D.C. Cabbie Boots Gay Guys for Kissing

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This has happened to me three times in Chicago. I was not as nice as these guys were. I got nasty right back every time it happened, and refused to pay. I'm glad they reported it. I'm sure this happens even more than we know.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...enlightened-dc/2011/04/25/AFvHgPlE_story.html

     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    That driver should definitely lose his license. That's all there is to it.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    If this ever happens to me again, I will definitely report it. I should have the other times it happened.
     
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    Definitely, no reason to ever let intolerance go unchecked.
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The first time it happened, it really shocked me. I told the cab driver to go **** himself, refused to pay and got out of the cab. The other two times were the same. Next time I won't bother yelling, get the guy's name and cab number.
     
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    Who the **** is downrating your posts? This is why the new post rating system sucks.

    Back on topic, the driver needs to be fired.
     
  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Hey- as I've said before, I was not put on this Earth to please everyone. Obviously it's people who don't like me. I don't care about them. Who gives a crap?

    Oh, for sure.
     
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    That's ridiculous, if you're not willing to do the job, get a different one.
     
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    I'll admit, i skimmed the article (too long to read right now), but it seems to me that the cabbie was opposed to the kiss more than the homosexuality. According to the article the driver didnt say anything about their sexual orientation.
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Sadly- every time this happened to me, it was a cabbie of Arab descent. Every one of them yelled at us about this "In my country, you would be put in jail" stuff. Well, this is your country now. Deal with it.
     
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    The driver is a douche and should be punished.

    That said, what a ****ing stupid thing to say.

     
  13. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Sure it's possible that he was just offended by the PDA (in this case a PRIVATE display of affection since they were in a cab and he SHOULD have his eyes on the road), but I think we all know the chances of it being just that are pretty low.

    If this cabbie equates every kiss with "sex" then he would have very few customers because straight couples do this all the time. It's a lot more likely that he equates gay kisses to gay sex then all kisses to all sex.
     
  14. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    For some reason I can see Samantha Jones replying "Well, you're in my country, so do your job and drive."

    On another note; when I lived in New York, sometimes when walking home at night I frequently got asked by black guys to hail a cab for me.
     
  15. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Who is Samantha Jones? :confused:
     
  16. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    One of the characters from Sex and the City, the slutty one.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've had that happen to me many times over the years.
     
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    To be fair you do have to look behind you as well when you're driving ;).

    It is possible that if the driver was a homosexual and the people concerned were particularly attractive and their affection was particularly intense that he could be distracted by it and unable to safely drive. If that became the case then it could be reasonable to stop the cab for safety reasons and find another cab to take them home. At that point the customers shouldn't be charged for the taxi ride.

    In this case that doesn't appear to be the case, and the driver certainly shouldn't have asked them to pay so it wasn't acceptable.

    Pretty sad.
     
  19. codymac macrumors 6502

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    Looks like I just found a way to get free cab rides!
    :D

    DC residents should stage a "kiss in."
     
  20. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yep.
     
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    Unless there's a slutty guy on Glee, Lee is not interested. ;)
     
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    You should stay out of pop culture references old man. The Gays loves them some Sex and the City. :D
     
  23. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Oh. I HATE that show. I know, I'm a bad gay guy. I don't like showtunes either. :eek:

    Oh, just about any slutty guy will do. ;)
     
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    Ha! Barely. ;)
     

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