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(National Post)   Woman wants cab driver fired after he left her son on a rural road in -37 C weather, which is the temperature at which most Canadians will start to consider putting on a hat   ( nationalpost.com) divider line
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2018-01-03 12:26:37 PM  
48 votes:

Once Terpsma got him home, she cuddled with him to get his body temperature up, she said.



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2018-01-03 12:25:25 PM  
32 votes:

Mugato: Jesus Christ, positive 37 degrees would make me try to find a Tauntaun to crawl into.


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2018-01-03 12:00:52 PM  
28 votes:
Jesus Christ, positive 37 degrees would make me try to find a Tauntaun to crawl into.
2018-01-03 12:33:19 PM  
22 votes:
I travelled to Winnipeg in February a few years ago. It was there that I learned the -40 is where the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales meet.

I could have gone a lifetime not knowing that.
2018-01-03 12:34:57 PM  
14 votes:

dustygrimp: I travelled to Winnipeg in February a few years ago. It was there that I learned the -40 is where the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales meet.

I could have gone a lifetime not knowing that.


Just be glad you didn't live where the Rankine and Kelvin scales meet.
2018-01-03 12:29:37 PM  
12 votes:
FTFA: More than anything, she said, her son is shy of the media attention he's getting and embarrassed that he got out of the cab in the first place.

Thanks Mom!
2018-01-03 12:34:50 PM  
8 votes:
I believe it's called a toque.

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2018-01-03 12:33:12 PM  
8 votes:

Mikey1969: Yeah, at the VERY least, the cab driver lets the guy out and IMMEDIATELY radios dispatch to tell them what's up. It gives him some kind of credibility, especially as it would show that he was concerned with the weather. Instead, just dumping him out and driving off doesn't make him look at all worried about the kid's chances of surviving.

Personally, I think the driver is full of shiat. Why would anyone insist on just getting out of the cab in the middle of nowhere?


Well, that time was 100% the shrooms for me, but I was fine because the Walrus directed me to the nearest offramp, leading me directly to the next roflcopter home.

At least I HOPE that was a taxi.
2018-01-03 12:30:50 PM  
8 votes:
Woman wants cab driver fired after he left her son on a rural road in -37 C weather

Iced is the word you are looking for. She wants the cab driver iced.
2018-01-03 12:29:11 PM  
8 votes:
Our resident Canadian here at work (alright, actually from Milwaukee, but sounds Canadian and is close enough anyway) wore a coat to work today. That should be cause for closing our place of business due to weather.
2018-01-03 01:08:12 PM  
7 votes:

brantgoose: I can see her POV.


xhamster link, or GTFO.
2018-01-03 01:01:49 PM  
6 votes:

henryhill


Giving the driver more money upon arrival was not an option?


"We can give you two now, and another fifteen when we reach Alderaan."

We all know how well that worked out.
2018-01-03 01:31:36 PM  
5 votes:
He should've decided to have an adventure instead:

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2018-01-03 01:31:14 PM  
4 votes:
TNel:  now I'm sure the school is like wth is wrong with that family.

To be fair, you are posting on Fark.
2018-01-03 12:45:31 PM  
4 votes:
A few years back now, I called myself a cab to get home from a drunken escapade. When it arrived, and the driver and I were discussing the fare, I realized I had spent my last $20 and had no cash on me. I apologized, and got out. The cabbie advised that he was calling the police because I was trying to skip the fare. We hadn't even driven away. So just before he took off, I stuck my foot in front of his tire, and when he ran it over I screamed like a banshee and told him I was going to sue him and his cab company for every penny they had. He did not call the police.
2018-01-03 01:52:50 PM  
3 votes:

Mugato: Jesus Christ, positive 37 degrees would make me try to find a Tauntaun to crawl into.


37C is normal body temperature. It would have to plummet to 36 before I'd complain.
2018-01-03 01:35:18 PM  
3 votes:

darth_badger: Once you start searching for "Mom cuddle warm up" on GIS or Pornhub you have reached the end of internet porn.


Not even close dude... I do envy the pristine view of humanity you must still hold.
2018-01-03 12:55:48 PM  
3 votes:

Snarfangel: Woman wants cab driver fired after he left her son on a rural road in -37 C weather

Iced is the word you are looking for. She wants the cab driver iced.


Dont bring me into this.

Maybe the son is just dumb. I knew a girl that once she realized she had left her pass at home wanted to leave the train in the middle of nowhere and just remain there, late at night just so she wouldnt have to talk to the ticket audit guy and explain the situation or ask one of the persons with her to pay for her ticket. Some people push shyness into dumb situations.
2018-01-03 12:38:50 PM  
3 votes:
Two stories, one from the cabbie and one from someone who had been drinking.  Meh, flip a coin.
2018-01-03 02:04:00 PM  
2 votes:

mama2tnt: He should've decided to have an adventure instead:

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Stealing it...because, at 16 yrs old, my best friend in high school did exactly this. He drove to my house. Twenty minutes after we left, he told me where the car came from.

/it was a hotel on Miami Beach
//gotdammit, David!
///ditched it 2 miles from hotel
2018-01-03 01:07:35 PM  
2 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: "We can give you two now, and another fifteen when we reach Alderaan."

We all know how well that worked out.


To be fair, they never did reach Alderaan.
2018-01-03 01:04:46 PM  
2 votes:
I can see her POV.

However, her son looks like Eric Trump.

I feel I have to point that out in defence of the bus driver.
2018-01-03 12:59:19 PM  
2 votes:

Bawdy George: bigfatbuddhist: I gotta go with the son on this one.  He told the driver how much he had and the driver agreed to drive him...

I'd like to see the follow-up to this one, because that kid's story sounds like unmitigated bullshiat to me.


He's Canadian.  They aren't like us...
2018-01-03 12:54:09 PM  
2 votes:
Once you start searching for "Mom cuddle warm up" on GIS or Pornhub you have reached the end of internet porn.
2018-01-04 12:49:23 AM  
1 vote:

knobmaker: lack of warmth: knobmaker: What surprises me a little about the Fark reaction to this story is the number of stupid Farkers who actually believe the cabby. I have to assume they've never taken a cab in their entire bucolic lives.

Stupid Farkers? I take it you don't have much experience with kids who do something stupid, then cover for themselves by telling mom a different story.

I take it you didn't read the article.  The cabbie violated the policy of his own company, as well as basic human decency, so it doesn't matter at all if the kid lied about what happened.  The maturity or judgment of the kid has nothing to do with the fact that the cabby farked up by the standards of his own employer.

/to be fair, my kids are a lot smarter than the Farkers who didn't bother to read the whole article before jumping on the get off my lawn bus.


I did read it, and I also know no matter what policy is, a grown 19 yro brat has the right to get out of a cab.  What is the cabby going to say?  A legally grown man has the right to get out of a car if they want to.  Company policy doesn't outweigh the rights of the passenger.  You're just showing more and more how you don't know much.  It's a he said-he said, and there's no reason to lay into one without really knowing the truth, which will never be known.

/I seriously doubt the existence of your kids.
//There may have been offspring, but you're no parent.
2018-01-03 08:30:29 PM  
1 vote:
Canadians have always been known to be weak, especially when it comes to freezing temperatures. Real Americans grab their soccer uniforms and pick up a ball at -40.

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2018-01-03 04:36:38 PM  
1 vote:

anustart: Mugato: Jesus Christ, positive 37 degrees would make me try to find a Tauntaun to crawl into.

37C is normal body temperature. It would have to plummet to 36 before I'd complain.


That's just with your weird moon-man method of temperature.
2018-01-03 02:07:04 PM  
1 vote:

dv-ous: It's possible the cabbie is telling the truth, but the optics on this are not good given local history.


c'mon, rural alberta and saskatoon are way apart.
2018-01-03 01:11:47 PM  
1 vote:
"More than anything, she said, her son is shy of the media attention he's getting..."

And clearly it's bothering you too isn't it honey?
2018-01-03 12:56:49 PM  
1 vote:

stuhayes2010: Her 19 year old son.


Yeah, bud must be feeling pretty awesome about his mom reporting this to all the news agencies, she probably breast fed him on the way home too.
2018-01-03 12:46:09 PM  
1 vote:
walk and THEN call ???
i would have called the second i got out.
yep, something is weird here...
2018-01-03 12:41:04 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Jesus Christ, positive 37 degrees would make me try to find a Tauntaun to crawl into.


Yeah but the smell.  You think they smell bad on the outside?
2018-01-03 12:38:29 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: Why would anyone insist on just getting out of the cab in the middle of nowhere?

Terpsma said her son had been drinking that night but was not drunk or belligerent.


Kids who drink don't make the best decisions. I'm not sure mom is getting the whole truth.
2018-01-03 12:34:36 PM  
1 vote:
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/srsly, -37C?  you live somewhere like that, you takes your chances
2018-01-03 12:32:20 PM  
1 vote:
*sigh*
*Puts on old man beard*

Back in my day, they'd only close down the schools for -50F and below, and yes, I'd walk a mile in the snow to and from the buss stop every day.

/Uphill, both ways.
//Dry cold is manageable with proper cloths. Just don't stop moving.
///Cabbie is still an idiot.
 
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