Yesterday, I encountered an incident that almost made me lodged a complaint.
Just a little information, I work in a school, so yesterday was exception that I took a cab home. I realise not once but quite a few times, when I take a cab somewhere near the school zone, the first impression that the cab driver has on me is the you-are-a-teacher kind of impression. So, this goes the conversation.
Me: Uncle, Woodlands Circle. Go by BKE then SLE. (Normal taxi driver, will KNOW the route. It's the USUAL taxi driver route)
Uncle: No, I go by Woodlands Road, thenall the way straight to Marsiling (and bla bla) straight to your place. It's nearer and no jam.
Uncle: You teacher ah?
Me: Yes. (Cus I got no mood to entertain him, I knew what's going to happen next!)
Uncle: Wah, teacher good pay (and BLA BLA BLA....)
Me: Uncle, go by BKE, then SLE. Nearer.
Uncle: How you know it's near?! (He sounded frustrated)
Me: (Fed-up!) OF COURSE I KNOW! I DRIVE WHAT!BKE SLE then exit WOODLANDS AVE 2
You go by Woodlands Rd longer, my house is near Admiralty MRT!
Me: In case something happen, I take down his cab number.
He felt embarrassed and spoke lower down his voice tone.
Uncle: Ouh, then why today you never drive?
Me: MY HUSBAND DRIVE LAH.
Uncle: So your husband also teacher?
Uncle: No kids?
Bloody idiotic I tell you! In the end he followed my route. So what, if I work in school, so what if I'm a teacher, but you as a cab driver, you shouldn't have this mindset that Teachers are well paid off, and can drive any route you want. More like taking advantage right! He thinks I'm stupid, he gave me excuses of not going the expressway route because according to him, there is going to be massive jam! Please lah, it's only 5.15pm!
He tried to play with me, and served you right, I played you back!
Another scenario I got it few months back, this cab driver asked the same question again(Are you a Teacher?), and he tried to have a conversation but this conversation was more like the cab driver venting out his anger to those who are working under the government sector. Again, I lazy to entertain this kind of people. Lucky, it's only from my workplace to Bt Gombak. 10 mins journey. So not so bad.
Please lah, behave people!