www.shawnrocco.com\nwww.cellularobscura.com\n919-812-8291\firstname.lastname@example.org\n\nSayed Soliman, 35, zooms through the Duke East Campus tunnel heading to the west campus to pick up students wanting to go downtown. He's been driving for five years, though the climate towards foreigners in the United States forced him to take a short break after the 9/11 attacks. Durham has been home for awhile now, but the money he makes from his nightly shift helps to support his family back in Egypt. What draws him to work the late shift driving a taxi cab? "I like being my own boss and not answering to a manager. I make my own hours and work as long or as short as I want." With a $2.60 drop charge and a rate around $2.00 per mile, taxis aren't cheap but they are necessary. "I keep very busy. I keep a clean cab and that's why. It's about a clean cab and good customer service. I give good service and in return people personally call me (on his cellphone) when they need a ride. I have many regular clients like professors at the business school and visitors who stay at the Washington Duke Inn."