Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Calling a Cab -- But Where is it Going?

Since I started this blog, my friends are always giving me taxi experience stories. I try and get them to blog it, but they don't seem to be that teachable ;).

The latest is my friend Kari, who called for a cab to take her to the airport. She lives on Wisconsin Avenue, in a building that is at least a 1/2 block off of the street. So for a treat, she decided to give herself a treat and call for a cab so she didn't have to drag her suitcases all the way out into the curb.

She called Diamond cab and gave them her address. Fortunately, the girl on the phone repeated the address, which reversed the numbers of Kari's building and put it on Connecticut Ave., not Wisconsin. Kari corrected her and went to wait for the cab. And wait. And wait. After 20 minutes she decided to give up and hauled her stuff out to the street to flag a cab. We're both wondering if some poor driver ended up at that reverse address on Connecticut, wondering where the fare was.


At 11:14 AM, Blogger wil said...

That one sounds like a dispatch error. The call taker screwed up

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Mad Cabbie said...

Diamond is a cheap ass establishment which is run with retarded freaks who do not reinvest in the company. They don't even have $400 dell computer for order entry, so since they don't want to spend some money, the quality of staff they hire is pretty much zero, they are fresh out from DC jail. Tell your fiend, in the future when she make a reservation, to call right after midnight. The crew who work the grave yard shift have been together for years hiding from the law enforcement.

At 10:41 PM, Blogger 3dub said...

Tell her to call Yellow Cab. They do a great job of getting out their Airport work.

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Mad Cabbie said...

3dub, you know how many calls we run that yellow couldn't cover?

At 2:02 PM, Blogger MJ06 said...

Whats Diamonds fleet and whats Yellows and D.C.taxi driver you are a driver for Diamond right?


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