Saturday, January 21, 2006

Another Blown Call - Yellow Cab

Did you know you can arrange for a cab on yellow cab's online site? Fill out the form, tell them when and where. So I filled at the form at 8, asking for a cab at 9. Got a call about 15 minutes after sending in the form to confirm. So far, so good. Then the dreaded (ok, well I've come to dread it) phrase, "we'll call you when the cab is there." Wait. I asked for a cab at 9. Can't you just have one there at 9? Isn't 45 minutes enough lead time? I am trying to get a lot of work done before the weekend, and I can't sit by the phone to wait for that call. I just want to walk out of my office and find a cab there at 9, as I asked.

So from 8:45-9, I manage to be within earshot of my phone if it rings. No ring. So at 9, I go outside just in case. No cab. Nadda. Finally around 9:15 I decide to walk those two kinda scary blocks (hey, I'm a single gal, it's not a great neighborhood at night) to a street with more traffic, and hail a cab. Lesson learned.


At 7:14 AM, Blogger MontrĂ©al-Cheese-Driveur said...

You have to keep in mind that you're in 2006, not the cab world.

Even if they have internet, a web site and a way to reserve a cab. They,re not into it so far. They don't know what to do with and how it works. Forget it...

The phone exist since a century, so the safer way is to call. Even if you have an old vintage phone with a dial-wheel on it, don't ever worry at all. We'll find you and pick you up any where you are.

Keep on writing, I eat that blog.


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