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It's a little bit silly... [May. 22nd, 2008|04:42 pm]
John
I decided I'm not taking a cab to the airport on Saturday, I'm using long term parking instead. Why? Well, partly because a cab ride is $40 one way, so $80 both ways, and long term parking is about the same, and it means not panicking if the cab doesn't show up on Saturday morning.

But the biggest reason was that I saw this on the website of the cab company I was going to use:

* A 20% Gratuity will be added for your convenience (Industry standard).

For my convenience?

I wouldn't mind a 20% tip (I tend a bit higher, if I'm flush), but making it mandatory and lying about the reason it's being tacked on is too much.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2008-05-22 11:56 pm (UTC)
Making it mandatory makes it a service charge, not a gratuity. Yes, too much!
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[User Picture]From: ms_interpret
2008-05-23 02:43 am (UTC)
That is ludicrous.
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[User Picture]From: mathochist
2008-05-28 02:07 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I didn't see this before the weekend (I assume you meant last Saturday)... I live about 2.5 miles from the airport, and you'd be welcome to park in front of my house any time you're flying. I'd give you a ride if I'm around, too; otherwise you'd still have to take a cab, but it'd only be about $10 each way.
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