Taxi Rates

by jay @, Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:52 (416 days ago) @ karenanddick

If you're not sure of the fare then asking before you get in is the best policy. But if you know the correct fare then I think there's a better way. Instead of asking and allowing the driver to set the rate, right or wrong, you set the rate straight off. "Centro. 85 pesos, si?" At that point it becomes very difficult psychologically for even a dishonest driver to contradict you if he knows you're right. And even if he still wanted to cite a higher fare it would lead to a confrontation, which might not end well, and would certainly affect his tip. These are all the calculations he now has to make. Much easier for him to just admit that "Si. 85 pesos." is correct.

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