Taxi Driver Complained about Short Fare from Airport
Last edited 20/06/2019 - 15:04 by 1 other user
So I live close to an airport (about 6km away).
When I returned on my trip, I went to the taxi stand which had a long queue of taxis lined up. It was around midnight. I got into the first taxi in line and as we were driving off, I told him my destination and he just groaned and said if I told him earlier, he wouldn't have taken me because the trip is too short and he's been waiting there for hours. He wasn't aggressive but he did keep complaining and made me feel like I'm inconveniencing him. I told him if he doesn't want to take me then just send me back. He said it's too late and proceeded to drive me home. The final fee was $25.
Now, I can see where he is coming from. It obviously doesn't make sense for him economically to wait a few hours to earn what he did.
However, I was telling him what I'm supposed to do then? Go to every taxi driver and state my address and ask if they'll take me? Walk home? He didn't respond. In the end, I said I understand his annoyance but I need to get home too.
By the way, I've taken a taxi home from the airport many times and this was my first complaint.
So now I'm curious to know what everyone thinks about this? What should I do next time? Would love to hear your opinions!