NYC Cab Driver Blogs Life as a Cabbie

Posted on January 24, 2006

The Associated Press reports that a 30-year-old New York City cab driver named Melissa Plaut is blogging some of her cabbie tales at New York Hack.
She's got plenty of digital snapshots showing New York drivers giving her the single finger salute.

Plaut writes that one guy gave her $140 for a fare of just $4.10. Click here to find out more!

Her passengers have included a stripper going on date to see the play "Wicked."

One passenger even came to Plaut's rescue, by letting her make an emergency bathroom stop at a Brooklyn home.
The AP story has resulted in lots of traffic and attention for Melissa and her New York Hack blog. Today she posts about doing an interview with Kemberly Richardson of ABC News.
So the Associated Press did an article about me, and the result has been a whirlwind of attention. To be honest, it's all a little overwhelming, but I figure I'll just enjoy it while it lasts. So this morning I agreed to be interviewed by Kemberly Richardson (pictured above) for ABC News, and, though I was nervous, it turned out to be a lot of fun. The segment should appear on either Wednesday or Thursday during the 5:00 p.m. broadcast. I'm only now beginning to wrap my brain around all this, it's just so utterly surreal, but it has certainly made the past few days interesting, to say the least.
She titled the post "15 minutes and counting down" so at least she isn't letting her new blogger fame go to her head.