By nobody asked you! - 25/03/2019 21:00 - United States - New York

Today, is my first day as an expat. Hoping to arrive early for work, I hailed a cab. The driver took it upon himself to take the scenic route and play tour guide, no matter how much I refuse. Not only I was late, he turned violent when I refused to pay over $100 of fare, plus a "talent fee". FML
I agree, your life sucks 2 528
You deserved it 180

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Thats illegal, by law taxi drivers have to go the quickest route they know of

As soon as he refused to listen, I’d have called the cops for being held against my will.

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Was it a tour of NY, Chicago or DC? That’d be so worth it! If it was Cleveland, Bakersfield or Des Moines, you got fucked!

DC is better on foot.

If the weather is nice. On the other hand, the cabbie needs to make money.

Hey! Cleveland has interesting things to see... I mean come on! At least we‘re not Detroit.

Richard Pencil, there's a big difference between earning your pay and gouging/ stealing/ scamming money from somebody simply because you can.

@chloe: The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and ... what? The river that catches fire? Being “not Detroit” makes my point, @jbuckets: the cab driver actually kidnapped the OP and should be jailed.

Thats illegal, by law taxi drivers have to go the quickest route they know of

Or at least the way the customer says to go. If customer simply wants the “fastest” way, or doesn’t say anything at all, yes the default always *has* to be the quickest they know of, or figure out the fastest on gps

If you tell a cab to go a certain way he’s supposed go that way. I hope you got his info and reported him.

jesus, ever heard of uber? maybe go home to your country

If we all “went back to our country” then only Natives would remain. Get your trump supporting, bigoted ass outta here

I never said Americans don’t belong in the United States of America. But absolutely none of you, short of the natives, were originally from the USA. And by that I mean, if you follow the genealogy of any American, other than natives, far enough back it will always originate elsewhere. There is no bio marker for being an “American” but there sure as hell are bio markers for Native Americans. I suppose one could argue that even the natives aren’t native, that they crossed over the ice bridge from different parts of Asia, but then I guess one could also argue that if you’re a homo sapien, eventually your genealogy will trace back to Africa.

At least you'd have a great story tell on your first day!

As soon as he refused to listen, I’d have called the cops for being held against my will.

Yeah I hope you called the police on the driver as well as contacted the taxi company and got him fired

Yeah, in some countries it’s Russian roulette with taxis. I feel for you

I feel bad for the taxi thinking this was a good idea. Desperate people desperate actions.

Time to find the number for the cab company and file a complaint.