Published on April 23rd, 2012 | by TLV News0
Taxi Driver Confessions: William McCammon (from TLV #154)
Name: William McCammon
Taxi company you work for and your shifts? Oxford Taxi. I most definitely work every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All other shifts vary.
Where are you from? Orlando, Florida
What brought you here? Opportunity and safety, as I was robbed at gunpoint in Memphis, and decided it was time for a change.
How long have you been driving, and what made you start? A little over two years, because I figured I wanted to help people and I’m a safe driver.
What’s your favorite type of fare? Every person who is sociable and kind. I talk to the people in my taxi as if I’ve known them for years; there is no subject I stay away from.
Have you ever picked up a celebrity, or do you have a favorite customer? Never picked up a celebrity, but I worked John Currence’s birthday party one year.
What’s the funniest thing that’s happened while you were on duty lately? I had a female customer whisper obscenities in my ear right in front of her boyfriend.
What taxi laws do you think Oxford should change? The OPD & UPD should have to have concrete proof for DUIs and public drunks before an arrest can be made. Also, the midnight / 1 am closing time for bars is ridiculous, and people should be able to drink on The Square like on Beale Street.
What’s your favorite thing to drink when you’re off duty? Whiskey & Coke, typically, but mixed drinks and Jager bombs are nice, too.
How do you spend your free time? I try to spend as much time I can with my three-year-old daughter.
Do you have any other jobs? Yes, I am a licensed, nationally certified and insured Massage Therapist at Full Spectrum Health & Massage.
Whatcha been listening to lately? Rage Against the Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Do you have a favorite movie? The Matrix trilogy and V For Vendetta.
Read any good books lately? Inheritance by Christopher Paolini—the last in the Eragon series.
How do you feel about the Black Bear? I think it was about the best choice, out of a line of the worst options in the history of the school. That’s the PC answer. However, I feel it’s stupid to have a mascot that’s not even very plentiful in the state.
What do you like best about living in Oxford? It is a safer town than many other places I have lived.
This article was published in The Local Voice #154 (April 19-May 3, 2012)…Click here to download the PDF of issue #154.