Crystal (thegully) wrote in bad_service,

Took a cab home from a bar. I am very specific about the route home. Xx street down to the Brooklyn Bridge to this highway to this street. Apparently, I am not specific enough. There is an entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge on Chambers St. The cab driver passed Chambers instead of turning to the bridge so I thought he was going around the park because maybe the chambers street entrance was closed. We get to the other entrance and that is closed. I could see cars on the bridge, meaning the entrance we should have taken was open.

We then got stuck in traffic trying to drive towards an alternate entrance. Traffic was at a standstill. I ask the cab driver how far we are from the entrance. The driver ignored me. I asked again and he got an attitude. He also asked me what I wanted and called me baby. My husband got pissed and started to say something but I cut him off (I was pissed and ready to fight my own battle at that point) and told the driver not to call me baby. I asked why he didn't take the entrance that was open and he got mad and said he didn't know what I was talking about and what was he supposed to do? He also tried to tell me the Chambers Street entrance is closed even though I could see cars entering from there. We exchanged words because he was pissed that I pointed out he was costing us more money on the meter and he had taken a longer route than was necessary. We told him we were getting out, paid the fare (no tip of course), walked to the entrance he should have taken and got a cab there.
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