I complained about this once already (here) but it bears repeating because I just had another round of horrible interactions with cab drivers this Halloween weekend AND I saw that Adam over at Universal Hub did a post on it as well (here).
SuperMark reports that when his cab driver told him after an $18 ride that his cab's credit-card reader was broken, he told the guy he only had $8 on him and that he was breaking the law by driving around with a busted reader. Miraculously, the cab driver managed to get the reader to work.
I usually walk or take the T when I go somewhere that doesn't have parking because I hate taking cabs.
Number one, fifty percent of the time, they end up taking a longer route than necessary in order to rack up the bill. I LIVE here, please stop making insane excuses for the obviously longer routes. Number two, for machines that were just installed less than 6 months ago, there sure are a lot of broken credit card machines out there.
Here's the part I liked the most, that came from a commenter on Adam's post. You can now file complaints online (here). Please try not to crash their servers.
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