|Originally posted by Omega_Blue |
so i'm running late to the library to do my homework and study for finals, so i get this cab to pick me up instead of waiting an hour for the bus, right? so i get in, and i tell the guy "take me to UWM, but we gotta go to a convenience store so i can get a coffee real quick"- it's gonna be a long night tonight. so he takes me to a nearby open pantry (it's basically a 7-eleven) and i go inside, pour myself a coffee, microwave a tiny sandwich, and head back to the cab. before we left though, this frickin driver says "you gonna give me some money before i drive you all over town??" so i was like, "what, do you think i'm not gonna pay you or something? the fare is just fucking 10 bucks man. i'm not gonna dick you."
so he continued to demand getting paid up-front for a cab ride that hadn't even gotten me to my destination yet, refusing to budge until i did, so i said, "well if you're gonna waste my time by waiting until i show you that i have money in my wallet, then turn off the fucking money ticker." i'm not gonna have some asshole charge me extra money for wasting my time and being a dick. so i showed him i had twenty bucks and we headed down the street to school.
so on the way there, he goes "man i've had it with all the bullshit y'all do" and i was like, "what bullshit dude? who is "y'all"?" he goes "ah i ain't gotta explain it to you" so i replied "well actually you do, and if you can't, then it's obvious that there IS no bullshit, and YOU'RE the one who's full of shit, freaking out on a customer for no reason."
so we finally get there, and he shorts me two bucks out of my change, like he expected that for tip money or something. so i said, "hey asshole, i want ALL of my change. including the $.50" (as the total was like, 17.50) so he got all pissed off, gave me an extra dollar back instead, and said "you always think you're right, i'm never right" so i said i would've tipped him (as i ALWAYS do) if he wasn't such an asshole, so he replied "you demandin' yo shit back before you give me a chance to explain myself" to which i didn't reply, and got the fuck out of there.
wtf was there to explain? dumb people piss me off. and that's the end of my story(s).
To be fair though, cab drivers get ripped off all the time by people just doing a runner. It's the law here, that a driver can ask for a certain amount of the fare (50% I think? Could be more?) before you even leave the pick-up point.