WATCH: 4 dont’s of riding TNVs, according to Isabelle Daza
Before there were Grab and Uber drivers at our beck and call, we all had to live through the dark ages of waiting in line at taxi stands, only to get a rude taxi driver who had a “broken meter” and charged a fixed rate. While not all taxi drivers scam their passengers, the countless horror stories and experiences surrounding taxi rides seemed to have created a “taxi-phobia” among passengers who vowed to never ride another taxi in their life ever again.
These days, it’s all about booking a Grab or Uber ride to get to one’s desired destination. And while these new transport systems aren’t perfect in themselves, the assurance of safe, comfortable rides outweighs the small amount of fee a passenger has to pay extra for the trip. But like with most things in life, we take things for granted when we get used to their presence — and Isabelle Daza attests to this as she took to Facebook last Friday, to share a video she came up with, which most passengers might relate to.
In the video, Daza shared four top don’ts of ride-sharing to make sure everyone keeps themselves in check. “When I take Grab, I always find myself chatting with the driver,” she wrote. “Their stories gave me an idea for a video to remind everyone on how to be good Grabbers. Check out the dont’s when you ride share. Don’t be a no-no!”
Next time you book a Grab or Uber, perhaps it wouldn’t hurt not to keep your driver waiting, or to remember to greet them a cheery “Hello!” or a grateful “Thank you!” once you arrive at your destination. A little tip goes a long way, too. JB
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