It is a common talk here that the Auto and cab drivers are not polite

By Bala
@balasri (26554)
India
May 11, 2008 2:52am CST
and very rude the public. But to my surprise I have never come across a cab driver who is rude to me. This makes me think that the respect and service you get is directly proportional to the way you behave anywhere. What is your opinion?
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11 responses
@littleowl (7157)
11 May 08
Hi balasri-Itend to agree that it is how you are towards the driver as to wether he will be rude or polite. In my case I have never come across any rude cab driver guess cos I try to be polite and generally have a chat with them-littleowl
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
You must be an irresistible cute little polite owl.
@littleowl (7157)
16 May 08
Thanks for the compliment Balasri-your friend littleowl
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I have met some cab drivers that are the most rude people that I have ever met... bordering on mean... and there others that have been great to me. Of course the ones that go out of their way to be nice are the ones that get the nice tip when I get where I am going~! Thanks Zelo
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@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Jul 08
Here we have a common transport vehicle called Auto rickshaw.90% of the fellows who drive these are the goons and pests.I haven't hired one in ages since I am few of the lucky ones to have their own car here.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
12 May 08
Cab drivers are only human, just like you and I. If someone is rude or ignorant to them then they will retaliate the very same way. Any cab drivers that I have ever met have been very nice and very friendly and very helpful. :-)
@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
That is what I said .If you now to behave with anyone there wont be any problem.The problem is in approaching people with animosity.You get what you deserve.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
11 May 08
It's been years since I've been in a cab. Last time I rode in one the driver was friendly. Sometimes I find a passenger has to initiate a conversation with the driver. My only issue with cab drivers is they drive way too fast and weave in and out of traffic. This makes me a basket case. I'd rather get on the floor of the back seat and ride with my eyes closed...lol
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
I am imagining that scene and laughing uncontrollably.They vent out their anger of happiness on the wheels only.I know that.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
11 May 08
I'm not really sure about that. I get rudeness from people no matter where I go or no matter what I do. I try to be nice and polite to everyone but it never comes back to me. All that I ever get is rudeness from others the majority of the time. I think alot of people ask to be treated that way though, but I sure the heck don't!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
11 May 08
The can never change us.
• India
11 May 08
it is just bcoz of our superior tpye of feeling toward the cab driver or the auto driver make them rude towards us we always think ourselves to be cheated so we dont trust and make them go a wrong way of rudeness with us!!!!!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
11 May 08
That is a great response pal.It is our complex that brings all the trouble.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
14 May 08
It's only once or twice that auto drivers have been rude to me. Most of them are very polite with me. And I've never experienced a case of cab drivers being rude to me.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
12 May 08
The type of behavior that I noticed all the time is that they are very quiet ,but I don't find this rude. I usually have a good experience with cab drivers.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
12 May 08
I not sure about that, but I do ccme across cab drivers that are really rude. When I bored the cab and tell him where I'm going, he start the cab and stop at a traffic light and asked me to get down and wait for any cab in a very rude way and its not even a 5 minutes ride and we did not even say a thing yet.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
12 May 08
Hi bala. I've had different experiences with cab drivers. Some were slightly rude despite the fact that I've done nothing wrong to receive that kind of treatment. And some gives their passengers a kind of royal treatment. You're right though. Do unto others what you want others to do unto you. But sometimes, even if you're doing the right thing, rudeness still comes our way. I guess, to be fair to some cab drivers who acts rudely, they might not be having a nice day. And being polite is temporarily at the bottom of their "to-do" list.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
11 May 08
Hello,balasri!No,the statement is wrong,instead the auto drivers or cab drivers are well behaved and polite towards the passengers.there is no reason for them to be rude or impolite towards the passengers.but one thing i must clear you that as you sow,so you reap.thanx.