I went to pick up one of my regular customers at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa FL the other night at about 1:00am. I had not been there in a while and it was fun to see the beauty of the facility. The throngs of people coming and going never ceases to amaze me.
It was a fun night driving!
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Yes! It’s The WHO in Concert!
Right here in Tampa Florida!
April 15th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Joan Jett opening act!!
Be Safe! Don’t Drink & Drive!
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I bring lots of extras in my car :)
Yep! I provide lots of extras in my Car!
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First of all, my congrats goes out to……..
On Saturday 3/28/2015 I was blessed with the opportunity to pu a Media representative at the Tampa International Airport and bring him to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. MAN I loved it!
I got to go inside the pit areas where all the cars, trucks, drivers etc were.
In a word….awesome!
I could have spent all day there, but I simply could not as I had other customers to pick up. But while I was there I grabbed a couple pics!
The St. Petersburg Police were helpful as always! Thank you!
Be Safe and Thoroughly Enjoy Easter Brunch on April 5th!
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Friday March 6th – 8pm-11pm – Tampa Bay Automobile Museum – VIP Cocktail Reception
Sunday March 8th – 10am-4pm – Vinoy Park – 250+ Exotic Vehicles on display
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Once again, this last Friday was full of laughter…….all because of a simple bag of Lays Classic Potato Chips.
It was simply awesome. Another reason and one of the main reasons I LOVE what I do.
The basket pictured here is full of snacks, chocolates …….and Lays Chips for my customers to enjoy. One of the reasons I do this is because of the reactions I get from the customers when they see it. It is simply so much fun. Another reason is because it gives my customers a small snack to take with them on a plane if they want to, They are there for anyone. No matter how much the fare is, no matter if they tip me or not. It is more about the experience and the fun for all of us. :-))!
Typically, I will encourage my customer to take a snack…..so that the person or persons around them will be jealous on the plane! Hehehehe :)
This last Friday, one of those moments came to light as one of my favorite customers shared her story with me of her bag of chips on the plane. She could not wait to tell me and I could not wait to hear it once she had stated she had a story for me. I was already chuckling as she said that because I could just imagine. :)
Two weeks prior, I had taken her to the airport, dropped her off and I suggested she take something for the flight as I always do…..she said….”ya know Lance….I think I will take a bag of chips.” I said….yeah and rustle the bag a bit and eat each one slowly! She thought that was a great idea and we got a little chuckle out of it and off she went. I wasn’t sure she would, just thought she would eat them and that would be that.
Now, Friday, I pick her up on her return flight into Tampa. We get in the car and we are not even out of the parking garage and she is bursting at the seems like that bag of chips to tell me her story. That part alone was hilarious. She is very funny anyway normally so this was even better :)….I was already laughing. I still am even as I write this.
The Story of Laughs!
Customer: So Lance, ya know those bag of chips?
Customer: Lance that bag of chips was so puffed up and huge like a pillow when I went to open them on the plane! I rustled the bag a bit and people started looking.
Remember this Lays Commercial below, with the little girl? This is basically how the story is…..and how I can see my customer …..ohhhh man I am laughing out loud as I write this,,,,lololol….I don’t know maybe you had to be there but man it was funny! Still is!
Customer: Lance….that bag of chips being so puffed up…..POPPED! It made a POP SOUND when I opened it!! (as she laughs)
Me: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..doubled over LOLOL!
Customer: And Lance……..the aroma of the chips coming out……people were looking….you could tell they were wondering where I got the bag of chips. Oh and the flight attendants were not able to get out of their seats due to some turbulence, so they could not pass out snacks!! (as she laughs)
Me: OMG! …..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHA ( having a hard time breathing at this point! lolol)
Customer: So Lance….now I have the bag open and people are again looking…..wondering….smelling….(as she says with a smirk in her voice, which made me laugh even more!)
Me: DId you eat each one slowly?? (laughing as I asked)
Customer: Ohhhhh I did Lance……it must have taken me an hour to eat that little bag!
Me: Out of control laughing at this point…….tears running out of my eyes!! I could just see her doing it….making each customers mouth water for something salty. lolololol…..Can you see the little girl in that commercial??? Ohhhh mannnn I sure could and I loved it!
Customer: And then after i was done I continued to fold the bag over and over making a slight crinkling sound……(as she laughs)
Me: More and more….continued laughs……huge laughs!
Customer: Lance, who would know that a simple little bag of chips would provide so much entertainment.
So, as I drove on, we talked more about it on the way back to her home, we both were talking about that very point that she made. That simple bag of chips provided her a snack, (one of her favorites) and provided her a really strong inside chuckle to herself while on a business flight. It also provided her and I additional entertainment….HUGE entertainment as I drove her home. I cannot tell you how priceless that is and was. My “job” is driving an Executive Car Service Town Car…..I do it because I love it. I do it because of customers like this one.
All the snacks and beverages in my car I provide personally and pay for at no charge to the customer. Can I put a price on that bag of chips?? Absolutely Not!
A simple bag of chips. Priceless.
Thank you Mrs. “C”! Thank you for sharing that story with me!
You made my month!! Probably longer! lolol!
I will tell this story for a long long time.
Thank you for being such an awesome person and customer!
As a driver, although we drive all over Gods Little Green Acres each day, it is difficult to know every street, nook and cranny everywhere…..however we know many many of them. Sure, we have and use GPS, but personally I do not care for using GPS all the time. I prefer to pull up a Google map and memorize where I need to go since I basically know the area anyway.
The key is, your driver most likely knows all the main roads to get very close to your actual destination, but maybe we might just need your help once in a while getting down the little side streets that jog here and there through a neighborhood. Directions at this point are appreciated and can be very helpful as gps can be distracting I feel, although I do use it if needed.
My point here is this, a suggestion to you is to please keep your directions to a minimum and limited to primarily when your driver is close to your destination. Please do not give him/her turn by turn directions, simply provide to the driver where they need to end up. There are reasons for this, mostly is that the professional driver is thinking about more things than just the physical address and we are thinking about different things than when you personally drive yourself to the same location, whether it is your home or business.
What the driver thinks about:
So you have hired a driver to take you somewhere and make sure you get there easily, comfortably, safe and in style. However, you feel compelled to provide directions even if the driver does not ask. This is normal.
Here is the problem……
When you the customer provide directions you give them based on how you drive to the location and what you do on your way there. Professional drivers think about numerous other things and take routes based on a number of factors. Maybe you take a certain road because you stop at your favorite store, dry cleaners or coffee shop and do other errands on the way when needed. If you/we stop along the way, you will enter the shopping area for example from a certain direction because it is simply the way you like to go. Once you get there you park. That is the difference….you park. We do not.
Example: Shopping Center: You need to stop on the way to pick up some supplies for a meeting at the office which we will end up at. You know the shopping center and you go a specific way all the time because it works for you. BUT, when you get there….again…..you park. The thing is, the driver knows the shopping center location also and he/she starts their planning much before they get there. We will most likely take a different street to get there….why? Because we need to make sure we end up entering what ever location it is on the correct side. Correct side you ask? Yes. The professional driver wants to make sure they enter on the side that has you closest to the curb when exiting the car for your safety. We do not want you to have to cross the parking lot or a lane where other vehicles are coming through. In addition, we may go around the block instead of taking a direct street because we do not want to have to cut across traffic. It is much more efficient and safer to go around the block and come in on the proper side making all right turns. This is also something UPS found helped safety and fuel efficiency.
Specific Roads: This may be repetitive, but again, the professional driver most likely takes a different route than you do or may be used to. The reason is we drive the roads every day all day long. The professional driver knows where the accidents have been that day, where the snarls have been etc and will take a different route to avoid any “possible” safety or time issues. Many drivers will take a certain route because it suits the way we drive and also because it will possibly give you a more comfortable ride with less stop lights. We strive to go the routes with less stop and go.
Bottom line? We appreciate the directions when we are close to an unfamiliar destination, as we cannot know all of them and we see so many. However, we are concerned with many other things along the way and once we arrive that you may not be, so please leave the nitty gritty up to the driver. If the driver states that they usually go a certain way, please do not say that it is much easier your way….because most likely for the driver it is not easier and not safer for you or the driver.
Bottom line? It is the safety we are after.
Comfort and style happens when you arrive safe.
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1) St. Louis Blues @ Tampa Bay Lightning – Amalie Arena – Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 @ 7:30pm
2) Ingrid Michaelson – Capitol Hall – Wednesday Feb. 11, 2015 @ 8:00pm
3) TFO-Rhapsody & Romance – Ruth Eckerd Hall –Wednesday 2/11/2015 @ 10:00am
4) Gordon Lightfoot – Capitol Theatre – Thursday 2/12/2015 @ 8:00pm
5) 107 Years of Broadway – Ruth Eckerd Hall-Box Lunch 11am & Show @ 1:00pm and also Dinner @ 5:00pm & Show @ 7:00pm – Thursday 2/12/2015
6) Spartan Race @ Raymond James Stadium – Saturday Feb. 14, 2015 – 8:00am
7) Chicago BlackHawks @ Tampa Bay Lightning – Amalie Arena – Friday Feb. 27th @ 7:30pm
Check back often! Will keep adding more!
***DISCLAIMER*** The opinions, thoughts, statements and feelings that I post on these blogs are mine (Lance Greene) and mine only. In no way, shape or form do they reflect the opinions or feelings of Bat’s Taxi & Town Car Service of St. Pete Beach, FL.
Just a fun little posting…….
OK, so I was sitting at the Tampa International Airport today in the Cell Phone waiting lot and in comes this limousine. I thought it looked cool. The thing is once I had sent the picture to my wife and also a friend of mine after verrrrrry briefly browsing their website and not really seeing it all…..my wife emails me and tells me it is based on Medical Marijuana! LOLOL……I don’t really know where I sit with all the medical marijuana stuff but I cannot deny I am sure it helps people.
So, I have to say, if you are into that sorta thing the picture shows their website address. Check them out, I have to admit their website is extremely professional looking and probably very informative for many. They even have a food truck! lol….I have to admit….the grilled cheese sandwich sounds yummy!! (lolol)