Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the bubble is back. The bubble mentality is back.
I had reserved a taxi for this morning to take me to the airport, and the guy apparently had some beef with me (I always call Yellow Cab) from a previous experience with me forcing him to accept credit cards.
So this guy calls me that he is at the leasing office, and not at my building. I told him that the code to enter my building is such-and-such and that he should come to my building and I would be down in 5 minutes.
What he did next is unbelievable and left me absolutely stunned. He raised his voice and said ‘No, if you want to go to the airport, you come to the leasing office’. I said, somewhat curtly, ‘No, every week the taxi comes to my building, and I am not going to walk all the way to the leasing office today’.
And then he erupted. ‘You are the one with the credit card issues, I don’t want to come’. I said ‘What is your taxicab number?’. He responded, ‘Why?!’. I told him I want to complain about his attitude, his tone, his behavior. He said ‘FUCK YOU’.
Yes, in the same words!! Not figuratively, not implicitly. Directly!! I just could not believe it.
I called the cab company and complained to them and told them they have lost me as a customer. The person on the phone was apologetic and asked me to call his main boss who would be in at about 10am (this all happened at 6.10am!).
Hmph. This is the unfortunate side of the economy growing like it was 1999. Freaking attitudes. Just because they get more rides nowadays their service levels are going down. I don’t think it reflects the company, it is just these few idiots who have such attitude. Sadly, those few idiots have caused me to not ever call them again.
6 thoughts on “The bubble mentality is back”
@ Rpm – that sucks. Although I have heard a lot on this but havent heard anyone be so rude and use the F word. Frankly, there’s no use complaining against them – its just for our own satisfaction.Definitely not a good way to start off the day though.
@rajesh: I tried logging a complaint on better business bureau, but gave up. I will just call them and figure out what they have to say.
oh my goodness, what a bad experience and at 6 in the morning?! So sorry.Tell me this guy wasn’t desi?
@virginia gal: Yes, he was. They all have been, who come that early to pick me up. Some are really nice (with Punjabi hymns on the radio in the morning) but some are just sad, out there to make a dollar or two more.
did you grab the driver’s accent? maybe his team just lost in World Cup soccer and he was super pissed
@khakra: Nope, it could not be World Cup blues. Unless his hangover lasted for 10-12 hours! It was 6 in the morning and the games are done by 2pm 🙂