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Postby Brah » Sat, 02 Jul 2011 10:42 pm

There is no reason, especially if you are polite and understanding about it, that you should feel bad about having to do something like this, and any decent person, taxi driver or otherwise, should man up and show some humanity about it.


Asdracles wrote:Been there, done that...

My first flight with Air Asia, I was so "innocent" that I ask a taxi driver to go to the Budget Terminal (very last minute!) just to find that I should be in Terminal 1 instead. The airport bus was not a chance (I was late!) and the taxi driver was not so happy to drive me to T1

Of course I can understand the situation, but other times instead, there is barely queue and as soon as a taxi driver reaches there with a passenger, leaves with another one and the surcharge without waiting at all. So I guess that statistically should be fair :)

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Jul 2011 10:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, you are right, I misread and then misread what I wrote. Guess it's because I've been running all over the board trying to clean up the piles of dung you've left everywhere. And I don't much like it....... [-X



Nah, it's BillyB's fault.

I not done nuffink guv

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p.s. Are you one of those Thespians?

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:43 am

poodlek wrote:Compared with other cities I've been in, on the whole I've been delighted with Singapore's taxi system. My only beef is how ridiculously hard it is to get a taxi when it's raining. Any tips on that?

Yes I agree that my only problem is when it rains heavily. I usually start calling 30 minutes before I need it, and nowadays with iPhone apps, can activate 3 calls at the same time to increase my chances (two using apps and one on dial).

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Postby BillyB » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 11:10 am

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, you are right, I misread and then misread what I wrote. Guess it's because I've been running all over the board trying to clean up the piles of dung you've left everywhere. And I don't much like it....... [-X



Nah, it's BillyB's fault.

I not done nuffink guv

x

p.s. Are you one of those Thespians?


Oi, Delia, you cheeky tw*t!

I'm having a loving and peaceful Sunday so this is for all of you :love: :kiss:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:32 pm

Wot's a Thespians? :???: Never had one of them down on the the farm I don't think.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:55 pm

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:Nah, it's BillyB's fault.
I not done nuffink guv
x
p.s. Are you one of those Thespians?


Oi, Delia, you cheeky tw*t!

I'm having a loving and peaceful Sunday so this is for all of you :love: :kiss:



A loving Sunday? Sounds fun!

SMS.... a thespian is one of those Greek ladies who indulges in the furry cup.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 1:46 pm

JR8 wrote:
SMS.... a thespian is one of those Greek ladies who indulges in the furry cup.


Speach impediment? :o

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 1:52 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:
SMS.... a thespian is one of those Greek ladies who indulges in the furry cup.


Speach impediment? :o



Well maybe. I never really understood what it meant, just what it inferred ;)

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 3:01 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:
SMS.... a thespian is one of those Greek ladies who indulges in the furry cup.


Speach impediment? :o



Well maybe. I never really understood what it meant, just what it inferred ;)


nothing wrong with a little one-on-one thespian action ;)

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Postby Tackey_Kong » Mon, 04 Jul 2011 9:45 am

well, here's my share of the story~

one morning i m suppose to go for an event site from home, thus I called for a taxi... I specifically mentioned to the operator saying I need a driver who knows my event site, as m not sure of where is it...

few mins later, i got a call from the driver, asking me where is my street as he do not know how to get there. He asked me to walk over to where he park his cab. So I did. End up he wasnt there n i call back, he say he found the place and ask me walk back to where I originally m standing.

well, tats not the end~ once I got into the cab, the driver ask me, where do i wan to go... so I say 91, Jalan Bahar~ so he repeated... okay, JurongWest Street 91... I said no... 91, Jalan Bahar is where I wanted to go~ so he kept arguing and called his station... his station told him its behind NUS... so yeah, there we go...

reaching there, he circles around as he could not find the place... as for me, i have no idea as it was my first time over to the army training site~ end up the meter bill raise... n he ask me to pay for total sum even though he cant find the place...

geez... i hate this...
when i call n requested for a driver who knows the place, i expect good service as in you'll bring me to where I wanted to go~ gosh~!
Just be happy everyday. Life goes on.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:30 am

Because "that's" is such a difficult word for some to spell.

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:10 am

Brah wrote:Because "that's" is such a difficult word for some to spell.


Geez, you're on a tear! :-P

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:39 am

poodlek wrote:
Brah wrote:Because "that's" is such a difficult word for some to spell.


Geez, you're on a tear! :-P


It seems a peculiarity (to me/us) of pronunciation.

To them:
Thais = 'Thighs'
Thighs = 'Ties'

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Postby carteki » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:14 pm

Here is the article in yesterdays rag (not the bird cage liner)
http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC110704-0000173/Let-cabbies-own-their-cabs


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