Monday, April 19

The price on the meter....

This weekend gone I picked up 3 dumb blonde girls who must have been around 16 years of age each. The conversation in the car gave me the impression that none of them could afford to go out to a party but they felt they needed to and only had £30 between the 3 of them.

Part way into the journey one of the girls realised she had left a birthday card behind and asked me to turn round and go back so she could pick it up. No problem there but then she asked me if I could stop the meter and kept saying things like" Your not going to charge us for this extra bit of journey are you?"

I explained that the price on the meter is the price they pay and its not my fault that one of then had forgot the card. This didnt sink in and all 3 of them ended up demanding I turn the meter off and start the journey again once they have picked up the card.

It didnt wash with me and I carried on regardless and charged them the fare on the meter which came to £4.90p . They insisted that I should knock £2 off as I had to go back but as it want my fault I told them to take responsibility for their own actions and due to their incompetence it has now cost them more money and I am not knocking anything off the fare.

The fare was paid in full which caused the 3 girls to get out of the car trying to add up how much they could spend. One said that they had £25 left between the 3 of them so that makes £10 each for drinks and they would scrounge a lift home instead of a taxi.

Seems to me they need to learn how to do maths.


Peggy said...

That's pretty dumb but please don't say it is because they are girls. I am pretty sure that any of the guys they hang around with will be as equally challenged

NYC said...

hahaha u kno what no offense but british ppls do strange things when they land here too
in nyc most of the newyorker actually tip u double or better if they tell u to turn around and take them back. they realize and take the full responsibility.

Garry said...

I've had strange things like that in my minicab. A teenager once booked with us and dropped a pound on the floor (allegedly since I have never found that £1 since) and insisted I should knock a £1 off the fixed fare for the journey!

I told him I would if he could find the coin and hand it to me...

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