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Another "Beware of Cab RipOff" Story

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It's dark out at 10:45 PM on the outskirts of downtown Bratislava.

We have just finished a pleasant dinner at Le Marine Bistro.

The fare to the resto was 5 Euro.

There are two cabs, both with yellow signs that say "taxi", waiting at the "TAXI" sign.

I approach the first and ask if he is free. He directs me to the other.

We get in and I give the address of our hotel. Off we go.

I then look for the meter.

WRONG!!

Fella takes us to the hotel lickety split.

He then writes out a pink receipt for 10 Euro.

I say, "Nein! Seben euro".

He then goes into a long song and dance showing me various laminated cards that "prove" that the fare is 10E. I ask to see his meter. He says he doesn't need one. I ask for his license. Same response.

After I start calling for the police, which I know are out in force across the street for some sort of big do, he gets angry and threatens to drive off with me.

I tell him I will have him arrested for kidnapping. By now we are speaking English, because neither of us speaks German that well.

He finally gives in, stuffs a 2E coin in my hand and I walk away.

Moral - don't let foreigners rip us off. Vote for Trump. He will make sure that there is a meter in every cab and a chicken in every pot.

((I))
Or was it check for a meter and/or ask the fare before getting in.

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