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Q: Best and worse cab driver stories?

Best: Teaching a cab driver the words to Call Me Maybe and translating it for him

Worse: Getting kicked out all the time by black cabs when they don't believe that my house is right around the corner

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Best: Taxi driver not charging me just for being foreigner. 

 

Worst: Not yet. 

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Best: A taxi driver teaching us bad words in Chinese and us teaching him bad words in our language.

 

Worst: So many... Taxi drivers driving us around for hours on a 10 minute trip, when I was new in China.

Taxi driver keep turning up the radio because he didn't want to listen to our language.

Taxi driver screaming at us because we wanted to go to a place with too much traffic.

Taxi drivers not wanting to drive us because we are white.

 

I am sure these are all classics for all foreigners in China by now.

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got on the cab around the spring festival time and he was drunk asking me where to go............and that was a real scary experience

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Best: 2AM and the driver was kind of drunk so I actually offered to drive the taxi for safety sake.  The driver actually agreed and I drove him and my friend to our destination.  The driver kept asking us to pull up alongside other taxis so they could see the laowai driving him around.  We all had a blast and the driver actually refused to take payment when we got to where we were going.

 

Worst: In Dalian the taxi drivers will often pick up extra people while they are driving from point A to point B.  One driver actually stopped to pick up an drop off other people 7 times during my trip.  At the end, I got out of the cab and walked away without paying him.  He thought about chasing me down, but he had other people still in his cab and the place he dropped me off was right in front of a police department.  He yelled at me for a couple of minutes, then got back in his cab and drove off.

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Best: Ningbo.  The driver understood exactly what I was saying and where I wanted to go.  He used the meter, gave me a fapiao, and didn't bend me over!

 

Worst: Hangzhou.  About 11pm...the driver fell asleep at the wheel several times.  Luckily we were headed to a (relatively) sparsely populated area...so he was free to swerve anywhere he wanted!

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