There are many different circumstances that dictate the conditions you’re willing to subject yourself to in order to obtain a certain goal. For example, would you wedge yourself between two portly riders (who refuse to use deodorant) for an hour on a
Turn this logic around. Say you were in
Yesterday when I arrived at LaGuardia, I’d had enough. I wasn’t going to do it. The last time I did it, I saw that the flat rate of a cab to get to Midtown was $30 (posted by the NYC cab authority). I had about $38 in cash at the time and I tried it, only to end up arguing with a driver (who suddenly understood English when it came to money) who insisted that tolls and other “fees” brought the fare up to $50. “Bah!” I didn’t pay it, but the argument and the experience left me stressed for an hour afterward.
This time, I walked over to the “Traveler’s Assistance” booth and asked “Is there another way? A Shuttle, perhaps?” Imagine my surprise when she told me to take a Town Car because it was cheaper! She directed me to a control board with lots of telephones that were hot-lined to various limo services. I called and learned that:
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- <!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>They only charge @28 to get to Midtown, and that includes tax and tolls.
- <!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>They arrive in 5-7 minutes (the line for a taxi is usually at least 20 minutes long).
- <!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>They arrive with your name plastered on the passenger window so you know which car is yours.
Best of all, the car was an ’07