By rufus_t_firefly - 03/10/2016 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
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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.

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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.

What a strange situation all around. I kind of feel sorry for her.

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Sounds truly taxing.

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.

A thousand times like on your comment!

Love that movie! Wish they started on the others.

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.

Who, Clarisse? They basically cut her from the first movie because her bullying scene wouldn't have been relevant in production.

If it's relevant to the book it's relevant to the movie

If that were the case, then every movie made from a book would be hours long and boring.

You should have done it; imagine her face when she goes to pay

except you don't start the meter until after the taxi arrives to pick up the passenger.

nonsensical 26

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

Well, when you make a deranged request, what do you expect the reaction to be?

Some woman you've never met and will never speak to again thought you odd? Fyl indeed.

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.

What a strange situation all around. I kind of feel sorry for her.

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

Well at least the customer was also confused that way I didn't make you feel so bad.

"Call me a taxi." "Certainly madam. You are a taxi."

Leicester is pronounced LESTER for people across the Atlantic lol

Thanks for clearing that up, after reading the fml that was my only question

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.