New Yorkers' automotive proclivities could fill an entire volume of "What the Hell Is Wrong With Those People Britannica." But this latest clash between a New York couple and transportation common sense is a news-cycle dominator. The elderly husband-and-wife team are paying a New York cabbie to take them from the borough of Queens to Arizona in his Ford Escape taxi. The meter fare on the trip is $5,000, but they're paying a $3,000 flat fee plus room and board for the driver. The reason? They don't want their two cats to go tits up in the cargo hold of a commercial airliner. Central casting just called, they want their crazy old cat people back.

Take us to Arizona! [NY Daily News]

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