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is there anything more infuriating than horrible traffic buildups due to rubbernecking? i think maybe not.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Birds of a feather...

Not what I was saying at all. I like L'Inc a lot, and I would be glad to have a port with him if we're ever in the same town at the same time. It just seems like he encounters a rather statistically improbable quantity of asshats.
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Speaking of haircut related insults, there was a person recently who scoffed at me when she found out I cut my own hair. Apparently it is ridiculous to do that. (Those of you who know me IRL or from the Facebook website know that I have very little hair on my head to speak of, and what would be ridiculous would be to pay someone else to cut it.)
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Betimes I have thought Linc must be an odd person (that time is never). I was merely making a stab (attempt) at humor (joking [was funnier in my head]).
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Betimes I have thought Linc must be an odd person (that time is never). I was merely making a stab (attempt) at humor (joking [was funnier in my head]).

FWIW, I got it and I wasn't offended in the least.
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is there anything more infuriating than horrible traffic buildups due to rubbernecking? i think maybe not.

In the UK they put up screens around bad accidents to cut down on the rubbernecking. I've always thought we need to adopt this system.
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In the UK they put up screens around bad accidents to cut down on the rubbernecking. I've always thought we need to adopt this system.

 

It always makes me rage when I'm on the highway and check Inrix for traffic and it is worse on the non-accident side.

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

95% of the time the cabbie is just bullshitting you to try to get cash. Tell him you don't have any cash, so it's credit card or nothing, and their machine always miraculously starts working.

the worst is when they tell you it doesn't work AT your destination and not before. As if they assume that 80% of transactions they deal with aren't credit cards.

a study was conducted and suggested that passengers who pay with cards tip quite a bit more.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

In the UK they put up screens around bad accidents to cut down on the rubbernecking. I've always thought we need to adopt this system.

well, anything would be better than what we have, which is nothing. well, thats not true, sometimes they have 8 cops cars all with lights on, just make things worse.
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

It always makes me rage when I'm on the highway and check Inrix for traffic and it is worse on the non-accident side.


that is the worst. i get so mad just thinking about it.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

In the UK they put up screens around bad accidents to cut down on the rubbernecking. I've always thought we need to adopt this system.

Or they're blocking it with vehicles to cone it off..
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the worst is when they tell you it doesn't work AT your destination and not before. As if they assume that 80% of transactions they deal with aren't credit cards.

a study was conducted and suggested that passengers who pay with cards tip quite a bit more.

 

The credit card companies also hold on to credit card payments for a long time before actually paying the cabbies. I've heard from disgruntled cab drivers, it could be anywhere from 2 weeks to month-and-a-half. It's very tough to not have that money in hand when there are mouths to feed...

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the worst is when they tell you it doesn't work AT your destination and not before. As if they assume that 80% of transactions they deal with aren't credit cards.

a study was conducted and suggested that passengers who pay with cards tip quite a bit more.

Definitely. It is always bullshit. I have literally once had a guy who I actually believed his machine was broken--the whole screen thing in the back was totally on the fritz. This is out of several dozen times having them *tell* me it's broken. The rest, when you say "OK, well I don't have any cash, you should have told me that before the ride" always pull the "OK, let me try again... Oh look, it's working now!"

The best is when it's a trip to the airport and they can't even threaten to take you to a nearby ATM--they literally accept the credit card or go home with nothing.

And I totally believe the tip thing.
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Originally Posted by samadhi27 View Post

The credit card companies also hold on to credit card payments for a long time before actually paying the cabbies. I've heard from disgruntled cab drivers, it could be anywhere from 2 weeks to month-and-a-half. It's very tough to not have that money in hand when there are mouths to feed...

They knew getting into it that 1) they are required, by law, to take credit cards, and that 2) there are delays in paying those fares and there are credit card fees. Don't drive a taxi if you don't like it. Playing the stupid game of pretending the machine doesn't work is just dumbass.
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Some of the "ladyz of St. Louis," as I call them, have also tried that line about how their credit card machine is not working. I'm like "come on, I don't carry sums such as $20 on my person! Lemme use my card."
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is there anything more infuriating than horrible traffic buildups due to rubbernecking? i think maybe not.

Having a big sneeze when you are eating carrots?
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