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Old 03-10-2011   #61 (permalink)
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Is Natz ti Ha in zone 1?
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I am SO irritated. I took a taxi from Juarez and 80th to Calle 30 and Avenida 10 today. He charged me 25 pesos; should have been 20, but whatever, he was nice and I wasn't going to argue over 5 pesos.

On the way back from my appt., it was of course pouring rain and it took me a while to flag a taxi as it was that time of day that they change shifts. Finally a guy in a nice new Ford Escape taxi pulls over. I get in and he starts driving. When I say I'm going to the ejido, I can see him kind of flinch (as he was driving and texting at the same time) and he says, 'Mira, that costs 50 pesos.' I said, 'No, it costs 20, but I'll pay you 25.'

He said, "No, it's 50." I told him that I take taxis often and I know that it's not that much. So he immediately pulled over and made me get out of the cab in the rain. I smiled very sweetly, said, "Wow, what a gentleman" and got back out into the rain.
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I am SO irritated. I took a taxi from Juarez and 80th to Calle 30 and Avenida 10 today. He charged me 25 pesos; should have been 20, but whatever, he was nice and I wasn't going to argue over 5 pesos.

On the way back from my appt., it was of course pouring rain and it took me a while to flag a taxi as it was that time of day that they change shifts. Finally a guy in a nice new Ford Escape taxi pulls over. I get in and he starts driving. When I say I'm going to the ejido, I can see him kind of flinch (as he was driving and texting at the same time) and he says, 'Mira, that costs 50 pesos.' I said, 'No, it costs 20, but I'll pay you 25.'

He said, "No, it's 50." I told him that I take taxis often and I know that it's not that much. So he immediately pulled over and made me get out of the cab in the rain. I smiled very sweetly, said, "Wow, what a gentleman" and got back out into the rain.
Just curious, were you speaking Spanish or English to the driver ?
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Just curious, were you speaking Spanish or English to the driver ?
Spanish. With a Virgen de Guadalupe tattoo on my arm...I felt like Mary at the door of the Inn who had no room.
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I really don't know what their (drivers) problem is. It's as though they really hate us. We provide them with their livening for heaven sakes. So if these fares are "posted" why do they keep trying to charge their own fees? I really hate the ones that try to confuse you, knowing that you are a tourist and not really familiar with the currency. They will say something like 350 pesos instead of 35 and the like. And if you're not swift enough to catch on they take it. It doesn't give them a very good reputation. And then you get ones that are honest and don't try to screw you. Go figure?????? It makes me want to just walk every where I go. Too bad that's not always possible.
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So... What's the cost from zone 2 to 1 now? Also, where is the edge of zone 1 on the north end?
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So... What's the cost from zone 2 to 1 now? Also, where is the edge of zone 1 on the north end?
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I haven't a clue what the new fare is, but Snappy lives in Zone 2 and I think he's paying 20 pesos now - which makes no sense to me.

Ignore the fares.
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I haven't a clue what the new fare is, but Snappy lives in Zone 2 and I think he's paying 20 pesos now - which makes no sense to me.

Ignore the fares.

loo, i think they may have changed the zone boundaries
i am still waiting for the map, i will call him again today
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I haven't a clue what the new fare is, but Snappy lives in Zone 2 and I think he's paying 20 pesos now - which makes no sense to me.

Ignore the fares.
Why is Snappy taking a cab. He was two feet, a bike and a car so ......why a cab.
I guess that I should be asking Snappy this so, Snappy, why do you need a cab?. Do you need another car? I got 1 for you if you do.
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Why is Snappy taking a cab. He was two feet, a bike and a car so ......why a cab.
I guess that I should be asking Snappy this so, Snappy, why do you need a cab?. Do you need another car? I got 1 for you if you do.


sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, big al

which car??
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which car??
You mean a little to much to sit, drive, pedal and/or even walk


Snapper, how much did the Aduanal agent/customs broker cost your friend who shipped a car in through Puerto Morales?
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You mean a little to much to sit, drive, pedal and/or even walk


Snapper, how much did the Aduanal agent/customs broker cost your friend who shipped a car in through Puerto Morales?

i'll check with him when i see him
he did say the whole process went extremely smoothly

sometimes walking a bike is just as dangerous as driving one
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Spanish. With a Virgen de Guadalupe tattoo on my arm...I felt like Mary at the door of the Inn who had no room.
The reason I asked was I thought maybe a Spanish speaking customer would get the correct rate vs. someone like me that speaks the basic tourist Spanish would get the confusing unknown new rate for tourist only
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The reason I asked was I thought maybe a Spanish speaking customer would get the correct rate vs. someone like me that speaks the basic tourist Spanish would get the confusing unknown new rate for tourist only
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I have found that engaging the taxistas in a conversation that includes the information that I've lived here for some time usually does preclude any attempt on their part at trickery, but not always.
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