Think your job is hard?

Meet “Muhammad,” (not his real name.) Muhammad drove me 60 blocks down Manhattan this morning. Fast. In and out. Missing other cars by inches. 

Muhammad came to the US 15 years ago from Morocco. He has two children under five. His wife does not work, but he works seven days / week. The cab costs him $125 /day. He is a non-practicing Muslim. He says he gets grief from everyone: passengers, police, other cabbies and pedestrians. He regularly gets flipped off.

He said I could feature him in my blog, but refused to give me his name or let me take his picture. If anyone saw it, he’d be in big trouble. He visits Morocco at least once a year. His family / friends there have no work. He said he thanks God everyday for his job. He showed me pictures of his children.

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