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: Sâm ca sîmbata
Dispatcher: Ah. *keys clacking, garbled radio traffic in the background for a while* Trei minute.
Me: Mersi. La revedere.
4 thoughts on “Any Given Taxi”
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:
Dispatcher: A car to address X, mr. Y?
Dispatcher: 75 in 2 minutes
Me: Thank you
or, the best so far:
Dispatcher: *grumpy snorts into phone, says nothing, keys clacking for 30 seconds* 143 in 3 minutes
Phone: dial tone
But what if I am being chased by CIA or KGB?
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 :)