1. Katie K

    This was discussed on one of the morning shows today.

    Sherri lives in NYC and was called to pick up her young son who was sick at school. In the cab, en route to their doctor’s office, he had an episode of severe vomiting. The cab driver was upset and concerned that he would lose an entire day’s work while the cab was being cleaned.

    Sherri gave him all the cash she had on hand and asked him to come by her office today so that she could reimburse him.

    I’m wondering what the proper etiquette is for this situation. Should Sherri pay to have the cab cleaned? Should she reimburse the driver for whatever loss of income he experienced as a result of her son’s illness? How would she know how much that would be? (Sherri was appalled that this had happened and seemed willing to make the appropriate amends.)

    • Ashleigh

      While he is going to lose some time, he isn’t going to lose the ENTIRE day. Not sure if you’ve ever been in a NYC cab, but they’re made mostly of plastic/vinyl so that they are easy to clean and keep hygenic. I would imagine that there is some sort of reimbursement program for this type of accident where the driver could bring the receipt from wherever they had it cleaned and get the cleaning fee back. I tried searching the NY Taxi & Limo Commission website and couldn’t find any real answers.

  2. kathy

    Shoes Off! It should be automatic when entering anyones home. of course you can ask first as some people don’t care. when you enter a house with your shoes on, your bringing in all the filth on your shoes. I recently moved to hawaii, where it’s understood= shoes Off. Best thing ever. I don’t know how i ever got along without that before. Please people. take your shoes off!

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