People - @FalconSays

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


This morning I awoke thinking of something a passenger told me, "It's simple, Karen. It's all about people. You love people, right? Even when we don't want to be around people, it's the people that put a roof over your head, food in the fridge, things we use everyday that were invented or made by people." The way he put it, so simple, it made me appreciate my job all the more. 

We've all had bad days, but it takes discipline to retrain your mind to always strive to find the positive. I firmly believe that perception is reality and we each have our own unique perspective or perception of reality, so when we choose to see positive over negative I believe that engages our power to literally change our world, no matter how cliche that may seem. 

My first ride of the evening was a couple of very negative ladies. The type of constant negative, nasaly talk that makes you want to shout at them, "ENOUGH ALREADY!" Of all the crap I've been through, these two just had to be my first ride? They're visiting Las Vegas on work's dime, yet they're already bitching and moaning. I couldn't take it anymore. I had to speak up. So, I tried to paint a silver lining for them to get the hint, listen to me, shine some light on how negative they were sounding. 

Me "That's quite a few days you're staying with us. So you must have some wriggle-room for fun and not all work."

Ladies "Noooo, it's aaaaallll worrrrk."
Lady 1 to Lady 2 "Uhg, the first meeting is at 8 a.m. By the end of the day I'm going to want to kill myself."

Okay, I'm no goodie-two-shoes and I can potty-mouth with the best of them, but that's one expression that I won't use. It's not my place to tell people how to be; you're in charge of your own mind-body-spirit and I don't want to come across as self righteous, but that expression is so unsettling and hurtful to just toss out to the universe. Besides the shock of that expression alone, just how did these ladies allow themselves to get in such a pissy mood that they cannot even appreciate a) they are employed, b) they are traveling on work's dime, c) they are not hearing how they are coming across or don't care and d) Their morning meeting was over 12 hours away. They were like a couple of Succubusses in my taxi cab and I could not wait to get them out of my little perception of reality for me to move on to better energy.

I dropped off the Succubus twins and headed back to the airport. It is my favorite place to pick up because I get to be a part of the beginning of their Vegas trip, wether it be work or play and I especially love it when it is their first time in Las Vegas! I feel honored and blessed to be a part of people's lives from all over the world, nearly everyday. 

The young gentleman I picked up was here for work, he was exhausted, it was his sixth business trip in four weeks and he has a new baby at home that he's missing; but his attitude is GOLD. He said, "But I'm crushing it. Work hard-play hard and Im doing this for my family!" He was so tired. I could see it in his face and the way he could barely speak, but overall, he is able to see the good in his situation rather than dwell on anything negative. 

Encouraged by the young man that just pumped fresh, positive vibes back into my taxi cab, I went back to the airport. I picked up three very nice, fun people that had a Vegas virgin with them. We drove along the strip to show her all the lights of the casinos and the thousands of people milling about with their smiling faces. She was so excited to finally see Las Vegas, she could not decide where she wanted to go first after checking in to her hotel. I told her, "I live here and still can't do it all! You'll be back!" 

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