Could'nt believe it! 2 different Runners on the same night,
1) Last night, picked up two Scummers, one bloke and one excuse for a female from the Mayflower in Magdalen Street took them to Greenstead, dropped the bloke in Magnolia, girl waited in the car for him to get some cash from his house, he gets out of sight, she just opens the door and legs it. 2) Picked up about 2 hrs later, outside Barn Fields, Stanway, regular customer apparently as a driver at base has picked him up before with out any problems, took him to Porters Close Fordham Heath, asked if he could go into his house and get some money, no problem as a driver had vouched for him, disappears around the side of a Caravan parked in the drive, I pull forward and find an Alley Way beside the house hidden by the Caravan, realized I'd been done again. I should say I've done this job for 20 years and consider myself fairly street wise and maybe have had runners on half a dozen occasions during this time. I post this as a warning to others to be alert to these scum that seem to think Taxi Drivers are fair game for stealing money. This must be one of the only jobs where the customers pay for the service provided after the actual service has been used. Money Up Front.