taking a cab
- In response to the question from the first time cab taker--
In most areas, cabs are notorious for not responding to calls. I
recommend calling the same day you need the ride at least an hour ahead of
time. In some places (like where I live, DC), the call will mean you pay
an extra fee, but it should be small. I don't recommend calling the day
before--they will forget about you. You can tell them when you want the
ride, but don't count on them actually getting there on time. After the
first ride, you can arrange with the driver to pick you up again the next
day. This will be more reliable than the call.
Tip--about 15% should be fine. 20% if you really like the driver.
Oh, and don't expect the ride to be less scary than the bad driving of