Hey all you lovely people, all the usual LTL, FTP, on mobile etc etc.
This tale comes from a call I had with a taxi dispatcher I had a few years back.
My now ex girlfriend and I had tickets to a rugby match in central London. We planned to get the train up at around 11am, and I booked a taxi to take us to the station at 10:30. The booking went through as expected, but come 10:30 there’s no taxi waiting outside. That’s fine, traffic or whatever can cause delays and I have no problems waiting a few minutes.
10:45 rolls around and still nothing, I’m slightly agitated at this point so decide to call the dispatcher to find out what’s going on. The conversation went something like this, D will be dispatcher (the same guy as the one that took the booking) and I’ll be RB.
RB: Hey buddy, I had a taxi booked for 10:30 and it’s still not arrived, what’s going on?
D: I’ll have a look for you…
RB: This is a bit of a joke, why has there been a delay like this, my girlfriend and I have somewhere to be
D: There’s no record of the booking
RB: You took my booking about 45 minutes ago
D: I forgot to put it through
RB: Well that’s a problem, you’ve caused a real hiccup to my day
D: Well I’m sorry I’ve ruined your day, what do you want me to do about it, hang myself?
At this point I burst out laughing, I just wanted to know where my taxi was and he’d threatened to commit suicide.
RB: Its really not that deep man, have you dispatched a taxi or not?
D: It’s not my fucking fault, you can’t blame me for ruining your day, I’ll dispatch your fucking taxi now
RB: Cancel it, I don’t need it anymore, you’ve fucked my day up enough as it is
I’m sure there was more said between us, it was a long time ago but that’s the gist
TL;DR I book a taxi, it doesn’t turn up, dispatcher asks if he should kill himself as recompense for forgetting to log my booking
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