I'm so upset just thinking about what happened today.
This is a ranting post so if you don't like to listen to people either whine or rant please scroll down or exit!
I was having such an awesome day today - good eyebrow day, school presentation went well, had fun with my friends... and then on the way to MBS, I just had the bad luck to get a really mean taxi driver.
Trust me when I say I've met almost every kinda taxi driver. I cab almost everyday cos I am really lazy to walk (not being a princess, just being a sloth) and often I like to wear painful shoes or carry heavy things and my small body can't carry much.
I've had experiences with the taxi drivers who talk a lot, about the government, about bad business... taxi drivers who are very nice, drive really quickly and don't mind to forget the extra 20 or 40 cents fare when I don't have coins... taxi drivers who can be a little cheeky and talk and ask a lot about me.... and on a few occasions I've had them even offer to drive me where I wanna go without paying! I remember one who sent me home from Zouk and because I had cried when I just got on the cab, he talked to me and told me jokes and told me it was his 'honour' to send a 'pretty girl' like me home and all that matters is I got home safe. He said I reminded him of his daughter and didn't have any ill intentions.
Just my luck today to meet a taxi driver who was so horrible!!!!
Just thinking about it makes me fuming mad!
I had told him specifically to go by ECP, and to exit the first exit.
He didn't, and went a REALLY big round, all the way to the Marina South area. When asked why, he told me he was 'trying to avoid the jams' for me cos he assumed I didn't know that there would be a jam. A FAVOUR, FOR ME?!!?!? There wasn't even a jam coming from the east side, and as a cab driver, you are supposed to go by the route your customer asks you to go by. I kept quiet but he continued shouting saying I don't know the route. I was definitely very angry by then so I told him I would let his company know about this issue.
He continued shouting, arguing, and when I got off the cab, he got off and continued to shout at me and told everyone who was standing there that I 'don't know anything but still want to act like I'm smart" and I am an 'unreasonable person' in Mandarin. So many people were looking, and it would hold up the queue, so I chose to walk off.
Let me stress that I paid him the fare and simply told him not to do this to others again but he was angry because he claims he was avoiding the jam for me and I told him that it was wrong and not to do it to other people.
I'm not a stingy person and those few dollars aren't what I am unhappy about - it was the way that he did his job and how he treated me was terribly bad.
A grown man, an uncle, shouting at me.... I am so small in real life, ok?! My family/friends were so angry upon hearing my story... they said thank God he didn't follow me in or physically harm me but I think whatever happened already was bad enough.
The office was closed but I will be calling tomorrow to lodge a complain. Something I wish I didn't have to do but feel like I really should because if he can do this to me, I'm sure he could do it to a lot of other people.