He’s determined to not hack it anymore.
A person believed to be Britain’s oldest taxi driver has retired at 85.
Barrie George started driving a cab in Canterbury in 1993 out of boredom after retiring as a telecom engineer. The 5-foot, Four-inch tall driver turned recognized round city for sitting on a cushion to assist see out of his automobiles.
“Individuals would say ‘that have to be Barrie as a result of we won’t see who’s driving,’” he informed SWNS.
Barrie mentioned he loved speaking to his prospects, however caught to “household sort stuff” in conversations.
“I had a coverage of avoiding speaking about politics, sport or faith as a result of that may simply find yourself getting a bit heated,” he mentioned.
The married father of two mentioned he appears ahead to spending time along with his 10 grandchildren, however isn’t utterly achieved with vehicles but. He mentioned he loves visiting “automobile boot gross sales,” a sort of flea market well-liked within the U.Okay.
“Pam [his wife] has to place up with me bringing house all types however I can by no means resist a discount.”
George’s longevity behind the wheel got here up just a little bit in need of New York’s most enduring cabbie of latest years, Johnny ‘Spider’ Footman, who saved working till his demise at 94 in 2013.