Why are the Taxi drivers so rude

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Post by vbelle » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:19 pm

lol...obviously no..

dont know why he was being rude.. :(

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Post by dazzlebabe » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:21 pm

vbelle wrote:question:
am i not allowed to take taxi short distance?
it was almost midnight, high heels (of course cab driver didnt know), and would have been 25 minutes walk..
"There is no bus? why you dont just walk?"----exactly the words he said
My bad huh?
I'll remember to carry flip flop next time...

All the other taxi drivers have been very nice in Singapore though :)
Were you wearing white and had your hair long and rebonded?

:P

Some taxi drivers don't like picking up short fares if they have been in the queue for a period of time i.e Airports, Ferry Terminals etc. I suppose you just had bad luck to meet one of the 50 who give cabbies a bad name
Just me

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Post by durain » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:22 pm

once i thought the taxi driver was taking me for a ride by going the long way but it turn out the short route was jammed up. good job i kept my mouth shut during the ride.

once i got my brother visiting me. he took a taxi straight from changi. i was at the condo foyer when the taxi arrive and i thought the driver overcharged him and query the driver. but the driver produce the receipt and it was correct. i wish i kept my mouth shut!

so question to the OP, how do you know you were overcharge and by how much? what was the meter showing? did you get a receipt?

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Post by vbelle » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:24 pm

didnt got it from the Q...got the cab in the street..

just bad luck i guess...

and no...no white dress, and long rebonding hair...in which case, he wouldnt stop and speed pass me instead..lol

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Post by durain » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:29 pm

hibri2 wrote:
were you carrying durians by any chance?

:-k
been there, done that. taxi driver was moaning a bit but no issue. at least he got me home FASTER than usual! :P

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Re: Why are the Taxi drivers so rude

Post by Zeenit » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:35 pm

hibri2 wrote:
Zeenit wrote: I have complained to Trans Cabs about his overcharge and attitude.
Have anyone had similar problems?
so, let me get this right,

the attitude was that he said you live in an HDB? oh that should have really hurt your pride, eh? how he dares! :roll: specially when he is fetching you at the tanglin club

about the over charge... how much it was? S$ 20.00? S$ 30.00? and how do you know he took the long way? and by the way... over charge means he charged you more than the fare in the fares thingy... so are you saying that the fare was a number and he just threw some more dollars to it? please explain...

to answer you question, no... happily for me i dont have similar problems at all, i am quite sure of me as not to get my class pride threatened and i dont mind sometimes passing an extra dollar or two to someone who has to drive all sort of jerks all over the city and deal with their attitude...

:D
I was upset because he SHOUTED at me and also repeated the area I lived in 5 times........as if HE could not have heard correctly.
I love where I live....So I dont have an issue and I don't worry if its a HBD, or whatever. I was more concerned that his attitude would scare someone that could not stand up for themself. I Think he had a problem from where he collected me.

See I dont have any hang ups in life. I am happy and secure in my skin.
My point was he was RUDE and tried to intemidate me But

THANKS for your reply. MAYBE you related to HIM.
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Post by hibri2 » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:36 pm

vbelle wrote:lol...obviously no..

dont know why he was being rude.. :(
:-D

yah, i assumed as much... carrying durians in the middle of the night was a long shot...

generally i agree with what others have said, maybe just a rough case of a grumpy cabbie trying to get the midnight charge or just being plain rude, maybe it was the same cabbie who got scolded by the OP call :-)
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Post by hibri2 » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:39 pm

Zeenit wrote: THANKS for your reply. MAYBE you related to HIM.
using CAPS is like shouting... so... maybe you are related to him...

:-D

can you answer my questions?
how much it was? S$ 20.00? S$ 30.00? and how do you know he took the long way? and by the way... over charge means he charged you more than the fare in the fares thingy... so are you saying that the fare was a number and he just threw some more dollars to it? please explain...
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Post by hibri2 » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:44 pm

few thingies here Zeenit...

you wrote:
Zeenit wrote: I had a driver that collected me at The Tanglin Club today and argues about where I lived. He then said its only HDB there.........which is not true. This went on for about 5 minutes
and now you say:
Zeenit wrote: I was upset because he SHOUTED at me and also repeated the area I lived in 5 times........as if HE could not have heard correctly.
maybe it is me, but were those two separate incidents? or are you just lying in one of them?

please explain...
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Post by Plavt » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:50 pm

Hibri2,
Do you have to keep going on and on? Zeenit has had his/her point. Have a laugh by all means but no need to revert to psycho analysis.

Ps: Some of your posts are in the rubbish thread.:P


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Post by morenangpinay » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:53 pm

eh thank you for that life affirming moment i will forever genuflect in your presence and sprinkle flowers on the ground you walk on
Vaucluse wrote:
As for our own intellectual:
Are you saying that we cant shout profanities because of this injustice in this country?
Actually, Einstein, it both shows that you have a lack of a decent upbringing . . . and it also shows that you don't know that using profanity in public is an offence . . . not just in Singapore.
That the mere complaints of us lowly expats are not important?
Speak for yourself, but no need to denigrate yourself . . . why did this become an 'Expat vs Local' issue again? Do you get off on this stuff to prove that you are an expat, even though you may not look like one, aside from the domestic help?
That freedom to express our discontent in this tiny country is not permitted or regarded as anti-Singaporean?
Wow, you have a good imagination. So now you are saying this is an affront to your democratic principles?

Good grief!

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Post by Zeenit » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:55 pm

hibri2 wrote:few thingies here Zeenit...

you wrote:
Zeenit wrote: I had a driver that collected me at The Tanglin Club today and argues about where I lived. He then said its only HDB there.........which is not true. This went on for about 5 minutes
and now you say:
Zeenit wrote: I was upset because he SHOUTED at me and also repeated the area I lived in 5 times........as if HE could not have heard correctly.
maybe it is me, but were those two separate incidents? or are you just lying in one of them?

please explain...

Just get a life as its clear your job is not keeping you busy at all. :D :twisted:
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Post by hibri2 » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 6:25 pm

Plavt wrote:Hibri2,
Do you have to keep going on and on? Zeenit has had his/her point. Have a laugh by all means but no need to revert to psycho analysis.

Zeenit wrote: Just get a life as its clear your job is not keeping you busy at all.
jeez guys... it was good old fun to me and you really think i am doing that seriously...

ok, i get it... i wont play with the dead mouse like the little cat i want to be and yah i saw the move to the rubbish bin :-)
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Re: Why are the Taxi drivers so rude

Post by road.not.taken » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 6:44 pm

Zeenit wrote:I had a driver that collected me at The Tanglin Club today and argues about where I lived. He then said its only HDB there.........which is not true. This went on for about 5 minutes he took the long way and overcharged me.

I have complained to Trans Cabs about his overcharge and attitude.
Have anyone had similar problems?
Zeenit, do you take a lot of cabs? I think you found a bad apple, no? By and large I think they are a fairly courteous, professional lot. I have limited experience, true ~ but have only had a rude driver a few times over the years. Some teenage boys showed up at my door a few years ago ~ their taxi driver had actually physically assaulted them :o You were right to lodge a complaint, try to put it behind you and move on, I don't think its endemic.

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Post by Zeenit » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 7:00 pm

road.not.taken wrote:
Zeenit wrote:I had a driver that collected me at The Tanglin Club today and argues about where I lived. He then said its only HDB there.........which is not true. This went on for about 5 minutes he took the long way and overcharged me.

I have complained to Trans Cabs about his overcharge and attitude.
Have anyone had similar problems?
Zeenit, do you take a lot of cabs? I think you found a bad apple, no? By and large I think they are a fairly courteous, professional lot. I have limited experience, true ~ but have only had a rude driver a few times over the years. Some teenage boys showed up at my door a few years ago ~ their taxi driver had actually physically assaulted them :o You were right to lodge a complaint, try to put it behind you and move on, I don't think its endemic.

As we live very close to a MRT station so that is my preferred mode of transport. But not today as I am not well.

I agree that in the year we been here I have never encountered being Shouted at as I was.
I complained because I did not want someone else to experience what I had today. I did not mention that overcharge as it was not important compare to his manner.

So thank for your post. I never believed that I would be attcked as I was on this forum. makes my taxi drive mild in comparsion. :o
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