These days, passengers prefer getting a ride via Grab and other ride-hailing apps instead of taking a regular cab. The reason for this is that most taxi drivers would ask you for extra payment or won’t even let you ride if the destination passes through a traffic-congested spot or might be ‘far’.
Many taxi drivers also have bad manners and don’t have qualms at cursing at passengers. Others also have meters that run too fast, making passengers pay much more than what they should actually pay for.
But not all taxi drivers are bad, really. There are still many who are honest and are there to serve passengers.
One of these good men left recently went viral.
Greg Laude was praised for his unconventional way of making his passengers happy: by giving them roses! Wow.
Netizen Criss Subang shared how she rode Laude’s taxi, UYE – 207 of Lord & Lady taxi, from SM Aura in Taguig City. At the time, she was about to book a Grab car when she noticed that no one was taking the taxis at the cab lane, even if there were 6 people ahead of her.
Upon learning that these people were waiting for their Grab car rides, she decided to take the cab instead. It turned out to be a good choice. Not only did she not have to wait for her ride just like the other people on queue, but she also received a rose from this sweet taxi driver.
“I saw a lot of rose petals scattered on the floor and as I was about to ask Sir Driver, he quietly handed me a rose. I didn’t get to ask anymore. I smiled and said thank you,” Subang shared.
She learned that Laude often buys 30 to 50 roses each day to hand out to passengers. According to the driver, he wants people to change their minds about cabs as he shows them that taxis like his are still safe and great to ride.
If only all taxi drivers were like him…