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Bruce, Caroline

A Mind-Taxiing Poll

Of course there will always be exceptions, but what has your experience been like when it comes to using taxis?

Poll #1129958 Cabba Cadabra

On a scale of four to eight, with four being crummy, six being neutral, and eight being uncrummy, how has your cab-using experience been?

Mean: 6.21 Median: 6 Std. Dev 0.86
4
1(7.1%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
9(64.3%)
7
3(21.4%)
8
1(7.1%)

By and large, when you call for a cab, it shows up

in fifteen minutes or less.
4(28.6%)
between fifteen minutes to a half hour later.
6(42.9%)
between half an hour to an hour later.
3(21.4%)
an hour or more later.
1(7.1%)
the next day.
0(0.0%)

In your experience, the average cab driver

is kind, thoughtful, polite and helpful.
1(7.1%)
is usually professional and will help if he/she sees a need.
9(64.3%)
is neither helpful nor unhelpful.
2(14.3%)
could usually not care less about his or her passengers.
2(14.3%)
is usually discourteous, rude, and impolite.
0(0.0%)

In your experience, the average cab driver

has a wonderful grasp of the English language.
7(50.0%)
no doubt has a grasp of a language, but whatever it is, it's sure not English.
5(35.7%)
probably just evolved speech capabilities earlier that week and is still experimenting.
2(14.3%)

The use of cellphones in a cab by the driver

is just fine with you, let the guy/gal talk.
3(21.4%)
should not be allowed when there is a customer in the vehicle except for absolute emergencies.
9(64.3%)
is fine, as long as the driver is speaking English.
0(0.0%)
is fine, but they should let you talk on the phone all day at work too.
1(7.1%)
other, please specify in comments.
1(7.1%)

A driver having his or her lunch spread out on the seat beside him or her is

just plain disgusting.
4(28.6%)
disgusting, because it fils the cab with the smell of hamster spit (coffee).
1(7.1%)
just isnt' particularly professional
3(21.4%)
is annoying, because it makes you hungry.
1(7.1%)
doesn't bother you particularly, a person has to eat.
5(35.7%)

Do you like wearing shorts in the summertime?

Yes, always.
6(42.9%)
Yes, sometimes.
5(35.7%)
What are shorts?
0(0.0%)
No, very rarely.
1(7.1%)
No, not in a million years.
2(14.3%)
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