This has happened to me quite a number of times already:
"Uncle, this junction turn right, please."
"Turn left ah?"
If you ask me, the way humans are behaving these days, I'm actually kindda inclined to say that animals lives are more precious than humans. At least animals don't go around intentionally killing each other to satisfy their own ego.
but aww, thats quite a sweeping statement.. animals DO attack when fighting over territory. isnt that a matter of ego too?
Lets be fair to the cabbies.
They are driving the manual 2.4L disel engine.
Light footed, the engine is not responsive, and you feel it is too slow.
Press a little bit more, the engine gives you the famous pull at low rpm. You feel the dirver is a bit rackless.
1 km can have three traffic lights, so it is natrual for you to feel nausea.
Last edited by Silence Sky; 9th December 2008 at 10:37 PM.
We should get animals to drive taxis! LOLZ!
Their livelihoods depend on how many passengers they can pick up during the rush hours, which only last for two to three hours per shift.
Think about the rental and the gas they have to pay. At least $120 per day.
If they fall sick, still have to pay the rental. Does this explain the behaviour?
The entrances of car parks are famous places for Human to hail and alight from a taxi.
What do you think of this action?
Anyways, we're off topic.
Back on topic, it seems many cabbies claim on the one hand that their livelihood depends on picking up passengers and that during peak hours, they only have 2-3 hours max, as canew put it. So how is it they can conveniently disappear at around 11pm and miraculously appear after midnight? All those I've seen, almost always have the green light on but are on the outter lanes, especially in town.
when driver chit chat on ear piece with his chick!!! I just so wary that more of his blood flow is diverted to his dick than his brain...
The older taxi drivers pump the accelerator because in the old days, the meter fare was based on fuel used rather than distance travelled. Therefore by pumping the gas they drove the meter fare higher. I guess it is just a case of 'old habits die hard' since these days they are just wasting gas and making their passengers uncomfortable.
Other bad habits of taxi drivers:
Falling asleep at the wheel. I have had to wake up two drivers who have nodded off - this is truly scary as they could possibly have killed me.
Stopping abruptly to pick up passengers - I have seen many an accident caused by this. Just putting on the hazard lights seems to mean you can break every rule in the Highway Code.
Reading the paper whilst driving - aiyo
Changing lanes without indicating
the list is probably endless....