Crooked cabbie

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 11:10 (85 days ago) @ Labrat

After reading though the thread IMO the headline is a bit of a misnomer.

That the Taxi was accepted with the A/C on does not make this Cabbie a "thief" and personally I think for that reason this thread should be axed.

Getting in a Taxi is always "caveat emptor". That the Cabbie was not given an "no a / c por favor" and the Cabbie charging for the A/C at the end of the fare in no way makes the Cabbie a thief.

At worst someone may view the situation as "questionable".



On several occasions, we've gotten into a cab with the A/C on and were not charged extra, since it was already on. I assume this was for the driver's comfort. If you're hot, you can request and pay for A/C. I don't believe one needs to request the A/C to be turned off, in order to pay the regular rate. It is my understanding that the A/C add-on is 5 Pesos. Since he wanted 45, he was also overcharging the regular fare by 5 Pesos. Regardless of the relatively small overcharge - in US$ - I believe this translates into thievery. BTW, I have received 2 direct e-mails describing similar attempts at charging too much by the same individual. He has - kinda - apologized and offered to return the money. I was not bitching about the money; I was bitching about the principle. Hopefully, this is the end of a long conversation, which was originally just meant as a heads-up.


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