Here was the situation: It is the summer time, and the money was getting harder to come by. after slowly stalking the neighborhood, finally a customer is found. She was aiming to get a cab going north and she had big rolling luggage; almost certainly an airport fare. I waited patiently at the light while the cab beside me rolled forward, not only forward, but into my lane, almost hitting the old man walking across the street who doesn't give a damn. To my surprise the customer didn't give a damn either and she took this idiot's cab to the airport despite his jack-assary.
Don't be this woman. You have the power to discriminate based on the kindness of your driver. The un-written rule should be that whoever is in the side lane gets the customer. Another cab should be more than one car length away from the car in the side lane when crossing over to it.
step one for what not to do-