Toady I pulled into 7-eleven to do some banking. Yep, I bank at 7-eleven because there is no CIBC in Whistler or Squamish for that matter. Yes this makes me mad but I am in the process of switching banks. Anyway, continuing my story… the “Instant Teller” machine served me no good and when I returned to my car to start my engine I heard the groan of a dead battery. Not the worst thing in the world but Andrew Strain and I had a photo date and I wanted to go skiing. I began to ask the cars around me if they had jumper cables. There just so happened to be a Whistler Taxi parked next to me conveniently on the battery side of my engine. I figured they must have Jumper cables, awesome! I politely asked the cab driver, a grumpy older gentleman, if he had jumper cables.
He replied “yes I do”
“Well do you mind giving me a jump” I asked and proceeded to tell him that for some odd reason my car had just died. The response I got shocked me. The cab driver said he wouldn’t jump my car unless I paid him $25. Dumfounded I told him that I just needed a little help and that it’s ridiculous to pay him or the cab company $25 when he is parked next to me and could take 5 minutes to help me out… Then cabbie got back in his cab, folded up his crossword and drove away.
Correct me if you have different feelings about the situation but WHAT THE F*. Really taxi driver? You are parked with no clients in your vehicle and you can’t jump a fellow Whistlerite’s car for less than $25.
So that’s my WTF moment of the week.