The ugly side being the million Autorickshaw drivers who rule the city. Man they are theives in disguise. I can safely say that 99.99% of them are dishonest. The price that these guys demand these days is equivalent to an airticket sometimes. It just doesnt make any sense. When they have a meter fixed to their vehicle, why on earth do they quote their own price. Trust me, sometimes it feels like an auction.
- Once i travelled in a rick in which the meter was perfect and I was like "Wow! We do have
some honest drivers around". But the shock came when he demanded extra just because he had a perfect meter. Hello... I am not giving away rewards for honesty.
- A month ago I was arguing with a driver in front of my office as he was demanding 30 bucks extra, he says "Madam, you work in such a big office and yet you're arguing for 30 bucks?". Can you beat that? I was like "Dude, I work there. My dad doesnt own that office".
- Sometime when my sister n I were going out to watch a movie, we came across a signal.
Inspite of standing still, the meter went on n on. Reason he says, "Waiting Charge". We were stunned. Its not that we like waiting somewhere for no reason especially when we are late for a movie.
- When I was negotiating the price with a driver once, another driver comes along n agrees to take me for the meter charge. At the destination he demands extra since he saved me earlier from the greedy driver. Phew! My saviour. A rickshawalla??
I'm more than sure that soon these notorious people will start accepting cheques n credit cards. Just hope something is done soon about these corrupt rickshaw drivers.