One last crazy taxi story.
This also happened to my friend. I swear she has the worst luck with taxis.
While waiting in a taxi stand one night after work, my friend realized that she had no cash on her. She did have a credit card though. Not all taxis take credit cards though. So my friend waited in the the taxi queue and asked each taxi as they pulled up if they had a credit card machine. If they didn’t, she let someone go first and waited for the next one.
She let a few go by, and then one came by and he asked the driver, “Do you have a credit card machine in your taxi?”
“Have. Got machine.”
So she told the driver to take her to “The Bayshore.” Upon reaching her condo, she presented him with her credit card. He then proceeded to try swiping it a few times. Then handed the card back to her.
He then told her that the antenna doesn’t work and asked her for cash. At which point she became livid.
“What do you mean the antenna doesn’t work? I asked if you had a credit card machine!”
“Have! Have machine!!”
Basically, he answered her question that yes, he does have a machine. But she never asked him if it actually worked.
When she told him she had no cash, he drover her to a ATM. But, made her pay to take her there. Crazy.