OK, every New Yorker would be in HEAVEN with their own personal driver. But unless you’re the CEO of some company, you likely don’t have one. I never thought I’d have one.
But we do now.
Yep. Instead of hopping into random cabs at the airport (after standing in huge lines, only to hop in with a cabbie who takes you the long way) or calling our neighborhood car service with crazy drivers, we call a driver named Nazrul.
Nazrul lives in our neighborhood. He works for a local car service company (but has a few private clients on the side). He drives like a dream and wears a seat belt (is it just me or have you noticed that drivers who don’t wear seat belts are often the same ones who tailgate and switch lanes like crazy??) Nazrul’s car is super clean and well taken care of AND it’s one of those mini SUVs so you get to avoid being swallowed up in car sickness by the back seat dungeon. He is super responsive by text. He knows what we look like (and we know his car) so there’s no guessing when we’re standing on the curb of JFK. He also knows the quickest route to our apt. We don’t even have to explain the convoluted route, we just enjoy the ride. And, we have awesome conversations about his newborn baby and his wife and their happy arranged marriage.
So just like that, we got ourselves a driver in New York. If you’ve ever paid for a cab or a car service, you can have one too. Just wait for a good driver to come along and ask for his card. Or you can call or text Nazrul. 917-640-7519. (He says he’ll take on customers in any borough! He has space for 5 passengers, and can offer car seats if you ask.) I promise, you’ll feel like a million bucks texting him from the plane to say you’ve arrived. Icing on the cake: he’s ALWAYS cheaper than a cab!!!!!!!
And…you can avoid this
after a long flight:
And – a boring question for you all…do you have a favorite set of luggage??
Yes, we have to buy luggage. Our luggage got beat up pretty badly on this last trip and I’ve now realized it’s the last thing I want to buy.
P.S. THANKS SO MUCH for all the awesome comments yesterday! I’m so inspired by you moms. Really. I’m so grateful to hear from you and to get a taste of what it’s like.