There are taxis that take you where you want to go, and then there are taxis who refuse.
We hear a lot of stories of taxi drivers who refuse passengers, giving lame excuses like it was some sort of a memorized litany.
KAMI chanced upon this article in thedailypedia.com, where a netizen took to Facebook her dismay over Philippine taxi drivers.
Accoring to Zyra Natalie Moleta, they were headed to Commonwealth from BGC in Taguig. Despite having a pregnant woman in their group, different taxi drivers rejected them, downright refusing to provide their service.
Moleta posted accompanying videos to show how drivers turned them down, saying things like, “How much are you willing to offer?”, “Traffic is worst in that area”, “I’m just about to park now” or “That’s a pretty far place, I couldn’t pick-up passengers on my way back”.
At some point, Moleta and her group got rather impatient and tired of waiting, that they even proposed to raise their offer, just so drivers would agree. It did not seem enough for the drivers, though.
Netizens reacted, saying they felt for Zyra because they’ve been there many times, too. Having had the same experiences, they sympathized with her and suggested they just take UBER or GRAB next time, to save them the hassle.
What is it with taxi drivers refusing rides? Wasn’t this already considered “bawal”? And they drive taxis for income, right? So why do they refuse, when passengers duly pay despite going long distances?
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