Thank You … Keep The Change!

Listen to this postMost of us used taxi services at some point of our lives and there is a great chance that we have been robbed by the taxi driver. The taxi drivers perfected a simple trick which they use often and they never were caught by anybody. For example, you arrive at your destination and the fair meter shows the total amount of  £16.35. So you hand in  a bill of £50 to the taxi driver. He would reach for his wallet and hand you a £10 note then start handing you the pounds 1, 2, 3 then search for the smaller coins and take some time to find them. At this point you would say “Thank you…please keep the change !“. He will drive a way with £20.15 you gave to him willingly. Next time you are in a taxi and the driver give you the coins just stop there and keep your mouth shut. You notice that he will reach to another wallet to hand you the £20. Smart trick and you can not accuse them of anything. I have seen the same trick done in many countries without exceptions. Did you experience similar tricks?

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5 Responses to Thank You … Keep The Change!

  1. iqbalgreen says:

    حقا موضوع غريب ، واحنا نفترض فيهم الصدق . بس يمكن احيانا ما ينلامون …!!! مثل ما قلت حنا ابسرعه نمل ونبي الموضوع من الاخر . فكلمه ( خل الباقي عشانك ) وايد اريح . وهم يدرون فينا وفي اعرافنا ، احنا شعوب كريمه جدا. كرم يفوق الوصف ، لدرجه عدم تقدير الفلس وانه يجب ان يكون في مكانه الصح . الحمد الله في اليابان لا يقبل التاكسي او العامل في اي مكان مثل هذا النوع من الحيل او حتى البخشيش ، لان الموضوع في قيمهم عييييييب

    • علي حد علمي يعتبر البخشيش في اليابان اهانة للموظف ولكن يقبل البخشيش اذا وضع بمظروف ابيض وسلم باليد

      • iqbalgreen says:

        صح يعتبر اهانه . بس حسب ما بلغنا ، انه لا يقبل بشكل عام . بس هذي معلومه جديده خلينا نسأل عنها

  2. Nihar says:

    Cool, sophisticated trick, but from where I come (a city called Kolkata) taxi drivers are much more blatant rogues. The meters are badly tampered and a 100 Rs note you give as fare becomes 50 Rs before your very eyes.

    • well, the Indian taxi driver’s tricks are unmatched anywhere. I also know that in Manila everybody would advice you not to take metered taxi when you get out of the airport. It is always better to hire / order a prepaid taxi from inside the airport.

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