If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Komo)   Seattle proposes eliminating hygiene standards for taxi drivers. Wait a sec...there are currently hygiene standards for taxi drivers?   (komonews.com) divider line 40
    More: Amusing, standards, hygiene  
•       •       •

2532 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2012 at 3:08 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



40 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-10-25 03:10:01 PM
In before: Yellow Curry Fart Fog

www.keepcalmstudio.com
 
2012-10-25 03:13:42 PM
Uterus control is just the beginning.
 
2012-10-25 03:14:37 PM
Are you talkin to me?
 
2012-10-25 03:16:40 PM
Those beaded taxi seat covers are just strainers after all.
Keeps ya from sticking to the vinyl
Like a one cheek sneak on a hot wet summer day on a flat wooden church pew.
 
2012-10-25 03:20:51 PM
There was a picture I was going to label "future taxi driver," but then I thought maybe not. It's so NSFW I should link to it and warn my fellow Farkers. Then I thought, hey maybe I just shouldn't do anything with a picture of a naked Indian boy pissing out the side of a train.

Meanwhile @ Fark Rye's house...
www.freethenation.net
 
2012-10-25 03:21:08 PM

ChipNASA: Those beaded taxi seat covers are just strainers after all.
Keeps ya from sticking to the vinyl
Like a one cheek sneak on a hot wet summer day on a flat wooden church pew.


Reads like lyrics, I had to google just to make sure.
 
2012-10-25 03:22:47 PM
j.static-locatetv.com
 
2012-10-25 03:25:42 PM
"Basically they're saying, 'Treat us like adults,'" said Denise Movius, deputy director of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, which oversees taxi regulations in the city of Seattle. "We don't dictate to any other business in the city how they should dress."

Um...yeah. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this law wouldn't be in place if there wasn't a serious, chronic problem with a significant percentage of the drivers in your industry. Other businesses don't have hygiene and dress codes imposed on them because they've shown that they're able to regulate themselves adequately. If your industry had proven their ability to regulate your public-facing employees, there would be no law. Your drivers stank and you didn't deal with the problem so the problem was dealt with for you. If you'd acted like adults from the beginning, you wouldn't be in this situation.
 
2012-10-25 03:26:15 PM

probesport: ChipNASA: Those beaded taxi seat covers are just strainers after all.
Keeps ya from sticking to the vinyl
Like a one cheek sneak on a hot wet summer day on a flat wooden church pew.

Reads like lyrics, I had to google just to make sure.


Hey, all writers write what they know....konwwutI'msayin'.....comes from the heart.....like beans.....
/beans.
 
2012-10-25 03:31:01 PM
when I get into a cab and notice/smell that a homeless person is driving it, I always check the picture ID plaque for confirmation it is indeed the real cab driver.

/Over farking blown.
//Be non-smelly and have clean clothes.
///whats so hard about that.
////And since when are cab drivers chanting tea bagger mantra of government not regulating them?
 
2012-10-25 03:34:20 PM

probesport: Those beaded taxi seat covers are just strainers after all.
Keeps ya from sticking to the vinyl
Like a one cheek sneak on a hot wet summer day on a flat wooden church pew.



My head is lolling from side to side,
But I don't use no mirrors,
The mixture of Carbon Monoxide and Methane
Makes my mind spin and lines blur
I push the pedels, off we go
To destinations unknown, you yell from the back seat
But I can't hear it, your language is foreign to me
I am the master of asphalt and machine.
That will be $44.75. thankyouverymuchgetthefarkout
 
2012-10-25 03:36:14 PM
This is going to end up being racist somehow.
 
2012-10-25 03:36:39 PM
Can we extend this to IT workers as well? Some of these guys who come over from India are seriously, seriously in need of a shower.
 
2012-10-25 03:37:37 PM
For some reason this has been Stinky People Ride SEPTA week for me.
 
2012-10-25 03:37:51 PM

Creoena: Can we extend this to IT workers as well? Some of these guys who come over from India are seriously, seriously in need of a shower.


Mobile cutoff 1/2 of the comment. First half was in support of current regulations
 
2012-10-25 03:40:28 PM

Creoena: Can we extend this to IT workers as well? Some of these guys who come over from India are seriously, seriously in need of a shower.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-25 03:40:53 PM
If ever there was a thread that needed the "SCARY" tag, this is it.
 
2012-10-25 03:42:52 PM
kaleeb jaba jaba hey gloop glopb indian
 
2012-10-25 03:44:21 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: kaleeb jaba jaba hey gloop glopb indian


Dot not feather.
 
2012-10-25 03:45:33 PM
I know this is a cliche question, but seriously, who are they on the phone with the entire time?
 
2012-10-25 03:48:40 PM

Endive Wombat: I know this is a cliche question, but seriously, who are they on the phone with the entire time?


They are taking tech support calls for HP.
 
2012-10-25 03:53:33 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-25 03:57:41 PM
I used to drive for JD Transport, an ambulatory (no wheelchairs) paratransit service here on Puget Sound. Most of my work was emergency pick-ups from people who didn't like the taxi driver assigned to them. 8-9 hrs of moving people from Seattle to Tacoma on I-5 because of some of the driver's hygiene.

/Is that how ya spell hygene?
//That stinks
 
2012-10-25 03:58:08 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

"Why are you never home?? I have to feed and clothe the children and you're never here to read to Ajit. I can't even believe you forget to get me Mango Salsa at the grocer last time I told you. If i have told you a thousand times, by Vishnu, when is that last time you brought home any money.??? i think you spend it all on cheap booze, strip club and those nasty cigars. You are an awful example for our children, Ajit, Dilip, Jeetendra and Lakshamana. I mean these poor children live on barely a few grains of jasmine rice and a few bites of naan bread and you're probably eating Sarsoon Macchi by the plate full while wheeling around the city Day and night. You don't come home for days and who ever helps me with the chores. At least I don't have to wash your clothes with everything else I have to do around here. may Mahatma Gandhi look down on me and bless me..I am a peaceful woman but if you don't listen to me.....Batman bin Suparman....are you listening to me....are you LISTENING TO ME??? hello, HELLO!!!!?????"
 
2012-10-25 03:59:01 PM

ChipNASA: Jon iz teh kewl: kaleeb jaba jaba hey gloop glopb indian

Dot not feather.

programmer??
 
2012-10-25 04:18:23 PM
As an indian, i'm truly embarrassed by this. I fully support the hygiene standard. If you wanna be smelly, stay in India.

/non stinky
 
2012-10-25 04:30:51 PM
I see more an issue for the taxi operators. If you visit the city on business and have the option to use taxi's or rent a car you might opt for a taxi on day one. If you get a bad impression from that taxi you might arrange a rental afterwards.
 
2012-10-25 04:52:32 PM

Creoena: Can we extend this to IT workers as well? Some of these guys who come over from India are seriously, seriously in need of a shower.


I used to do tech support for an ISP, none of the employees were Indian but were all, far smellier than any foreign-born cab driver I've had.
 
2012-10-25 05:00:59 PM
I just ride in the back seat. I have no idea what a cab driver smells like.
 
2012-10-25 05:22:38 PM

sheep snorter: when I get into a cab and notice/smell that a homeless person is driving it, I always check the picture ID plaque for confirmation it is indeed the real cab driver.

/Over farking blown.
//Be non-smelly and have clean clothes.
///whats so hard about that.
////And since when are cab drivers chanting tea bagger mantra of government not regulating them?


I drove a cab for a while. The first cab I had smelled like a homeless person died in there. As I was cleaning it out I saw a detail work order that they repo'd the cab from the previous driver who was living in the cab. Of course the shiatbags that ran the cab company didn't touch it or even thro in an air freshener. It was handy having the work order to show customers who instantly shouted wtf is that smell the second they got into the cab. It was like working in an elevator that someone tacobell spray farted in and then having it stop at every floor for someone new to get on and assume that you were the one that made the smell.

On a side note the owners of cab companies are some if the biggest shiatbags on the planet. Just below poloticians. They pay $1000-1500 for a retired cop car. Paint it and rent it to some poor schmuck or immigrant for $120 a day. If there is a repair problem they still charge you while you wait to work again. Which is usually a couole days. Then you get it back and its fine for a day or two and then the exact same problem pops up again. If you dont like it they just give your cab to one of the five schmucks waiting in the pen for a cab.
 
2012-10-25 05:26:28 PM
Many years ago, I dated a gentleman from the Middle East. With my allergies, I requested that he wear antiperspirant (I use unscented solid) instead of the three bottles of cologne he seemed to douse himself with.

But when I held up my stick of Sure, he shook his head. "It's for women!" he protested.

Guess all they've remembered are the Secret commercials and not the Mitchum, Right Guard, Irish Spring, etc., etc., etc.
 
2012-10-25 05:38:00 PM

Cream of Meat: As an indian, i'm truly embarrassed by this. I fully support the hygiene standard. If you wanna be smelly, stay in India.

/non stinky


My smelly SEPTA seatmates have all be white people, if it makes you feel better.
 
2012-10-25 05:50:05 PM

YixilTesiphon: Cream of Meat: As an indian, i'm truly embarrassed by this. I fully support the hygiene standard. If you wanna be smelly, stay in India.

/non stinky

My smelly SEPTA seatmates have all be white people, if it makes you feel better.


I had to share a Greyhound with a fat, bearded, white girl who smelled like rancid Nacho cheese. Not a seat, a bus, and her smell filled all of it. I watched her walk down the aisle and could see people recoil from the stench in her wake. I wondered what they were reacting to...and then she drew opposite me. She was wearing a tent-like dress that looked like it hadn't been changed in a week, and she had bushier muttonchops that I've ever been able to grow.
 
2012-10-25 06:08:58 PM
If they had to institute hygiene standards, there was probably a reason why.


/has been in some nasty taxis on international trips
 
2012-10-25 06:20:50 PM

Great Odins Raven: This is going to end up being racist somehow.


I wouldn't say racist - it's more just a matter of differing cultural standards. Most of the taxi drivers around here are immigrants from either the Indian sub-continent or Saharan Africa. While one might argue that these cultures have different standards for hygiene, most individuals get clued in very soon after arrival. They really don't need specific laws to address this issue.

The real problem is THEY CAN'T FARKING DRIVE. I would suggest a law requiring them to hold a regular US driver's license for 5 years before applying for a chauffer's license.
 
2012-10-25 07:19:09 PM
So they're letting hipsters be cabbies, great, now you gotta spend the entire trip insisting on taking the best route rather then 'the most obscure'.
 
2012-10-25 08:08:53 PM
.... not as many as you'd think ....
Agent K
 
2012-10-26 12:15:08 AM
Seattle: Cab drivers so clean you can lick!
 
2012-10-26 01:19:36 AM

BumpInTheNight: So they're letting hipsters be cabbies, great, now you gotta spend the entire trip insisting on taking the best route rather then 'the most obscure'.


We have a lot of hipster cabbies in my city, they stopped taking some streets and expressways because they've become too popular and mainstream.
 
2012-10-26 04:06:54 AM

Endive Wombat: I know this is a cliche question, but seriously, who are they on the phone with the entire time?


Asked and answered
 
Displayed 40 of 40 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report