As promised earlier… here’s what Alice and myself saw while on our way to town…

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People, people everywhere! Where are the taxis? Ain’t the surcharges suppose to mean that there will be cabs now? Darn.

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Some taxis come and go… but the queue still seems to grow. Rain, rain go away, come again another day, many people want to pay play.

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Aiks! Isn’t that a taxi? No! Make it two! Oh wait, the first taxi is on call using a manual sign (because it doesn’t have one of those electronic ones that light up on the top). Hmm… but the driver is waiting for his passenger in the rain?! Duh… How about the other one behind? That’s on call too?! Gee… I didn’t know it’s common practice and sense to wait for your passengers in the rain. Guess they will just have to get themselves drenched and wet – doesn’t matter that they will be dirtying your cab. After all, you can save a few cents of petrol waiting just there. Oh, you mean you are letting your engine run idly? Bad taxi driver, badddddd taxi driver!

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Finally, the taxi driver decides to move. Hmm… isn’t he supposed to be waiting for his passenger in the tain? Oh, it’s 5:00pm already! Great… now everyone can get their cabs. Oh shucks! You mean’s CBD surcharge of $3.00 and 35% surcharge on metered fare?!?!

Damn these drivers. Black sheep of the lot!



Reader's Comments

  1. gnayenelrahc | December 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Obviously the increase of surcharge to motivate taxi drivers to pick up passengers in town area is NOT working at all. Hope comfort realise how stupid their suggestion is. Many taxi drivers are still waiting for on call passengers which can bring them more revenue.

    Why not just REMOVE the on-call charges? So that the taxi drivers will not wait for on-call passengers. But there might be pros and cons for that. Any better suggestion?

  2. km80 | December 18th, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Haha u should took some videos from the whole process.

    A picture speaks a thousand words, but a video speaks a million pictures… =D

  3. zeezzen | December 18th, 2007 at 11:07 am

    http://www.xin.sg/news.php

    News video reported by Channel 8. Can take a look.

  4. timberland | March 3rd, 2014 at 10:40 am

    http://www.upitoscana.it/admin/timberland/

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