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If you listen to the conversation the lady is not rude.....neither is she cheap...

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I almost never use these parasites but when I do, I carry my "Taxi purse"; a small zipped up purse with loads of coins and 20 & 50 notes. I always give the exact amount, not a satang more, not a satang less.

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7 minutes ago, kalidescopemind said:

40 baht is a $1.25 tip.  How cheap is the lady?   I know its not common to tip in Thailand, but why get so worked up over $1.25?  Life is too short.  That taxi ride cost $30 in the USA.

If you listen and understand the conversation, the lady is not rude..neither is she  worked up.....neither is she cheap.....

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I know, but you must realize that some taxi drivers must  RENT the use of a taxi from the taxi owner daily, and a few Baht makes a big  difference to what they earn that day as they must pay the daily rent first from what they earn.

 

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Use Uber next time , you pay for the distance before you enter the car, nice and polite drivers, most of them.  

 

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1 hour ago, Rob13 said:

 

I wonder what percentage of 7-11's sales are due to people needing change.

 

Actually by law (in Thailand and in most if not all countries) the buyer is responsible to give the correct payment. The fact that the final payment amount is not yet known doesn't change that law. 

 

Although there is a courtesy expectation that the seller provide change this is not required by law. 

 

However abusive language is another matter and inappropriate. 

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51 minutes ago, chuang said:

If you listen and understand the conversation, the lady is not rude..neither is she  worked up.....neither is she cheap.....

Neither is she a lady it sounds like :P

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

Isn't this a situation where the hotel doorman is the go-to person?

 

Or have I been spoiled by the hotels we use?

 

No, You are actually one of the few that are using common sence. Seems that approx 99,7% of the population no longer know what that is.

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Keeping change is a bit beyond the foresight and mental ability of many Thais dealing with customer payments.

 

 

This girl is lucky she didn't get a samurai sword in the head, like the American a few years ago. 

 

Don't anger the delicate Thai gods!

 

:coffee1: 

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3 hours ago, jaltsc said:

"Bangkok taxi driver started swearing at her for not having the correct change...and she should have thought of that before."

 

Just another example of not having a clue about business. The driver was the businessman in this situation and it was his responsibility to have change. I continually encounter proprietors of local businesses who don't have change, and get on their motor bikes to go around finding 5 - 20 baht worth of change when handed more than the cost of an item. How difficult is it to go to a bank at the beginning of a business day and obtain various denominations in order to  be prepared for customers?

 

And Thailand wants to compete with the rest of Asia to be the "hub" of business? 

"Just another example of not having a clue about business"

 

Yes, that and opening times.  If the sign says "Open at 8am", it should be open at 8am, not 8:30, 9am or whenever they feel like it.  Not long ago, I went to Bangkok Bank on a Sunday morning to pay an internet bill.  The bank was in a local shopping mall, and due to open at 10:30.  After a long queue forming, everybody watching the service staff drinking their coffee and chatting, it opened at 10:50.

 

Hub of business!  I don't think so.

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Might just be down to luck, but we have never had a bad experience with Bangkok taxi drivers, but we tend not to go looking for negative experiences.

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I have been going to Thailand for the last 38 years and the taxi drivers have gone from bad to worse and now I think they must be some of the worst in the world. No where else in the world I have never been refused because the trip is too far or its too short or its too busy or I'm going home etc.

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