27 Mar '12, 1pm

An incorrect address @CabbieBlogさんから

27 March, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Thinking allowed | Leave a comment Tags: punters While working as a cabbie how should I address you, and conversely when riding in the back of my cab by what name will you use to attract my attention? I’m sure cabbies from previous generations addressed their customers as “Guvn’r”, as the punters at the time were almost certainly male and middle class, and therefore in the manner of the day, would be regarded at a higher social standing. But nowadays in a more egalitarian society much of the class structure of the last century seems to have been abandoned and also our customers are more likely to be women as much as men. Moreover many modern women will direct me as their male companion stands idly by. So how should my customers address me? “Taxi” is wrong on so many fronts, that I don’t know where to start; it is just that I don’t have...

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