Sunday, July 9

Pub or Home

It was a slow Sunday with few rural runs but two jobs stand out from today.
The first was from Walney Island, I got to the address and was waiting for a minute or two when a guy walked down the garden path towards the car, then he stopped and went back inside presumably to answer his phone which had started to ring. I seemed to be for waiting ages after that and so I blew the horn, just then another car pulled up behind me and also sounded his horn. Then I spied the guy sneaking out of the house and he then actually climbed over the hedge and into next doors garden to use their gate to make his getaway. What I think happened was that his mates had rung him and offered him a lift instead of paying for a taxi and he was too spineless to tell me and then maybe have to pay the no pick up fee. All to save a couple pounds, I hope he ripped his pants and gets a dodgy kebab for supper. But still all it took was a call to the office and when he rings next time hard luck the computer won’t send him a cab he’s on the banned list.
The last job of the day was from a pub in Dalton and when the couple finally come out and get in the cab they both say different destinations,” Which one first” I asked no he said” just the one we’re going home” “oh no we are not she says we’re going to the Railway pub”. This went on back and forth between them and got increasingly heated, now then which one do you listen to? After a minute or two I worked out that the guy was the more sober of the two and took them home, with the women getting more and more abusive to him I was glad when they got out, but as I drove away I could still hear her shouting that she wanted to go to the pub from a few hundred yards down the street.


Joann said...

Another trick that they will do is to call more than one taxi company and then take the first to arrive. For that they get on the banned list. We even alert the other taxi services so that none of us pick up the jerks.

Mark said...

no doubt when he calls he'll swear blind that it wasn't him!

bob said...

Joann well I wish that our local cab companys would copoperate like that, we get the ones that phone a few taxi firms as well.
Mark no doubt about that it will be his brother or someone but never him.