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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Hi
I was just wondering of any of your experiences with wise taxi drivers.
For me personally, taxi drivers seem to give the right advice to you at the right time. They seem to know what to say and at times their words can be motivating to an individual who may not be feeling so flash. I know that this has happened to me but has anyone else had similar experiences?

Have you had any wise and inspiring taxi drivers?

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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 864 times:

Last time in Tours I had one that was so wise my Belgian colleague had to explain him how get to the customer's office  Yeah sure

UTA

[Edited 2004-12-03 11:10:27]


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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 860 times:

Many of them, you ask a few questions and they won't shut up. I probably would do the same after hearing people gripe and complain for hours on end.

Some are cool. You get a lot of drivers from PHX who are from different countries. It's often interesting for them to talk about where they are from.


User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 854 times:

You get a lot of drivers from PHX who are from different countries. It's often interesting for them to talk about where they are from.

In NYC, you get no american taxi drivers!  Wink/being sarcastic

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 853 times:

In NYC, you get no american taxi drivers!

Thats so true. I was in NYC in 2002 and I think we took a taxi at least 20 different times, and we ALWAYS got a cabbie who was from India or Pakistan..and they know the roads so well..its as if they were born there..LOL!



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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 847 times:

Springbok,
Yes, absolutely! I didn't mean my comment derrogatory in any sense or form! Of the many times I have taken a cab in NYC, I have always gotten to my destination safely, and as quickly as NYC traffic hell permitted! Big grin

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 845 times:

LHSebi,

Yeah, its amazing how the cabbies in NYC drive so fast in that traffic!

I remember in 2002, we took a cab whose driver was Pakistani. He knew exactly where our hotel was and even gave an estimate of the fare based on the route we take and the traffic! LOL..now thats amazing..and in fact our fare came so close...it was over what he had thought of...by 60 cents!!
Amazing!



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 838 times:

Thats so true. I was in NYC in 2002 and I think we took a taxi at least 20 different times, and we ALWAYS got a cabbie who was from India or Pakistan..and they know the roads so well..its as if they were born there..LOL!

Sounds like the UK! (joking people).

Actually, I have had at least two American taxi drivers in Manhattan.

Adam


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 820 times:

I don't speak Amharic, so the wisdom of my local taxi drivers is often lost on me.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 818 times:

Out here [Mumbai] they seem to know the Roads very well [Obviously].With the Traffic mess In the Evenings,Most just wait for you to ask them a question.Guess it boring with driving around the whole day without talking to people.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 808 times:

ha ! when in India I prefer rickshaws to cabs, at least they're so noisy you don't understand anything the driver is saying Big grin

UTA



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 811 times:

I'd say bar tenders give better advice. I have a good ear for English, but sometimes these cabbies in NYC really don't speak a shred of English. 'Where you go?' '71st and Columbus?' 'Ok'


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