Toyota Prius, the New Limo?
I hope this dude loses his appeal. Because I, for one, would be completely pissed off if I ordered a Limo and a freakin’ butt ugly PRIUS showed up.
TAMPA – Moshe Leib says it’s not a stretch to call his black Toyota Prius a limousine.
Hillsborough County’s Public Transportation Commission is skeptical, though, and has denied Leib’s application to operate the gas-stingy vehicle as a limo service. That means Leib, who operates TB Limo in Pinellas, can use the car to take customers into Hillsborough County, but he can’t pick them up there, even at the airport.
Now the North Redington Beach man is suing the agency in federal court.
Leib’s Prius has four doors, seats five, including the driver, and has black leather seats. Passengers are entitled to bottled water and a newspaper. The also derive comfort from knowing they’re driving in a fuel-efficient vehicle, he said.
Bottled water, a newspaper and environmentally conscious? Er, no thanks. Give me my huge wasteful stretch with a wet bar…….a full one, of course, a cranking stereo system and a moon roof (for actual mooning after wet bar fun commences).
He says the commission infringed upon his right to earn a living as he sees fit when it denied his request for a waiver of its rules that regulate limos.
“It’s my right, and the people’s right, to drive this car and be driven in this car. If you want to be green, an environmentalist, then you should be able to do that,” he said.
I LOVE his entitlement attitude. He has the RIGHT to earn a living as HE sees fit? Um, sorry but we have rules and laws here. Granted, I hate most of them, but as they are currently in place, everyone else has to follow them so you do as well, Mr. Cheap-Ass-Trying-to -Pull-a-Scam-to-avoid-taxi-permit- lottery-and-failing-Dude.
If driving in a Prius is a “right”, then that is one right I can gladly live without.