It is no surprise that taxi drivers have an abundance of stories to tell - given the thousands of people they come across.
From businessmen and women, to celebrities, revellers, families, students and couples - they meet people from pretty much every walk of life.
But when the door closes and the journey begins, what happens then?
The ECHO asked taxi drivers to get in touch with the most bizarre things they have seen, heard or been asked to do while on duty.
And below are some of our favourite and most hilarious responses.
Brian Williams said on Twitter: "Taking a young lady home at 7.30 on a Sunday morning... I said... ‘Do you want me to turn the engine off a bit short of your home so you won’t be spotted (in her night partner’s T-shirt and trackie bottoms) so you avoid the ‘Walk of Shame ?’
"The lady replied..‘No !!! 'Please make as much noise as possible outside the house... even sound the horn' (which I didn’t).
"We pulled up outside the house she got out, slammed the car door and shouted ‘yes I’m home at 7.30am. It’s not the Walk of Shame it’s the Stride of Pride’
Twitter user @town_one said: "Got flagged down on Walton Vale to help get someone's dad back into bed."
Billy Verdin said on Facebook: "My father-in-law's cab was getting work done to it in the garage. He picked it up at 5pm and picked up a guy up in Kenny [Kensington] who wanted to go to Lodge Lane.
"He got in and was hanging onto the handles and standing up.
"My father-in-law said 'why don’t you sit down mate?' he said 'I can’t there’s no back seat'.
"The garage had forgotten to put the seat back, and he had to have the night off!"
Andrew Aspinall said on Facebook: "I pick up a regular customer from The Strand in Bootle and she goes by the old Copplehouse.
"Have been taking her there for years, anyway, I take her back to her house one day and some fella comes running out at me, 'I'm sick of you dropping her off here, take her somewhere else' he screamed.
"Turns out she left that house about five years earlier and lives in a nursing home half a mile down the road, she just forgot the poor dear."
Natalie Proudfoot said: "A customer (I work for a taxi insurance company) once told me a story about New Years Day morning.
"He picked up a girl and took her to a well-known bank call centre.
"She paid, got out then jumped straight back in as she had left the house without her skirt and just had tights on.
"I guess it was a bit of a mad one the night before."
Robbie Ayliffe said: "Had an old dear roll a poo down her trouser leg and out the bottom.
"Left it in the footwell for me. Her husband gave me a 50p tip."
Michael Alfred also had a similar scenario. He said: "Had a customer who pooed on my back seat.
"She rang the office to see if she had left her purse back there, to which I responded 'nope, but you did leave a smelly package!'
Mark Kevin Savage said: "Driving a newlywed couple to their reception and the groom got out on the hard shoulder of the very busy M6 to have a pee."
Paul O'Connor wrote: "Someone p*****g on the back seat."
Neil Fairclough said: "I picked a man, wife and friend up the other night.
"The fella got in the front with me while his wife and 'friend' were in the back.
"I could see in my mirror what the two in the back where up to.
"The fella in the front was oblivious.
"When we got to the house to drop the friend off the woman needed the 'toilet' and was gone for a good 10 minutes."
Shahbaz Ahmed said: "I have seen a old lady literally crying as she was late for her bingo night."
Dean O'Brien said: "Picked three girls up from town. Dropped off in Toxteth, Mossley Hill and then the last one was in Formby.
"To cut a long story short I got propositioned and offered a sandwich because she couldn’t pay.
"I just wanted my dough.
"Ended with her arl fella paying and I still got a sarnie so winner all round."
Peter Rimmer said: "My father picked up a fare and the woman only had on a fur coat.
"It was a Sunday morning and when they got to the newsagents, my dad had to buy her papers and cigarettes as she brought no money with her.
"She promised to pay him back at the house... in money."
Another taxi driver said: "Without a doubt the most bizarre thing to ever happen was when I was driving a couple home from a night out.
"I heard him going 'you ask him' and then she'd go 'no, you ask him'.
"Intrigued, I turned around and asked what they were on about.
"The man then asked me if he could pay me to let him and his wife have sex in the back of the car.
"I burst out laughing, thinking it was a joke. Then I looked in the mirror and saw he wasn't laughing.
"I told them to wait until they got home and he said 'please mate, it's a thing we like to do. Pull over and I'll give you £150'.
"Again, I told them no, but then he upped his offer to £200.
"I parked the car, got out, let them get on with it and then got back in and carried on.
"I took the £200 plus the fare and then went straight to the car wash the next day for a valet."
John Troy Trotter wrote: "Returned a sex toy left on the back seat to a customer who sent her husband to the door to collect it, he tried to reassure me it wasn't being used (it was in the box, I knew that).
"Either way I'd just take the box, pay the drop-off charge and disappear.
"Awkward conversation to say the least."
Claire Weston said on Facebook: "I found a bra on my back seat."
John Davies said: "Picked a man and woman up last year she tried to [perform a sex act on him] through the tunnel to Wallasey."
Kevin Mannix said: "Girl tried to [perform a sex act] on her boyfriend."
Alan Halpin said: "Seen a customer [receiving a sex act] in the back of my cab."
Steven Hughes said: "Had one only yesterday.
"Fella says 'what are you gonna do when they bring in the flying taxis?'
"3pm by the way and sober."
Sie Mcconville said he had delivered a baby in his taxi.
Meanwhile Tom Birkett said: "My father once hailed a hackney outside Blacklers and asked to be taken to Birkenhead. 'No problem' said the driver.
"My father said 'just give me a minute, I've got a passenger'.
"Fifteen minutes and a big struggle later, between the two of them they finally figured out how to load a very large rocking horse into the back of the cab."