Man Goes Berserk and Attacks Tuktuk After He Says He Was Ripped Off by Driver

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He says in the comments he has agreed to buy a new tuk tuk plus $150 comp. Those tuk Tuks are $2000+ ...he should have paid the extra $3 charge or just walked away. An expensive lesson here . He could have used the screen shots to complain to passapp and that would have got the guy booted off the platform costing him a lot of business.

I always prefer grab and if I use pass app I put my end destination in there so there is no messing about with directions etc.
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Must be shit having to live a life carrying tools
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:11 am I told him I wasn't going to pay that amount and he became aggressive, telling "ah kmao chkei" and "choy ma". I got out of the tuk tuk to see his screen and he pushed me and started yelling.
Boy, if it had been the westerner calling a Khmer a "black dog".....there'd have been an emergency round table session at the Ministry of the Interior and this guy'd already be in an immigration holding cell awaiting deportation with a lifetime ban from the Country for disparagement/loss of face of a Khmer citizen / Khmer culture.
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I drive an Uber and occasionally the app does strange things. It often gets completely lost and loses its mind.
Or does these things. A few weeks ago I got a fare with this address. Coral Inn. Railway Road. Lucknow. Utder Pradesh. India. Cairns Queensland. The rider Narelle was 300 metres away at the Hotel Cairns.
Or this one. A Japanese rider at Kuranda. 30 ks away up on the Tablelands. $36 for me but not worth it for a one way trip up a very twisty mountain road. My last job on a Sunday morning and obviously the man wanted to return to Cairns.
But no, I took him 31 kms further away to Coles, Mareeba where he worked on a farm. I was falling asleep on the way but swiped him off when we arrived. No internet access, all the way back down the hill to Cairns. When I was nearly home the value of the ride came up- $242!!!
I told Uber that night and by the next morning it was back to $42 for me for 91ks. No one hacked the app, it just fucked up.
Did the angry vandal in this case think Khmer tuk tuks are geeks? But I was immediately reminded of Fletch and Shane who got a tuk back from Sihanoukville to St 136 and argued over the fare. Shane got the big knife and cut up the seats!!
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From the info so far, I'm on the side of the tuktuk driver. He was so scared that he ran away, leaving the tuktuk behind. The passenger is a big imposing guy. I find it difficult to believe that a tuktuk driver would say those insults to his face, unless it was over his shoulder as he was running away. And why was he running away, unless he was the one who felt threatened ? :dragonchase:

As for the knife, that is so out of line. The guy lost his cool over $3 and pulled a knife. He slashed the tuktuk to bits. That takes quite a bit of rage and a serious lack of self-control.

All in all, there are better ways to deal with life's little frustrations in the KOW. Or maybe this is why so many foreigners have heart attacks. :dm:
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Typical western comes to a third world country and all of a sudden thier shit don't stink
No respect
I'm standing up, so I must be straight
What's a poor man do when the blues keep following him around.
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Anchor Moy wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:56 pm From the info so far, I'm on the side of the tuktuk driver. He was so scared that he ran away, leaving the tuktuk behind. The passenger is a big imposing guy. I find it difficult to believe that a tuktuk driver would say those insults to his face, unless it was over his shoulder as he was running away. And why was he running away, unless he was the one who felt threatened ? :dragonchase:

As for the knife, that is so out of line. The guy lost his cool over $3 and pulled a knife. He slashed the tuktuk to bits. That takes quite a bit of rage and a serious lack of self-control.

All in all, there are better ways to deal with life's little frustrations in the KOW. Or maybe this is why so many foreigners have heart attacks. :dm:
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He must feel a right fool today.

Losing his rag over a few dollars.

Then slashing tyres and a canopy = maybe $300 max damage.

Then agreeing to pay the dude and give him a new tuk tuk to replace the slightly damaged one.

And still a big enough knobhead to be online justifying his actions as though he had any self control at all.

And not even a newcomer!
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Khmers say insulting stuff all the time, they just assume you don't understand. Not defending the guy's actions, but they'll say whatever they can get away with.
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Anchor Moy wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:56 pm From the info so far, I'm on the side of the tuktuk driver. He was so scared that he ran away, leaving the tuktuk behind. The passenger is a big imposing guy. I find it difficult to believe that a tuktuk driver would say those insults to his face, unless it was over his shoulder as he was running away. And why was he running away, unless he was the one who felt threatened ? :dragonchase:

As for the knife, that is so out of line. The guy lost his cool over $3 and pulled a knife. He slashed the tuktuk to bits. That takes quite a bit of rage and a serious lack of self-control.

All in all, there are better ways to deal with life's little frustrations in the KOW. Or maybe this is why so many foreigners have heart attacks. :dm:
I agree fully.

I think it's probably indeed the app malfunctioning (just look at the 'route' on the map). Combine that with a Khmer simply repeating what the app says: 21000 riel. No matter how often the tuktuk driver has done the route for just a third of that, if the app says that's the price today, then that's the price today. Also, keep in mind they have to pay a commission to PassApp, based on what is on that screen.

I can understand a customer getting angry, but just having a look at that screen would have told him something's not right. Just pay and sort it out with PassApp later. But, as usual in cases like these, he was probably totally pissed at 1AM. And his memory of the exact turn of events a bit blurred.
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