The new cab driver arrives in the morning wearing all black clothing and a utility belt with a bunch of gadgets hanging off it, the most conspicuous item being a pair of handcuffs. It’s early when we all get our cabs and still dark and we use little flashlights to inspect them for damage before driving out of the yard. The new guy takes his flashlight off his utility belt and straps it on his head like a cave-miner. He also has a knife, a pen, phone, a can of mace, a Taser, and other things we haven’t been able to identify. Everyone calls him Batman. And nobody gets too close.


This is an excerpt from Mather Schneider’s new memoir, 6 to 6. You can purchase the book from Terror House Press here.