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30 September 2006 @ 02:55 pm
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Despite protests from cabbies all over the country, the board in charge of this sort of thing has approved a change in fare laws which means that all cab fares must now be taken by the metre instead of agreed on in advance. Getting from any one point in Cobh to any other point in Cobh used to cost five euro. Five euro isn't so much to drop to get from here to there. It now costs seven euro fifty for Ted to go to or from work. Seven fifty is a lot more than five. *sigh* He says he's going to start walking to work again, despite the weather (he'd stopped when he was working 2349087 hours a week). *I'm* frustrated 'cause I'd just convinced myself that it'd probably be okay to spend five euro a day to be brought over to the gym, and that it might be a clever idea to find a workout partner so somebody'd expect me to be there so I'd *go*. But again, seven fifty is a lot more than five. The particular bitch about that is there is frankly no way I'm going to walk two miles to the gym, work out or swim (especially swim) and then walk home again. Dammit all. :p

miles to Isengard: 286
 
 
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(Anonymous) on September 30th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
cabbies
Cab business is the most regulated business in the world. We don't get set our prices ( their control by the city). There are ways around $7.50 price, it depends on how tuff the cab inspectors are, how willing is cabby willing bend the rules & falsily his trip sheet. How often is the meter read and compared to the trip sheet? Plus the city/state is probaly doing 'cause of gas prices. In S.A. we have a silding scale depending gas price during the last quarter. Your minion