Nathan
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February 25th, 2017 at 8:57:45 AM permalink
So, I called the taxi company as I was gambling and asked them if I could pay with a credit card(I have a debit card that doubles as a credit card). Because my cash was dwindling and we all know why. ;) They assured me that they accepted credit cards/debit cards. So, I ordered a taxi. He asked me what I was doing in a casino gambling late at night. That was none of his business, I am an adult who is old enough to have a 16 year old teenager(32), and besides it wasn't all that late, only about 9 o clock. I answered, "I'm really not comfortable talking about personal stuff."(Really, what an odd thing to ask an adult client you don't know who is just getting a taxi ride) I was already in the ride when I mentioned I was going to pay with a debit card that doubles as a credit card.

He got really nasty and acted like I was a scam artist and said he was going to call the cops on me. I even mentioned that the taxi company told me I could pay with a credit card/debit card . His answer was basically, "I don't care what the taxi company told you! That's really not my problem what they told you! I don't accept credit card/debit card payments!" Wow. I felt really insulted and harassed. I am not a scam artist and he had no right to talk to me that way. He drove me to a local Walgreens where I was willing to take a fee for using their ATM which is not my bank branch.

Their ATM did not accept my card. I briefly thought,"This could be really bad." Luckily, I was able to use it as a debit card and get cash back in order to get enough for the taxi ride in cash. I paid the rude driver and hoped to never see him again. I should have written down his information and reported him, especially after I found out that all taxis are required to take credit card/debit card payments.

On another day, I used a taxi driver after gambling in the casino. I mentioned that I only had the credit card/debit card on me and mentioned that I could go to Walgreens and get cash back. I mentioned the incident with the rude taxi driver and this new taxi driver was actually nice and mentioned that he accepted credit cards/debit cards as payment and apologized for the rude taxi driver claiming he was out of line to treat me like that, especially since ALL taxi drivers are supposed to take credit card payments. He even told me he didn't want a tip when I offered it to him. He was so nice, it kind of made up for the rude taxi driver.

So, any experiences with rude taxi drivers?
Last edited by: Nathan on Feb 25, 2017
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onenickelmiracle
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February 25th, 2017 at 9:23:43 AM permalink
In Philadelphia, I think I was ripped off for a few bucks. As soon as we stopped, the rate went up $3. The driver had some resume in the back seat, portraying he had graduated from a university with a degree in accounting, but that was probably a confidence scam to make you guilty thinking an African immigrant with a college degree has to drive a cab, so you'll throw extra money at him. The fare should have been $8, but I still gave $13 reluctantly over the $11 rip off. Didn't care at the time, but didn't see it so clearly until later. I thought about giving exact fare thinking he had stolen his tip, but his resume guilted me and it worked.

My friend took a cab from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, was given a good rate of $80. When the cab got there at the casino, he parked away from the casino entrance(to not cause a scene), extorted her to pay $200. She had her luggage in the trunk, was in a bad position and gave in to his demands. Had she kept her luggage in the back with her, she could have just thrown $80 at him, told him to eff off and walked into the casino. Never put your luggage in the trunk if possible.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
Nathan
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February 25th, 2017 at 9:37:49 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

In Philadelphia, I think I was ripped off for a few bucks. As soon as we stopped, the rate went up $3. The driver had some resume in the back seat, portraying he had graduated from a university with a degree in accounting, but that was probably a confidence scam to make you guilty thinking an African immigrant with a college degree has to drive a cab, so you'll throw extra money at him. The fare should have been $8, but I still gave $13 reluctantly over the $11 rip off. Didn't care at the time, but didn't see it so clearly until later. I thought about giving exact fare thinking he had stolen his tip, but his resume guilted me and it worked.

My friend took a cab from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, was given a good rate of $80. When the cab got there at the casino, he parked away from the casino entrance(to not cause a scene), extorted her to pay $200. She had her luggage in the trunk, was in a bad position and gave in to his demands. Had she kept her luggage in the back with her, she could have just thrown $80 at him, told him to eff off and walked into the casino. Never put your luggage in the trunk if possible.



Well, that's just nasty. Charging someone almost 3 times the offer? No, just no! I JUST did some research and a taxi ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City is only $150 before tip. So he jipped her out of $50. I guess she should have seen red flag alerts when he offered to charge her almost half the rate. Offering her a $140($10 off ) ride is reasonable if he's in a good mood. Offering a $70 discount is a mega shady, mega red flag alert!

On a side note, a woman told me she was disabled and a cab driver charged her extra money for putting her packages in the trunk before she got in. So damn sad! She's disabled! Have some sympathy and compassion for her!
Last edited by: Nathan on Feb 25, 2017
Guy "won" less than his bet and the slot machine had the audacity to tell him he got a big win! SMH! Also, the Nintendo cartridge is so much more important than the Nintendo console. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo console is just a useless box.
MrV
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February 25th, 2017 at 10:12:58 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

I am an adult who is old enough to have a 16 year old teenager(32)



Whoa, you were 15 or 16 when you knocked up her mother?

*golf clap*
"What, me worry?"
Nathan
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February 25th, 2017 at 10:32:17 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Whoa, you were 15 or 16 when you knocked up her mother?

*golf clap*



No. I don't have any kids. I'm just saying I am old enough to have a 16 year old teenager. On a side note, when my mother was the age I am now, I was already 15.
Guy "won" less than his bet and the slot machine had the audacity to tell him he got a big win! SMH! Also, the Nintendo cartridge is so much more important than the Nintendo console. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo console is just a useless box.
Zourah
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February 25th, 2017 at 12:10:59 PM permalink
Most of those cabbies have their information in plain sight -- I just take a picture when I get in the cab and try to be subtle about it.

Still, Uber is perfect for folks that don't want to carry cash
Nathan
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February 25th, 2017 at 12:15:58 PM permalink
Quote: Zourah

Most of those cabbies have their information in plain sight -- I just take a picture when I get in the cab and try to be subtle about it.

Still, Uber is perfect for folks that don't want to carry cash



I downloaded Uber and they flagged my credit/debit card as fraud because I plugged in the wrong security number by one number. Even after I plugged in the right security number, they still called it fraud.
Guy "won" less than his bet and the slot machine had the audacity to tell him he got a big win! SMH! Also, the Nintendo cartridge is so much more important than the Nintendo console. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo console is just a useless box.
Johnzimbo
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February 25th, 2017 at 3:19:04 PM permalink
I could have had a 16 year old when I was 32, but I never hit on 16 so maybe not.

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