(Closed) PSA for Philadelphians (NWR)

posted 8 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not from Philly but I travel there every once in awhile.  So I decided to read this post.  Yikes!  That is scary.  I’m glad you’re alright.  I live in NYC, these things have turned ugly in a flash.  Recently they’ve become really strict about enforcing more laws and thus more sanctions on taxi drivers for their behavior and less than honest business practices.  I hope Philly follows suit, that should NOT be tolerated. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Good!  Be sure to follow up with them.  You should be informed of what actions they take against this man.   

My best-friend actually had a scare about 5 years ago.  She was leaving a bar, though hadn’t been drinking.  She told the cab driver the address she was going.  As he began to drive, she dosed off, when she woke up she realized he was about to go the wrong way.  When she corrected him, he spazzed.  He wouldn’t stop, took her to a completely different part of town, stopped the car and tried to rip her out of the car.  I assume he thought she was intoxicated but luckily she had the wherewithal to 1. sream like crazy and 2. punch him and run like the wind.  Can you imagine? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

that is terrifying! I am glad you are ok and that you are doing everything you can to make sure the propoer people are notified about the cab driver’s behavior.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

OMG. That is terrible. I used to live in Philly, and I know the scam about being double charged or charged extra on your card…happened to me like twice. One time I was a little drunk and friend put me in a cab and told the driver my address in old city (I was in center city at the time). I was on my phone and not paying attention and all of a sudden I realized I was in like, the ghetto of west philly, wayyy far away. I don’t know if my friend told him the wrong address, or he heard wrong, but I have no clue where he was going and the fare was up to $20+…I told him it was wrong and to turn around and that I didn’t have enough to afford the cab, he flipped out and dropped me off in the middle of the ghetto. Luckily I had my cell phone and was able to call for help and nothing bad happened, but yeah, cabs in Philly are sketchy! Hope things work out!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

That is so awful and scary, danadelphia. Boston cab drivers also get up to a lot of shenanigans with the credit card machines (most recently, the driver told us that he was off-duty and had only picked us up as “a favor to us,” so the machine wasn’t on and we had to pay cash–liarrrr). I hope the cab company takes care of this quickly. I’m glad you’re okay.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

OMG that is really scary but frankly doesn’t surprise me.  I HATE taking a cab in Philly, because EVERY driver gives me an attitude about using my credit card.  I can’t stand it…they are real assholes about it.  I think I need to start calling the customer service number, because this is completely ridiculous.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OMG!  I am always nervous about cabbing it by myself!  As a fellow Philly Bee, I have had my share of cab drivers screwing me over/trying to screw me over.  I used to work at a bar in Logan Square and a couple I worked with actually got attacked on a cab ride home from work one night.  The cab driver tried to rob them (we made a good chunk in tips).  The boyfriend actually beat the crap outta the cab driver and he took off.  BUT  STILL!!  Totally scary for you and I’m glad you’re okay.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ew what a jerk!  I can not believe that!  I am so glad you complained!  That cab driver should be put out of business! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Thanks for the PSA – I’m so sorry this happened to you! I’d to know which taxi company it was…so I never use them.

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