evehow wrote:And this is enough to rile you up? You must be bored living here.
No, I do not have to give directions down to the last street. Taxi drivers prefer passengers to direct them to avoid disputes. And unless the driver is a newly licensed one, telling them the main route (BKE, PIE etc) is usually sufficient. Most of them time they can connect the dots and figure out the turns themselves.
Some of them may have trouble in the housing estates and I do not blame them because I get confused too even as a Singaporean!
Me riled ? oh no .. and I don't get mad if the meter goes up by a $ or so, as you say you can save by 'giving directions' and I rather save the trouble of 'guiding' the driver .. and bored ?? No way .. with your types trying to defend something .. it is INTERESTING ..
Maybe you are lucky and smart enough that drivers don't need so much directions .. you lucky one ..
Ok, now, when i get out of the airport, I say "Hougang Avenue 8" what should I tell the driver next ? I am just curious as to your 'directions' vs .. saying "take me to hougang avenue 8" ..
Well, sometime ago, there was a local tv show about the same subject .. where the actress gets into a taxi and says "take me to Mediacorp" the driver goes "which way you want me to go "
The actress goes "surprise me .. "
The driver goes "which way you want me to surprise you ? PIE, BKE, KJE, CTE, AYE or any other way ?? "
Something is lost there right ?