• my taxi story..

    From August Abolins@1:153/757.2 to All on Sat Jun 12 09:50:20 2021
    The last few days I'm relegated to taking a taxi to get home and get back into town.

    Thurs evening, Fri morning and evening taxi rides were $20 flat rate, between both taxi businesses. I can tolerate that. But this morning my ride into town was metered.. and ended up being $26. Slowing down behind slow traffic did not help. WTF. Im going to have ask the driver to simply let me out at the $20 point.
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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to August Abolins on Sun Jun 13 19:12:48 2021
    On 12/06/21 13:50, August Abolins -> All wrote:
    The last few days I'm relegated to taking a taxi to get home and get
    back into
    town.

    Thurs evening, Fri morning and evening taxi rides were $20 flat rate, between
    both taxi businesses.  I can tolerate that.  But this morning my ride into town
    was metered.. and ended up being $26.  Slowing down behind slow traffic did not
    help.  WTF.  IÆm going to have ask the driver to simply let me out at the $20
    point.

    Don't you have Uber on your area?

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Flavio Bessa on Sun Jun 13 18:37:00 2021
    Hello Flavio Bessa!

    ** On Sunday 13.06.21 - 19:12, Flavio Bessa wrote to August Abolins:

    Don't you have Uber on your area?

    Nope.

    I live in rural country.

    Only two licensed taxi services in town.

    I could call a friend, and pay them (same thing as an uber)
    LOL. But don't want to impose.
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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to August Abolins on Mon Jun 14 10:55:49 2021
    On 13/06/21 19:37, August Abolins -> Flavio Bessa wrote:
    Hello Flavio Bessa!

    ** On Sunday 13.06.21 - 19:12, Flavio Bessa wrote to August Abolins:

     FB>> Don't you have Uber on your area?

    Nope.

    I live in rural country.

    Only two licensed taxi services in town.

    I could call a friend, and pay them (same thing as an uber)
    LOL.  But don't want to impose.

    Wow! Well, in that case I think you will have to let the driver
    know that he will need to drop you off when the fare reaches 20.

    That happened to me quite often before Uber arrived here...

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Flavio Bessa on Tue Jun 15 07:48:00 2021
    Hello Flavio Bessa!

    ** On Monday 14.06.21 - 10:55, Flavio Bessa wrote to August Abolins:

    I live in rural country.

    Only two licensed taxi services in town.

    I could call a friend, and pay them (same thing as an
    uber) LOL.  But don't want to impose.

    Wow! Well, in that case I think you will have to let the
    driver know that he will need to drop you off when the
    fare reaches 20.

    That happened to me quite often before Uber arrived here...

    I think people create their own independent "ubers" anyway. It
    wouldn't be too hard using any social media app that already
    exists. Besides, car-pools have been around a long time, and
    still exist too.

    When I was in university, many students posted requests for
    rides out of the city to get home - especially during long
    weekends or holidays.

    I offered some rides myself. I was about 200km from home, and
    could accommodate drop-offs in a couple of cities enroute to
    my home. It was pretty cool to get some $s to cover fuel
    expences.

    This lovely scene greeted me yesterday morning as I was waiting
    for my taxi ride. I should have probably just borrowed one of
    the equus caballus models right in front of me:

    https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/h2-IMG_20210614.jpg
    https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/h3-IMG_20210614.jpg

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