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    tipping cab drivers in boston


    do you tip?

    if so, how much?

    I found myself just rounding up to the next dollar, and allowing them to just keep the change as tip, but is that customary?

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Heres a tip Boston cabbies - learn to fuckin drive like your not the only dick on the road - and get rid of that oil burning pos. If they only could read english....

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavesh View Post
    do you tip?

    if so, how much?

    I found myself just rounding up to the next dollar, and allowing them to just keep the change as tip, but is that customary?
    so...if the fare was 7.85 you'd tip them a whole 15 cents???

    I thought you were from India....obviously you're Scottish...

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    I tip them every day by not getting off my bike and beating the living hell out of them for almost killing me 14 times. Fuck em

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    cheapass

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Its like the standard 15-20% when you go out to eat. Just not that much. Between 1 and 5%. works. Also depends if the asshole takes the longest roundabout way to get there to drive up the fare. Then they dont get shit. They do that in NY.

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    usually 15-20%; and I tend to tell them which way to go

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    boston cabbies are cool. usually like a restaurant, i tip 15 % or more pending on how good he was. if it was an $8 ride, i'll give him $10. I guess i am not a local.. so when i find a cool cabbie who lets me and alll my friends pile in... i feel like tipping him.

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Sounds like we got a mister pink on our hands!

    YouTube - Tipping is for the Birds!

    Just kiddin' bhavesh.

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    10 to 15%

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    why does it matter to tip them so well? it's not like they give great service and you'll never see that cab driver again. And I'm with newtreads: some of them (albeit the minority) take the long way around or do it off the meter and make up the fare

    I used to tip 15-20% to cab drivers, but now it just feels like a waste of money, so whatever $1 + change comes out to, becomes the tip.


    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    so...if the fare was 7.85 you'd tip them a whole 15 cents???

    I thought you were from India....obviously you're Scottish...
    no, I'd give $9

    scottish? pfft...you don't know indians. my last name is Patel...you heard about my cousin, right? he held onto a penny so tight it became a dime

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    I tip them on how good their English was and how good their driving to the destination I wanted was (I not looking for a siteseeing tour).

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavesh View Post
    why does it matter to tip them so well? it's not like they give great service and you'll never see that cab driver again. And I'm with newtreads: some of them (albeit the minority) take the long way around or do it off the meter and make up the fare

    I used to tip 15-20% to cab drivers, but now it just feels like a waste of money, so whatever $1 + change comes out to, becomes the tip.




    no, I'd give $9

    scottish? pfft...you don't know indians. my last name is Patel...you heard about my cousin, right? he held onto a penny so tight it became a dime
    ...that actually sounds about right...unless its a long ride...then I might tip a couple dollars plus the change...

    Indian and Scottsman fighting over a penny invented copper wire....

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    I tip them every day by not getting off my bike and beating the living hell out of them for almost killing me 14 times. Fuck em

    +1

    Twice a day, How can one vehicle take up 3 lanes of traffic


    Get off the fuckin phone

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    I don't understand why tipping got involved with taxi's. Charge your rate/mile and be done with it. What the hell is going on here, is this a limo with a free wet bar?

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    Re: tipping cab drivers in boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayspeed View Post
    I don't understand why tipping got involved with taxi's. Charge your rate/mile and be done with it. What the hell is going on
    here, is this a limo with a free wet bar?
    fuck tipping taxi drivers.

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