I'm sitting in the jacks of a pub last night staring at the ad on the door. Its for the Taxi Regulator. It gives email addresses and a phone number to contact them if you want to compliment, or complain about a taxi driver.
I wonder how many people compliment them?
"Yeah, is that the taxi regulator? Great. I just want to say fair play to me taxi driver last night. He was dead on and he let us stop for chips on the way home. Can you pass that onto him?"
A taxi driver told me a deadly story last week. He had collected a fare from town heading out to Ballymun. The couple looked a little bit suss but it was a quiet night and he needed the cash. They ask him to stop at a chipper along the way, and they both get out to buy their grub.
Grub purchased they head back into the taxi and up to Poppintree. They then realise they've no money, but they offer to run into the house and get some, and they leave the food in the taxi as insurance.
This taxi driver was so hungry (and these two customers had been pissing him off so much) that when the couple went into their house, he drove off at full speed till he got out of sight from the estate. Then he parked up and ate their food. He says it was delicious.