303 Taxi Sucks

So I’m coming back from Chicago last night on a late night train that gets into my town at 12:25am.  We didn’t have a car there at the train station, so no problem – we’ll just call a taxi, right?

WRONG.

I look up taxi numbers on my iPhone and the first one that comes up is American Taxi.  We call.  The say they don’t go to my town, but give us a number of someone who does.  This number ends with 0303.  This means its 303 Taxi.  I think it’s a little strange that they hand us right over to the competition, but I’m fucking tired and just want to go home.  This is where things get strange.

We call the 0303 number and the guy says that that is the wrong 0303 number and gives us another 0303 number.  So, we call that number and after taking all our information they just say, “Sorry – we can’t send anyone out there now.”  Um, okay.  Why is that?  “We just can’t.”  Huh?  Okay, thanks for nothing, dipshit.

No problem, there are plenty of taxi companies listed under Taxi Services for my town in the online yellow pages.  We’ll just call another company.

WRONG.

Every one of them would re-route back to 303 taxi!  I am not making this up.  We called like four other listings and they would always pick up the phone as 303 Taxi!  It’s like they murdered all the other taxi drivers out there so they could * not * pick you up!

We called them again and explained the situation, but they wouldn’t budge.  At one point my husband says, “So what I am supposed to do, sleep in the train station?” and the guy says – no lie – “I don’t think you’re supposed to do that, sir.”  WTF?????  Isn’t the fucking point of a taxi to PICK ME UP where I need a ride and TAKE ME TO WHERE I WANT TO GO?  They don’t get to just pick and choose where to go and who to pick up, right?  And it’s not like I live at 8-Mile or something.  I live in a big suburban town that has a train line that goes to Chicago!  Aggggagagagh!

What did we do?  Well, we had to call a friend of my stepdaughter who lives two towns over to come and pick our asses up!

Thank you to that friend, and thanks for nothing 303 Taxi – you suck!

UPDATE 10/09: Hey, guess what?  303 Taxi Still Sucks!