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Checker Cab Informative - Mean Taxi Drivers - Taxi Ride To Target

Review by skiamia51 on 2010-10-31
ANCHORAGE, ALABAMA -- Can't believe what happened. we called taxi right? to go to target. I immediately told dispatch that I had an MRI today & we never made it to the bank. I always asked if they would take quarters 4 a $ 10 ca bride. Dispatch said OK, we real loyal customers.

We made it to target and as my husband was counting the $, this employee told my husband that they don't accept change & that he had no time for this. I told him that I called the manager & asked if it was ok. He stated he was never told. He then told us to GET out. Of course I told him no probs it stinks in here. Customers heard him @ target & thought he ripped us off. I then called the manager, I just had a procedue done a hospital & we always respectful & always tip 15%. They know us, we good & friendly customers. I gotta call AND.com on Monday. I feel he stereotyped us. I did tell manager this will be in the paper. My daddy always taught me to respect all ppl but this employee needed something imp said. you know I worked in customer service for yrs, customers come first, they pay the salary.

OMG, never been so dissed by cab driver in NYC or Boston. My god I was near tears in Target. I feel this act was total disrespect of older ppl.
Comments:49 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-11-01
Posted by Alain on 2010-10-31:
Make sure the manager communicates with the cab driver next time to avoid this sort of problem.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
I, for one, would like to know if the OP has ever paid for cab fare with quarters in the past. I know they asked dispatch first, but it would never occur to me to offer that as payment.

Why throw in what the Target customers thought (how would you know?), the fact that the cab stunk, the perceieved stereotyping, and the mention of this event making it in the paper?
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-10-31:
Are you stating your total bill was $10.00 and you attempted to pay the driver with $9.00 in bills and $1.00 in quarters and he wouldn't accept the quarters? This is really strange if I understood your complaint correctly. I can appreciate a business not wanting to take a sack full of change if it has to be counted out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Hothead, So because they were paying in quarters, which the manager at the cab company says was okay, gives the driver the right to be rude and disrespectful to their patrons? ummm...no. She said other target customers were listening. It would make sense if this cabbie was screaming and hollaring at them outside the store.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Consider stocking up on coin wrappers and rolling the quarters if this is a common and oft - used method of paying. It would be easier and more convenient for you and the taxi driver.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Prince, please point out where the OP said the cabbie was screaming and hollering.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
"Customers heard him @ target & thought he ripped us off" which would make me believe that the man was screaming and hollaring.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
well its better than blaming the OP for the cabbies rude behavior.
Posted by yoke on 2010-10-31:
Since quarters are legal tender the cabbie was out of line.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Yes, the cabbie was out of line for giving the OP a free ride.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
exactly. If the cabbie didnt want to accept my money, I would have gladly gotten out of the car with my quarters, as he told me to do.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Where does it say in the review that the OP got a free ride? It says she thinks the cabbie ripped her off.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Where does it say the OP paid for the ride?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Well if they say that they think the cabbie ripped them off, then obviously that would mean they PAID.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
I disagree. "Customers heard him @ target & thought he ripped us off"

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Right. that means that they paid.
Posted by yoke on 2010-10-31:
If the cabbie refused her money then the OP should get a free ride. It's not as if the OP did not offer to pay.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Right. The OP offered to pay in quarters. The cab driver refused and told them to get out = free ride.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Well you think what you want, and I thinkwhat I want. I still think the cabbie was rediculous and unprofessional. Great review, OP.
Posted by yoke on 2010-10-31:
hothead, if the OP got a free ride it was due to the cabbie refusing to accept his money. Can't blame that on the OP. Quarters is legal tender and the cabbie had no reason not to accept it.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-10-31:
If this had ever occurred with me, I would have graciously accepted the quarters. Being a cabbie, you run across people who have had all kinds of experiences, and I can understand not getting to a bank prior to going to Target. As pointed out, quarters are legal tender for all debts public and private.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
I wonder if Target accepts loose quarters.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
I use cabs to get around all the time. And a few times had to give some quarters to pay my fare the cabbie didn't mind at all.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Don't see why they wouldn't Hot.
Posted by yoke on 2010-10-31:
hot, yes Target does. I was just there and used $3.00 in quarters towards my total. Nothing was said that I could not and was thanked. Why would anyone not accept change as tender?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
You know, I ccan understand if you are trying to buy 30-40 dollars worth of something and try paying with quarters. Thats a little excessive. but paying in quarters for a few dollars, or even 10 dollars is not THAT excessive. Now PENNIES on the other hand.....
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
10 dollars is 40 quarters. Thats not a WHOLE lot.
Posted by Ben There on 2010-10-31:
While I agree the cabbie should have taken the quarters, I also know these drivers use the same bills to give change. As a frequent cab rider, I would be so mad if a cab driver gave me a roll of quarters as change. What am I going to do with that?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
ask someone if they dont mind getting back a roll of quarters as change. Someone may like it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Someone may hate it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Thats why you ask them. If they dont want to take it, then give them regular change.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-31:
My supermarket gladly accepts coins. I've done it many times when my pockets were full.

The driver should have accepted the change, especially since the OP cleared it with the dispatcher. I think he was being ornery and unreasonable and made an unnecessary spectacle of the whole thing.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
What was the driver being unreasonable about? He unwittingly gave them a FREE cab ride. I'll bet he asks the next customer what their method of payment will be...
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Hothead, how do you know the OP got a free ride? The cap driver may have told them to get out AFTER she gave him the change. I have qa feeling the cabbie accepted the change and then copped the attitude afterwards.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Prince, great. When the OP comes back, they can clear it up for us :)
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-31:
If the driver refused to accept the change, then it was his choice to give them a free ride. If he did accept the coins, then there was no reason for him to make a scene. The OP not only cleared it with the dispatcher but also gave the driver an explanation. Assuming the OP doesn't do this on a regular basis, I think the driver was being unreasonable.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
This is making a scene?

"He then told us to GET out"

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
making a scene means other people noticed it. Which the OP also says. "Customers heard him @ target & thought he ripped us off" Which not only says that people heard him, but that the OP in fact PAID him if they thought he ripped them off.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
"Customers heard him..." How does the OP know this? Had a discussion with random customers after getting out of the cab?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-31:
Possibly.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-31:
I don't think it's hard to figure out when someone is making a scene. It usually starts with people staring.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-10-31:
"He stated he was never told. He then told us to GET out. "
"thought he ripped us off. "


If he didn't accept your payment and kicked you out... how were you ripped off?

Sure he made you feel angry but... if he didn't charge you, then you weren't ripped off.

I mean... how can you "rip someone off" when you don't charge them?
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-31:
Pepper, the OP isn't saying they were ripped off. That's what it looked like to the customers who heard what was going on.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-10-31:
wonder if the OP bothered letting them know that they weren't being ripped off?

just thinking that... you can't really quote other customers as "witnesses" if the other customers were allowed to believe false information.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-31:
I think the OP was just trying to point out that the incident attracted attention.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-10-31:
"I feel he stereotyped us."....uh by doing what exactly?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-01:
I have a large jar of pennies and a low tank of gas. This post gives me an idea...
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-11-01:
you may have to roll the coins first though.

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