“I Don’t Need Your MyPhone, I have an iPhone!” – Taray Taxi Driver to Irritating Negligent Passenger   

“I Don’t Need Your MyPhone, I have an iPhone!” – Taray Taxi Driver to Irritating Negligent Passenger  

A lot of people have lost their phones or had them stolen – never to be returned again. So, we could, somewhat, understand the feelings of one lady in Davao who left her mobile phone in the cab [take note: she left it or it fell].

Now, the cab’s next passenger, Maria Irene Aserios, allegedly witnessed the entire exchange between the honest taxi driver and the, hmmm, negligent previous passenger.

Maria called the incident the ‘Taray Davao Taxi Driver Incident’ but I think Manong taxi driver did the right thing. Here’s why.

Taray Taxi Driver Incident

According to Maria, she boarded a taxi somewhere in Davao, bound for the airport. The previous passenger had left her mobile phone in the cab.

The phone rings…She handed it to the driver and told him to answer it, which he did.

The honest driver told the previous passenger that he will return the phone, but the lady has to wait because he still has a passenger he needs to drop off at the airport. He ended the call.

Ten seconds later…the phone rang again.

The driver told the phone owner that he will return the phone to Robinson’s because that was where he had apparently dropped off the previous passenger. He ended the call.

Five seconds later…the phone rang again.

Now visibly irked, the driver did not pick up the phone but simply continued to drive.

The phone rang for a hundred times – alright, that’s an exaggeration, but the continued ringing clearly angered the driver who really planned to return the phone but had a passenger he needs to bring to the airport.

The Epic Answer

Already at the end of his patience over the persistently irritating phone owner/previous passenger, the driver finally picked up the phone again. His answer was epic (excerpt from Maria’s FB post):

Madam, Davao taxi drivers are honest. When I said I will return it, I will. Just don’t pester me right now because I have a passenger and I don’t want to look unprofessional. Besides, I don’t need your MyPhone. I have an iPhone given to me by my son, who is a seaman, and another phone from GrabTaxi!

We can’t verify whether the taxi driver really had an iPhone – but who cares? He clearly put the lady in her place; though he did appear ‘mataray’ during the exchange but I would probably do the same thing.

The good news in all this, despite the ‘taray mode’ of the taxi driver, is that he really was honest and willing to return the phone to its rightful owner.

Here’s Maria’s original post:

Photo credit: Maria Irene Aserios

Photo credit: Maria Irene Aserios

How would you react if you were on the taxi driver’s place?

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