Kelly Dessaint

A rider delivers an all too familiar rant about The City

After circumventing the 45 bus, the red carpet on Third Street is…

Getting stalked by a bad aura

Maybe it’s just my imagination. Or maybe I really do need to…

When a turnaround becomes a second chance

It’s a cold, blustery evening in The City. As I wait for…

Taking a cop’s reprimand as a compliment

On Friday night, as the symphony and ballet are about to break…

‘Tis the season to go old school

With the holidays fast approaching, there are certain things a taxi driver…

Why I hate being mistaken for an Uber driver

In a city where over 50 percent of the population relies on…

Letting fate determine my trajectory

Not all rides are equal. Even if they start at the same…

Driving into the apocalypse

My day begins under an apocalyptic sky. Due to the deadly Camp…

Helping out strangers in a strange land

Outside the Hyatt Regency, an Amtrak Thruway Coach idles in the bus…

When bloviating regulars are no longer worth the effort

It’s all fun and games until you realize you’ve been listening to…

Driving home a weeping, staggering dinosaur

As last call draws near, the lost souls of Halloween wander drunkenly…

One step over the (picket) line

If anyone happened to be surprised by the SFMTA’s recent decision to…

‘So, how long have you been part of the problem?’

“In the end, everyone in San Francisco will get evicted.” The guy…

Navigating a Friday night blowout

The streets of San Francisco are ribbed for your car’s pleasure. And…

Racing all over SoMa with the dreamers

Five long days of cab driving have taken their toll on my…

Life in the fast lane

You never have to wonder if someone works in the entertainment industry.…

A very strange reaction

“Hey, cabbie! Can you turn up the music?” “Oh, sure,” I grumble…

Losing my edge

Not working for ten days really threw me off my taxi game.…

Wheelin’ and dealin’

One advantage of writing this column each week is that I have…

A taxicab soundtrack

Over the past five years, I’ve tried to create a soundtrack that…