One of the side effects (or bonuses?) of living in New York is that you inevitably become numb to everything you see. This is true of cab drivers more than anyone else: they’ve seen it all, and most of them don't even notice the weirdest of the weird anymore.
Still, there's a certain set of characters that cabbies can't ignore -- the riders that drive them insane day in and day out. You've undoubtedly filled these roles at one point or another (or, at the very least, your friends have). From inappropriate to just plain rude, these are the 7 types of riders cabbies hate the most -- and can't seem to get rid of.
The Backseat Driver Rider
“I call them ‘Monday morning QBs’ -- they’re annoying as hell. You have another way to go, tell me. I'll take you that way.”
“People yell when you go down a street with construction, and tell you to speed up or take a different way. They always assume we’re trying to take the slowest way, not true. We want to get in as many trips as possible, more fares.”
The Fighting Riders
“One time even I tried to kick a couple out of my cab because they were screaming so loud the entire trip. I don’t think they even heard me.”