By rufus_t_firefly - 3/10/2016 18:48 - United Kingdom - Leicester
Today, a customer at work asked me to ring her a taxi. The phone number she gave me was for a company 250 miles away. The woman on the other end thought I was deranged. FML
Hi OP here. Basically I work in a houseware and DIY store and the customer was a bit awkward in the first place. As she was leaving she asked if I could ring her a taxi, and I said I could if she had the phone number. She gave me a business card with a number on which I rang but the lady on the other end hadn't heard of where I work so she asked what town I was in. When I told her I was in Leicester she told me she was in Cornwall which is right at the far south west of England. I don't know whether she thought I playing a prank or was some sort of idiot. The customer herself seemed surprised the number was for Cornwall so what she was doing with the business card I don't know. To top it all off after we told her we didn't have a local taxi number she went outside to ring her son. On her mobile phone.
Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments
By  rufus_t_firefly  |  8

Hi OP here. Basically I work in a houseware and DIY store and the customer was a bit awkward in the first place. As she was leaving she asked if I could ring her a taxi, and I said I could if she had the phone number. She gave me a business card with a number on which I rang but the lady on the other end hadn't heard of where I work so she asked what town I was in. When I told her I was in Leicester she told me she was in Cornwall which is right at the far south west of England. I don't know whether she thought I playing a prank or was some sort of idiot. The customer herself seemed surprised the number was for Cornwall so what she was doing with the business card I don't know. To top it all off after we told her we didn't have a local taxi number she went outside to ring her son. On her mobile phone.

By  Wizardo  |  33

If you had golden drachmas you could always summon the Grey Sisters taxi from Percy Jackson. I hear they have a lightning fast but life endangering service. All good fun.

COMMENTS
By  Wizardo  |  33

If you had golden drachmas you could always summon the Grey Sisters taxi from Percy Jackson. I hear they have a lightning fast but life endangering service. All good fun.

Reply
  201chasew  |  22

I wish they made more of the movies, but I would prefer that they stuck to the books a little more. They removed a main character for the movie, and she was my favorite in the book.

Reply
  nonsensical  |  26

Actually if you call for a taxi, the meter starts from wherever the taxi comes from to pick you up

By  rufus_t_firefly  |  8

Hi OP here. Basically I work in a houseware and DIY store and the customer was a bit awkward in the first place. As she was leaving she asked if I could ring her a taxi, and I said I could if she had the phone number. She gave me a business card with a number on which I rang but the lady on the other end hadn't heard of where I work so she asked what town I was in. When I told her I was in Leicester she told me she was in Cornwall which is right at the far south west of England. I don't know whether she thought I playing a prank or was some sort of idiot. The customer herself seemed surprised the number was for Cornwall so what she was doing with the business card I don't know. To top it all off after we told her we didn't have a local taxi number she went outside to ring her son. On her mobile phone.

Reply
  bexiibop  |  6

I have nothing relevant to say apart from that I'm from Leicester too. Glad to see you here, fellow chizzit ^_^

By  CaitiieBuggs  |  23

This happened to me. I was in a hotel and my friend and I asked the manager if he knew of a good taxi company we could use. He gave us a number and went along his way. We called the company and it turned out the number was for a company in Texas, we were in Oregon.