On the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2010, I observed two very drunk men try to flag down a taxi. Twenty-or-so empty taxis drove past them without stopping.
The pair then crossed the street. The drunker of the men sat on the curb, and waited for the other man to catch a taxi. This the other man was then able to do very easily, and so the drunker man stood up and crawled into the back of the taxi.