Gemma (iamnotgemma) wrote in bad_service,

I went to a school reunion this weekend. It was held in a village near to where I went to school, but I'm really unfamiliar with the village (I think I'd been driven through it a couple of times as a kid).

So I got off the train (8.30 at night, really dark, no street lights on the roads) and called a taxi. Which went like this:

Me: Hi, I'd like a taxi from this station to this pub please
Taxi operator: It's only round the corner, love *hangs up*

Which left me wandering around in the dark for 5 minutes until I found a corner shop to ask for directions in. I hadn't looked up the walking directions beforehand (which now I'm feeling stupid for not doing) because I knew it would be dark and a quite quiet place, so I had a taxi number on my phone.

I'm really angry at the taxi company. I know a lot of people don't care about walking around alone at night, but I think I'm quite an anxious person and feel really uncomfortable doing that, especially when I have no clue where I'm going. Also hate being patronisingly called "love".

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