Here are some short stories from the people who answer the phones in the taxi office I work for, this I have put the header of, they walk amongst us. These are actual calls and do make you wonder how some people survive in life.
These stories are from Christmas time, this and New Years eve is the only time of year that we put our fares up, we charge double time.
Office “Evening taxi’s”
Customer “Hello, what rate are you charging on Christmas day?”
Office” Its double time”
Customer “Well my fare is normally £4, how much will that be on double time?”
Office “Erm… Just a second, I’ll work that out for you…. Right, 4 plus 4 equals erm, eight, so that would be £8”
Customer “And my fare for the journey home is £4 how much will that be?”
Office “I’ll just calculate that for you too, right so 4 plus 4 would again equal eight I think, so erm, that would also be £8”
Customer “Ok thanks for your help goodbye”
Office “Bye”…….. ‘God its going to be a long night’.
Approximately twenty minutes later that same evening…………..
Office “Hello taxis”
Caller “Hello, you couldn’t do us a favour could you?”
Office “That would depend on what exactly the favour is”
Caller “Could you tell the taxi driver who is watching me and my boyfriend having sex, to stop watching us please?”
Office “Erm…. yer ok, consider it done!”
Caller “Thank you, bye”
Office “Ok bye now”
Even later that same evening…………………….
Caller “What’s the rate on New Year’s Eve?”
Office “Its double time”
Caller “How much will it be to Liverpool?”
Office “It’s about £40”
Caller “There and back?”
Office “No, sorry that’s one way, it would be about £80 there and back”
Caller “Would any of your drivers do it for £10?”
Office “Yer sorry still here, you want us to take you to Liverpool for £10 when it would cost £40”
Caller “No I want you to take me there and back for £10”
Office “Sorry but you’ve got no chance”
Caller “I’m a single parent and can’t afford taxi fares”
Office “Well why are you ringing a taxi firm then?”
Caller “Because I need to go out on New Year’s Eve, and I haven’t been out all year”
Office “We picked you up last week from the pub”
Caller” Are you going to do it or what?”
Caller “I’m going to report you for being prejudice towards single parents”
Phone goes dead
Office ‘I’ve still got 7 hours of my shift to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’