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[Oct. 2nd, 2006|01:28 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Okay, the taxi driver then. We got out of the Barbican, and a taxi with its light showing went past more or less straight away. He ummed and ahhed a bit when I said "Crouch End" but we got in, and he got most of the way there without incident. As we were coming up Stroud Green Road, I told him to turn right and head for Ferme Park Road, which he ignored and carried on up Crouch Hill. Whatever.

When we got to the middle of Crouch End, I directed him to turn right into our road, and he took no notice until we were shouting "HERE! HERE! HERE!" at him, when he turned right at the last minute and said something like "Alright, no need to shout" when there clearly had been, and I pointed out that there was apparently every need to when he kept ignoring us, which made him say "Don't talk to me like that." When he dropped us off, I paid him and added a tip - subsequent analysis suggests this may have been provocative - of 2p, which I told him was what his service justified. he didn't appreciate this, so he flung it out of the passenger side front window, and as we were walking towards the house he got out of the car and shouted "Don't fvcking walk away from me."

I turned round and started obviously making a note of his registration number at which he shouted "I'll give you my phone number if you want!" I asked him if he had a card, and he answered "I'll give you a fvcking card!" by which time we were pretty much nose to nose. At this point Angel called me away, so I left it there, but I was pretty much fuming and so wrote down his registration number as soon as I got into the house with the plan of reporting him to the taxi licensing people, as I always intend to at the time when people ignore me. Now, ICBA really, but man, what a t0sser.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2006-10-02 12:52 pm (UTC)
Black cabs drivers, publicans and printers.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-10-02 04:52 pm (UTC)
What about them? Is that the view from the moral high ground of estate agency there?
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2006-10-02 04:54 pm (UTC)
What about them?

Often a certain type of cvnt.

Is that the view from the moral high ground of estate agency there?

I'm not an estate agent.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-10-02 04:56 pm (UTC)
Letting/estates - it's a fine line really.
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From: nihilist00
2006-10-02 01:00 pm (UTC)
I used to know a black cab driver. He had a second and third home in Florida and bought a barbershop francise there. Thus I feel little need to tip at all.
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[User Picture]From: ladymissloki
2006-10-02 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my dear, please please COMPLAIN. He will have to spend a day at the licensing office explaining himself, and even if he gets away with it you'll have cost the twunt a day's wages. Hilarious, in my book.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-10-02 04:53 pm (UTC)
I had a look on the TFL page, and all I could find was how to complain about private hire people, and not black cabs. Bah.
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[User Picture]From: caramel_betty
2006-10-03 10:55 am (UTC)
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/pco/downloads/a-guide-to-taxi.pdf or the Google Cache HTML.
Commendations and complaints
Taxis
• Note the cab licence number or vehicle
registration number.
• Call the PCO on 020 7941 7800.
Private hire
• Contact the private hire operator.
• Should you not be satisfied with the outcome,
contact the PCO on 020 7941 7880 and the
matter will be investigated further.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-02 03:34 pm (UTC)
You is well hard, man.

JudyHuxtable xxx
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