A selfish, self-absorbed and egotistical passenger in a Yellow Cabs taxi didn’t ask ‘busy drive’ when he was in the taxi.
34 year old Pete Bowen from St Thomas got in the taxi at Swansea Train Station and had plenty of opportunity to adhere to passenger etiquette, but shamelessly flouted the rules.
Taxi driver Rob Gray said: “The best part of the fare is when the passenger asks me if I’ve been busy. I wouldn’t do the job if I couldn’t explain how there’s too many taxis in Swansea nowadays to earn a living out of it. Or say ‘so, so. Peaks and troughs’.
“I had my doubts when he sauntered towards the cab, he had a man bag for starters and when I looked down he had loafers on but wasn’t wearing any socks.
“He got in and said he wanted to go to Balaclava Street, I gave it the standard 20 seconds of awkward silence and broke it by clearing my throat, but he started telling me about his website company.
Pete said: “I wanted to talk to someone, anyone, everyone, about my SEO business but the driver seemed weirdly uninterested in what I was saying.
“He was a better driver than social butterfly. Marginally mind you, he didn’t notice lots of the red lights or pedestrians.”
Gray continued: “I was a bit lost for words, partly because I always though B2B sales was something to do with peddling legal highs. But mainly because I wanted to tell the story about Tuesday fares are always a bit rubbish.”
Pete added: “When I’m paying £7 to get to somewhere I could probably walk to I expect to be able to offload on someone. I don’t want to talk about how the closure of Mecca bingo has had a detrimental effect on taxi income, taxis which will be driverless at some point might I add.”
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