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BANGKOK 18 March 2019 20:33
gppower

Altercation with a taxi driver

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Rule number 1.

Always rent near a bts so you don't have to deal with taxi scum

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14 hours ago, gppower said:

...but it was a matter of principle.

 

Whenever you hear this...it’s usually describing a course of action that doesn’t otherwise make a lot of sense.

 

 

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If you call that walked all over you have a lot to learn.At least the op walked away from it,win.
Of course there is a line for everyone but this is not it.
A few baht is not worth getting hurt over.
 


Do you decide where everyone’s line is?

This and many other instances are blatantly because they’re afraid to stand up for themselves.

They will continue to be walked over in their lives.

Up to them ( as they say )


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Now I know why so much taxi drivers try to rip off farangs. Almost 70-80% of the replies wanna pay the rip off for not have problems, no waiting time, , .... WoW!!!
It's a almost perfect win win for the taxi driver!!!
 

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Pay him and just let it go.  I think everyone gains a few years of our life if we can lessen the stress and anger.

Any altercation with someone who has less to lose usually turns out bad for us especially being non-Thai.

 

Reporting it wouldn't do much good as it wasn't really a blatant offense but rather lack of communication skills (him in English, you in Thai).

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7 hours ago, madmen said:

Rule number 1.

Always rent near a bts so you don't have to deal with taxi scum

 

????  🤔  A great rule when you are taking a taxi cos you are nowhere near the BTS !!!... 

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It sounds like one of the typical 'frustrations' experienced by foreigners living in a country where they do not speak the local language. Although it did also sound as if you didn't know where you were heading, i.e. the name of the destination is usually helpful.

 

Yaek 3 doesn't mean much at all if it doesn't exist. Sukhumvit Soi 56 will have a sub soi yes but it wouldn't necessarily be called a 'yaek' as you described, hence the confusion.

 

Also didn't you have Google maps with you, it might have been useful?

 

In this instance pay the man and get a motorbike taxi to help you after locating the name of the location (or soi number even) that you want to travel to.

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1 minute ago, Suradit69 said:

so that others sitting at home in their bedsits can tell you how..

Speak for yourself, I'm sat in my private villa.

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20 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

When the taxi driver is being a tool, speak to him like he's a tool !!!!... 

Hey wrench,  turn left in 50 metres nah krup... You bloody wrench.. 😁

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1 minute ago, Naamblar2014 said:
20 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

When the taxi driver is being a tool, speak to him like he's a tool !!!!... 

Hey wrench,  turn left in 50 metres nah krup... You bloody wrench.. 😁

 

No need for the swearing... :giggle:

 

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tool

 

 

 

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A great deal of keyboard warriors on this subject advocating retaliation and “kicking ass”. 

Before you do you might want to cast your mind back to this https://tastythailand.com/american-killed-by-thai-taxi-driver-for-refusing-to-pay-53-cent-fare/

 

Most taxi drivers carry some sort of weapon in their car; anything from a machete to a gun, so before you get all brave and alpha on them, just ask yourself this - is my life worth 100 baht?

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