When do you use a taxi cab versus a rideshare like Uber or Lyft?

What’s your best taxi or rideshare story?


Aimee McManus: I used to take a taxi, now I’m into Uber. But I don’t use either much. I used it when I was drinking, for a ride home. Missoula fairytale: I was drinking after work, and I shared a taxi home. Next morning I only had one work shoe. I called the cab company, they never found it. I found it, two and a half months later, on the median in Stephen’s Avenue. Fit like Cinderella’s slipper.


Kevin Rechkoff: I would use Uber more often, because when I’m using something like that I’m with a bunch of people … I’d be more inclined to use a taxi if I was by myself. Left Coast anachronism: In Portland, we were at a bachelor party, and this Uber girl was driving a bright blue monster truck sort of thing. She was bumping rap music, but she was dressed in goth clothes. It was like three stereotypes wrapped up in one.


Mary Collins: I feel like now that Uber is in Missoula, I would always sort of default to that. Just pick a station! One Thanksgiving in Spokane, some friends and I did a Craigslist rideshare back to Missoula. This woman picked us up and asked if we had any music requests. We said no. For two and a half or three hours, she alternated between country and Insane Clown Posse.


Jim Chandler: Airport, typically. Unless I can guilt a family member into coming to get me at the last minute. Lost in the City of Roses: I had to actually direct a cab driver in Portland to my house when I was living there. His Google directions or whatever were leading him all over. Nice guy, no sense of direction.

Asked Tuesday afternoon at the Northside KettleHouse

Staff Reporter

Alex Sakariassen began working at the Indy in early 2009. He primarily reports on state politics, the environment and the craft beer industry. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Choteau Acantha and Britain’s Brewery History Journal.

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