The Taxi Thread

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The Taxi Thread

Postby Incubus » 22 May 2012, 16:12

We have an MRT thread, a bus thread, so why not a taxi thread?

I take the cab about 3 to 7 times a week. While most of the cabbies I come across are nice people, there's always a few bad apples. One thing I can't stand is not stopping at where I ask the driver to stop. "See the fire hydrant coming up? Stop right there." But instead of stopping at the hydrant, he lets his cab roll another 15 feet or so, and invariably, you hear another beep from the meter. :fume:
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby California » 22 May 2012, 23:09

Taxis are a good way to get from point A to point B. :whistle:
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby Incubus » 23 May 2012, 10:20

California wrote:Taxis are a good way to get from point A to point B. :whistle:

Yeah, except when the driver takes you to points C and D before dropping you off at point B.
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby TheGingerMan » 23 May 2012, 10:43

I despise taking a taxi in Taipei, or any city. Unless it's a inter-city haul, wherein there will be some haggling. Otherwise there is far too much banter and/or shenanigans. Much rather call one of those private Taxis, or a known rural family unit, for a straight up fare, with more than ample eye-batting at certain indiscretions.
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby PigBloodCake » 23 May 2012, 10:50

Geez, I need money to feed my family. Can't get a job and so...sigh...off we go driving a cab.

Oh look, a long-nose. Ka'ching!

Me: Where you want go? [let me press the meter now...hehehe]
Long-nose: Please take me to Taipei Main Station.
Me: Huh?
Long-nose: Tai-Bei-Cher-Zan [what a douchebag]

Oh, 台北車站. Hmm....instead of going straight on 忠孝東路, I'll just do a right on 復興北路...get really close to the airport before making a left on 民權西路...go all the way until I hit 承德路 and then make a left....go all the way and.....voila. 台北車站.

On the way to 台北車站:

Long-nose: Are you sure this is the way? [this guy must be milking me]
Me: Huh? Me no Engoolisu. [shit...he's getting suspicious]
Long-nose: Aren't we suppose to go straight on Zhongxiao East Road? [goddamn it! This asswipe is really milking me alive]
Me: No-no-no. This-this-this [continue to point straight even though I'm already on 復興北路]
Long-nose: Sigh................

At 台北車站:

Long-nose: What the F! $250 NT?
Me: Yeah, two-five-lero.
Long-nose: [what a fucking asshole...man, if I weren't a foreigner, I woulda beat the living crap outta this fucker]

Yeah! Another sweet $250 NT for my little young'uns and some bin-lan (and check out some bin-lan babes as well :thumbsup: ).
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby Deuce Dropper » 23 May 2012, 11:29

Cabs here are fabulous.

-they are insanely cheap
-they get you where you need to be in a hurry
-they've fucked off a bit on forcing the seatbelt issue :thumbsup:
-they'll fuck off if you don't want to chat

Anyone who complains about cabs here is being a dick. HOWEVER, every once in a while you get a right prick of a driver, but remember, road rage in TW is miserable. If I am running errands and in my car for more than two hours I wanna kill a muthafakka, afford cabbies the same empathy.
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby headhonchoII » 23 May 2012, 11:45

Taipei cabs are great, outside of Taipei less so, due to influence of gangsters and also much higher fares. Can't believe Taipei cabs are still so cheap!
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby Puppet » 23 May 2012, 17:31

To save from that extra 5 NT, just say, "Here. OK. $110?" (Or whatever the meter says).

You'll be surprised how quickly they fail to keep going.

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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby Super Hans » 23 May 2012, 19:01

How do I get a refund on my taxis?
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It's such a lonely ride...
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Re: The Taxi Thread

Postby ceevee369 » 23 May 2012, 19:16

A-Fu's own thread ! Marvelous

Love the Taxis with the big lilies inside as receiving more than once a "discount" - when the meter says 105 NTD for example.
Love the fact the driver changes the music, starts playing with the Airco to have the ideal foreigner-like temperature

Hate the ones when you open the door, the garlic or bin-lang smell hits you as a hammer.
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I’m a shrugging moustache wearing a speedo tuxedo
I’m a movie with no plot, written in the back seat of a piss powered taxi
I’m an imperial armpit, sweating Chianti
I’m a toilet with no seat, flushing tradition down
I'm socialist lingerie
I'm diplomatic techno
I'm gay pastry and racist cappuccino
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