“I was a manly woman, no one dared to propose to me” – Georgian granny’s real story
08 March, 2019
“I was a manly woman, no one dared to propose to me” – Georgian granny’s real story
Elene Menteshashvili is a 65-year old taxi driver from Georgia. Elene’s only childhood dream was to buy a “Zhiguli” with her own earnings which did come true. However, her dreams have changed as she grew older, now her only wish is to live a peaceful debt-free life.
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The granny became a taxi driver 12 years ago when she found herself jobless. She had been working at a local shop in Tbilisi over 30 years to finally become the person in charge.
After its privatization, she was deceived into signing a document that deprived her of any share.

Working as a taxi driver starts in the afternoon till 3-4 a.m. after midnight. She prefers driving at night when the roads are less crowded. Elene is able to earn 50-60 GEL a day. It’s not a dream job rather quite difficult and nerve-wracking. She is sometimes treated aggressively by angry passengers. Besides, Elene says that sometimes passengers pay more because she is a woman.
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She is still ambivalent about her past life figuring out whether she lived a happy or unhappy life. She has never thought about starting a family. Elene admits that she was a manly woman and no one would to dare  propose to her. Now she believes that health and income are the most precious things in life.

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