“I was not sitting in your taxi for free ok? Blardy idiot!”
Responses to our online story (“Hongkonger Wins Case Against Taxi Who Refused to Cross the Harbor,” May 23) about Hongkonger Faisal Mohammed, who got a cab driver fined $3,000 for refusing to take him to his desination
(see My Perfect HK, upper right).
In the last 3 years cab drivers in HK have got worse and worse, they have become so arrogant and rude, and very often can’t be bothered to even stop and pick passengers up, and then, when we the passengers turn to Uber they freak out and go on strike, I’m so happy for this guy that he won his court case, and that he made the effort to go through with it until the end... Good for him.... I really really wish the police would sort this issue out once and for all.
I am a tourist and I was a victim before. I sat in the taxi but was chased out by this very rude taxi driver. On a second incident I was scolded by the taxi driver for going to a destination which seemed too near for him. Woii! I was not sitting in your taxi for free ok? I still have to pay!! Blardy idiot! And how could I know it was far or near, I am not from HK.
Bird Okane Ga Kuru
Why only HK$3,000? Should have been 90,000, and ban him to drive for 1 month.
Lol I am glad that someone had the time and effort to sue the taxi driver. Good stuff.
Those rude taxi drivers never learned a lesson. This is happening constantly every single day.
Our weak government refuses to break the ugly monopoly.
good job..they are real douche bags... UBER BABY
A lot of them can’t speak even simple English, international finance center my ass.
@Albert They are taxi drivers because they are not really educated. In Holland they also claim to be international, yet most of the taxi drivers also don’t speak English.
Uber - it’s the only way! [Taxis] won’t cross the harbour; won’t go to Sai Kung; won’t even unlock the doors until they know the destination (TST); won’t go further than Wan Chai (I was trying to get from Wan Chai to Pok Fu Lam)... Omg, just over it! This isn’t a taxi service.