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    30 cent tip!!!!!!

    Cabbie returns jewels to passenger
    Woman originally gave 30-cent tip, rewards man with $100 for efforts
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9:55 a.m. ET Feb 7, 2007

    NEW YORK - A taxi driver returned a black bag carrying 31 diamond rings to a passenger who earlier had given him a 30-cent tip on an $11 ride.

    Hours after Osman Chowdhury dropped off the passenger, he tracked her down through a flurry of phone calls and returned the bag, which she had left in the taxiís trunk.

    The unidentified woman, who said she was a jeweler, offered a $100 reward.

    Chowdhury accepted the money to cover the fares he lost while tracking her down.

    Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh, told the New York Daily News that he didnít so much as consider keeping the gems.


    ďIím a hard worker,Ē the soft-spoken cabbie said. ďI enjoy my life. Iím satisfied. Iím not going to take someone elseís money or property to make me rich. I donít want it that way.Ē

    ďWhen I find something left in my cab, and I can return it to the owner, I feel very happy. I feel proud,Ē he said.

    30 cent tip!



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    I just watched that report on the news - it's amazing that he went through so much effort to return it to her. I cannot believe that she tipped him only .30 on the cab fare.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bull3032 View Post
    still....$100? What a cheap-ass. That kind of ball-busting effort deserves at least a grand.


    For real.

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    The tip is cheap however if the cab fare was 10.70 and she gave him 11.00 would make more sense. But since the fare was 11.00 she had to purposely find .30 to give to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly View Post
    Cabbie returns jewels to passenger
    Woman originally gave 30-cent tip, rewards man with $100 for efforts
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9:55 a.m. ET Feb 7, 2007

    NEW YORK - A taxi driver returned a black bag carrying 31 diamond rings to a passenger who earlier had given him a 30-cent tip on an $11 ride.

    Hours after Osman Chowdhury dropped off the passenger, he tracked her down through a flurry of phone calls and returned the bag, which she had left in the taxiís trunk.

    The unidentified woman, who said she was a jeweler, offered a $100 reward.

    Chowdhury accepted the money to cover the fares he lost while tracking her down.

    Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh, told the New York Daily News that he didnít so much as consider keeping the gems.


    ďIím a hard worker,Ē the soft-spoken cabbie said. ďI enjoy my life. Iím satisfied. Iím not going to take someone elseís money or property to make me rich. I donít want it that way.Ē

    ďWhen I find something left in my cab, and I can return it to the owner, I feel very happy. I feel proud,Ē he said.

    30 cent tip!



    Yea fuckin right. Cabbies are theives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Yea fuckin right. Cabbies are theives
    I agree...A few months ago my wife and I left a restaurant and the car wouldn't crank.
    I sent my wife home in a cab along with our little dog Abby, while I called and stayed for a wrecker and rode with the driver to the garage.
    My wife told me Abby sat in her lap all the way home. The cabbie charged my wife for 2 passengers and told her it was the company's policy.
    If you call a cab from around here and are not familiar with the territory, you'll get a tour of the city while the meter's ticking, before they'll take you to where you want to go.

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    Gotta love how she's getting railed for being such a tightwad.

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    She shouldve given the cabbie a ring from the bag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esteda View Post
    I agree...A few months ago my wife and I left a restaurant and the car wouldn't crank.
    I sent my wife home in a cab along with our little dog Abby, while I called and stayed for a wrecker and rode with the driver to the garage.
    My wife told me Abby sat in her lap all the way home. The cabbie charged my wife for 2 passengers and told her it was the company's policy.
    If you call a cab from around here and are not familiar with the territory, you'll get a tour of the city while the meter's ticking, before they'll take you to where you want to go.
    I took a cab ride once, canít remember the city but as we were going down the street I opened my bag pulled out my 1911A1 locked and loaded it and stuck it in my holster (this was from the airport) he was very nice and got me to the hotel in record time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly View Post
    I took a cab ride once, canít remember the city but as we were going down the street I opened my bag pulled out my 1911A1 locked and loaded it and stuck it in my holster (this was from the airport) he was very nice and got me to the hotel in record time.

    Probably needed to change his pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esteda View Post
    I agree...A few months ago my wife and I left a restaurant and the car wouldn't crank.
    I sent my wife home in a cab along with our little dog Abby, while I called and stayed for a wrecker and rode with the driver to the garage.
    My wife told me Abby sat in her lap all the way home. The cabbie charged my wife for 2 passengers and told her it was the company's policy.
    If you call a cab from around here and are not familiar with the territory, you'll get a tour of the city while the meter's ticking, before they'll take you to where you want to go.
    Around here the payback for that comes in the ability of any officer to stop and search any cab at any time to ensure they are clean and in safe operating condition. I can't imagine they'd want to jam you up with that in mind

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    I think that was great of him to do. I like to believe in Karma when I've done things like that in the past...
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    Another honest cabbie in the news

    Seems $100 is the going rate....

    http://www.wtlv.com/news/strange/new...?storyid=75594

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A taxi driver found a wallet containing almost $6,000 in the back of his car, then raced to the airport in time to return it to his owner.

    Vinod Mago, 55, says he never thought twice. The owner thanked him with $100, which Mago used to take his family out for dinner.

    "My mother always said, 'If you're an honest person, you will always have money in your pocket,'" said Mago, who drives a Seattle-Tacoma International Taxi Association cab.

    Mago had just started his shift Feb. 1 when taxi coordinator Stanley Lal called to say a man identified only as Peter was missing his wallet. Mago pulled over and found the wallet, stuffed with bills totaling $5,950.

    The man, who was planning to buy a car with the cash, said, "'That's my life savings!'" said Lal, who was rewarded with $20.

    Months ago, Mago found $640 in his taxi and returned that money, too.

    "If money doesn't belong to me, I don't keep it," Mago said. "I know God is watching everybody, every second."

    On Monday, a cabdriver in New York returned a bag containing 31 diamond rings to a passenger who had left it in a trunk. The passenger had tipped the driver 30 cents on an $11 fare.

 

 

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