerable however when it isn’t, everything winds up moronic and you wind up revealing to yourself you are a nitwit for squandering your breath for little to nothing consequently. What’s more, it is difficult to contend the point as you hold up one, two, three hours for the following charge. All of a sudden you are insane and life as you once knew it is currently useless.
Also, this was Ochisol’s common reality, caught by overpowering obligation and lessening business, his profound sadness letting him know there was no escape spare demise on the grounds that the taxicab driver faces his/her life short any outer help, the cabbie totally and absolutely all alone. On the off chance that that cabbie sitting by you looks insane, this is to a limited extent the motivation behind why.
This characteristic freedom and confinement holds points of interest however those rapidly vanish when your income stream is gone, abandoning you upon your own particular island encompassed by an irate money related ocean. Much the same as the NYC cabbies, we in Seattle additionally question whether we can survive the Uber/Lyft surge. Loaded by direction and uncalled for rivalry we don’t see how we can survive. When we tell the City of Seattle and King County authorizing chairmen none of this never again bodes well, they react by including 55 emblems we don’t require or can bolster. This adds to our unpreventable forlornness, to the inclination that nobody comprehends or minds. Perhaps on the off chance that one of our number confers suicide it may stand out enough to be noticed yet I am not searching for any volunteers since I question even that would modify a condition that doesn’t make any sense, enabling Uber and Lyft to ceaselessly surge a limited traveler showcase. As in NYC, our number of every day passages are down. Like taxi proprietors in NYC and somewhere else, we as a whole consider to what extent this procedure can proceed.