Today, my taxi driver is in a great mood. It's raining. For most people, that's not a cause for celebration, but for automobile cab drivers that means more customers. The driver told me it was one of his busiest days in weeks.
Getting stuck under an eave in this city during a downpour with crowds of dripping-wet people isn't fun, especially if you have to be somewhere. Sometimes it's impossible finding an available taxi when it's raining.
Luckily, I was already in the cab today when it started pouring during the ride home. It was an especially relaxing drive as the cabby sang and whistled along to upbeat tunes on the radio.