Any Given Taxi


Literally every single time I have ever phoned a taxi service to order a cab, this is exactly how the dialogue went:

Me: O masina la adresa X, va rog.
Dispatcher: *grumpy snorts into phone, says nothing, keys clacking for 30 seconds* Pe ce nume?

Me: Sam
Dispatcher: Ce?
Me: Sâm ca sîmbata

Dispatcher: Ah. *keys clacking, garbled radio traffic in the background for a while* Trei minute.

Me: Mersi. La revedere.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. x says:

    if you’re not chased by CIA or KGB and don’t care about privacy, you can start using Nova Taxi.. since they use some kind of software storing your previous orders (by phone number), after a few calls you get to something like:

    Phone: ringing
    Dispatcher: A car to address X, mr. Y?
    Me: Yes
    Dispatcher: 75 in 2 minutes
    Me: Thank you

    or, the best so far:
    Phone: ringing
    Dispatcher: *grumpy snorts into phone, says nothing, keys clacking for 30 seconds* 143 in 3 minutes
    Phone: dial tone
    Me: …

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    1. Sam R. says:

      But what if I am being chased by CIA or KGB?

      :P

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  2. Andrei says:

    Bonus points if you do it in taxi driver/dispatcher-speak: Rahova pe X nr 5 bloc Petrica49 ana cu ana. Sau ceva la fel de criptic :)

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