Honest Taxi Driver Returns Excessive ‘Tip’
Zhang Peng is one honest taxi driver. When the Chinese cabbie checked his taxi phone app, he realised a recent fare had paid 100 times what the fare actually cost. The conscientious cabbie figured out the excessive over-tippers were a group of four he had recently picked up from the train station and taken to a nearby hotel.
A Chinese-American tourist, who wasn’t familiar with how to pay online, had accidentally paid 6500 yuan instead of 65 yuan (equivalent to paying more than US$950 instead of US$9.50). So, Peng drove to the hotel and explained the situation to the staff before connecting with the over-tipper to refund the excess fare. The tourist was beyond delighted with the honesty of the trustworthy cabbie who would not accept a reward. Not surprisingly, he received a fivestar review on the app.