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Title: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 06, 2017, 03:37:11 AM
Always had this question never knew what to do, sometimes it felt awkward just sitting in the front alone.
 Wonder what most of the DDF Community does as I'm sure they use taxis on every trip they take unless they rent a car.?
" #wedontdobusses.."

POLL ADDED...
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or backseat?
Post by: sky121 on December 06, 2017, 03:38:30 AM
Did you mean "in the back alone? "

In the front you're not alone.


And I personally usually sit in back. 
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or backseat?
Post by: myi on December 06, 2017, 03:40:55 AM
Did you mean "in the back alone? "

In the front you're not alone.


And I personally usually sit in back.
fixed thanks.
Poll added.
Just took a taxi last night had no choice but to sit in the front as he kept his back door locked.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 06, 2017, 07:13:07 AM
This is a BP or Williamsburg question only. The back is where a passenger belongs unless there arent enough seats. I find that frum people locally are just unaware and think its normal to sit next to the driver. It isnt.

This is from my personal experience of driving car service.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 06, 2017, 07:50:33 AM
This is a BP or Williamsburg question only. The back is where a passenger belongs unless there arent enough seats. I find that frum people locally are just unaware and think its normal to sit next to the driver. It isnt.

This is from my personal experience of driving car service.
Would this be any different while taking a ride with a מונית in israel?   
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: CreamofSoup on December 06, 2017, 07:53:55 AM
This is a BP or Williamsburg question only. The back is where a passenger belongs unless there arent enough seats. I find that frum people locally are just unaware and think its normal to sit next to the driver. It isnt.

This is from my personal experience of driving car service.

My first time in a taxi alone (I was 15ish), the taxi pulls up I open the front passenger door, driver looks at me for a 10 beat and picks up the pile of papers sitting on the front seat and tossed them in the back. At that point I realized in a taxi, if you're alone, you sit in the back. It was a very awkward ride.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 06, 2017, 07:56:25 AM
The back, unless the driver states otherwise
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 07:57:30 AM
Of course you sit in the back.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: gingyguy on December 06, 2017, 08:23:36 AM
if you sit in the front ur basically asking the driver to give a class on all the reasons the economy is so good but business is so bad and how his 7 year old kid is the next president of america and  what he would do if he were in charge etc etc
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 06, 2017, 09:02:07 AM
Chasidishe machla.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 06, 2017, 09:11:23 AM
The front seat is his office & kitchen
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: aygart on December 06, 2017, 09:40:42 AM
The front seat is his office & kitchen
And when you sit there you are sitting on the dirty dishes piled up in his sink.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: hide4 on December 06, 2017, 09:55:21 AM
Curious to know who voted front seat.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Dan on December 06, 2017, 09:55:27 AM
What in the world?
Only reason to sit in the front is if there are 4 pax.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 10:00:09 AM
I sit in front when we have 3 passengers. In Vegas they will open both doors for 3 passengers.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 06, 2017, 10:00:59 AM
Why is the poll "of course front" and not "of course back"? Sorry this didn't turn out as 2-sided as you may have expected, but a solo pax sits in the back.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on December 06, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
If I am taking a Via, I will sit in the front seat if it's open. IME, someone will get in after me and I will be shuttled into the middle seat or some back row halfway through the ride.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 06, 2017, 10:14:43 AM
What in the world?
Only reason to sit in the front is if there are 4 pax.
You're obvioisly not in Boro Park or Williamsburg enough. I cringe every time i see it.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 10:18:13 AM
You're obvioisly not in Boro Park or Williamsburg enough. I cringe every time i see it.
Any explanation/theory why they take the front?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Something Fishy on December 06, 2017, 10:20:21 AM
Oftentimes the driver will offer me the front. Otherwise, absolutely back.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 10:29:16 AM
Oftentimes the driver will offer me the front.
I wonder why.  :)
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 06, 2017, 10:31:33 AM
I wonder why.  :)
Open skylight for the head
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Something Fishy on December 06, 2017, 10:47:10 AM
I wonder why.  :)

;D
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: hvaces42 on December 06, 2017, 11:17:21 AM
Any explanation/theory why they take the front?
They're just uneducated in proper etiquette...on many different levels. But that's a different discussion.

**ducks and hides from YAFFED haters** ;D
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ExGingi on December 06, 2017, 11:38:49 AM
What in the world?
Only reason to sit in the front is if there are 4 pax.
Or if you're Israeli.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 06, 2017, 01:09:06 PM
If there was three pax would you cram in the back or put two in the back one in the front?
If I had 2 other ppl with me when taking a taxi then I feel there's no reason to squash in the back when there's a front seat open to use, its not like I'm getting the ride for free I'm paying so the least I can do is make myself comfortable.

  Lastly when I take a ride and i see the front seat is pushed all the back making the guy in the back sit like a mashed potato meaning there's not much room there, is that a reason to be able to sit in the front?
Or should I walk around the car to enter and sit behind the driver? Or will the driver feel a bit annoyed having his pax sit hiding behind him?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: chevron on December 06, 2017, 03:09:26 PM
ALWAYS back.

Its a violation of the drivers space to force yourself in the front, you're getting a ride not going on a date, It's awkward for the driver and as a rider its equally awkward.

Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 06, 2017, 03:20:24 PM
ALWAYS back.

Its a violation of the drivers space to force yourself in the front, you're getting a ride not going on a date, It's awkward for the driver and as a rider its equally awkward.
You're saying that while going on a date I was supposed to sit her in front ? That explains a thing or 2.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 03:24:27 PM
You're saying that while going on a date I was supposed to sit her in front ? That explains a thing or 2.
When driving yes.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: safsel on December 06, 2017, 03:37:53 PM
when the front passenger seat is pushed all the way forward (as is referenced in the poll in wiki) it is not to tell you not to sit there, rather giving more legroom to the rear passenger seat which is the appropriate and correct place for a fare to sit.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 06, 2017, 03:56:17 PM
Am I the only one who has heard the expression, "Get in the front! What do you think I am, a taxi driver?"
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: chevron on December 06, 2017, 04:11:56 PM
When driving yes.

obviously for other things, you go in the back seat
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: YossieW on December 06, 2017, 06:04:58 PM
Am I the only one who has heard the expression, "Get in the front! What do you think I am, a taxi driver?"


 ;D
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Yammer on December 06, 2017, 06:10:44 PM


This is a BP or Williamsburg question only. The back is where a passenger belongs unless there arent enough seats. I find that frum people locally are just unaware and think its normal to sit next to the driver. It isnt.

This is from my personal experience of driving car service.

It's the back of course unless

Would this be any different while taking a ride with a מונית in israel?

In Israel I always say in the front. How then can he tell you "אם אני הייתי ראש ממשלה"...

Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 06:43:27 PM
obviously for other things, you go in the back seat
Didn't want to confuse anyone.  :)
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Deal Guy on December 06, 2017, 06:55:14 PM
Uber is the same as Taxi? Back Only?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 06, 2017, 06:57:20 PM
Uber is the same as Taxi? Back Only?
Yes.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 06, 2017, 07:03:46 PM
Only the back unless itís an Uber pool
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Ygold on December 06, 2017, 07:08:53 PM
Always the drivers seat.   :P

Seriously though this is a silly question as it obviously depends on the country and culture. In the US it's the back, in Israel it's the front, in Somalia it's the trunk, in India it's the roof, it obviously depends where you are.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 06, 2017, 07:24:43 PM
Always the drivers seat.   :P

Seriously though this is a silly question as it obviously depends on the country and culture. In the US it's the back, in Israel it's the front, in Somalia it's the trunk, in India it's the roof, it obviously depends where you are.
lol true.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: koplonko on December 06, 2017, 07:38:40 PM
My first time in a taxi alone (I was 15ish), the taxi pulls up I open the front passenger door, driver looks at me for a 10 beat and picks up the pile of papers sitting on the front seat and tossed them in the back. At that point I realized in a taxi, if you're alone, you sit in the back. It was a very awkward ride.
Same here, except it took me a few more times till I got it.

If we are 3 ppl, I give the driver that look as I'm opening the door and take the front
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2017, 02:18:41 PM
Being that itís Friday, are there different rules if thereís a passenger of the opposite gender sitting in back ?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 08, 2017, 02:22:32 PM
Being that itís Friday, are there different rules if thereís a passenger of the opposite gender sitting in back ?
For sure sit in the front!
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Yammer on December 08, 2017, 02:23:27 PM
Being that itís Friday, are there different rules if thereís a passenger of the opposite gender sitting in back ?
Opposite gender is offense..
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: whYME on December 08, 2017, 02:24:48 PM
I take the ubiquitous pile of papers sitting on the front seat as a sign the driver doesn't want me in the front seat.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: aygart on December 08, 2017, 02:26:20 PM
Didn't we already establish that if there are no available seats in the back then you go to the front?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: as2 on December 08, 2017, 02:27:27 PM
Why would you want to sit in the front with the driver? It's bad enough when they keep trying to make conversation, after repeatedly being given 1 word answers to shut them up. I'm paying for a ride, not a travel buddy
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2017, 02:28:35 PM
Didn't we already establish that if there are no available seats in the back then you go to the front?
Say youíre a female :) & thereís 1 male sitting in back. Where are you sitting ?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: as2 on December 08, 2017, 02:29:44 PM
Say youíre a female :) & thereís 1 male sitting in back. Where are you sitting ?
Ever so casually on his lap.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: henche on December 08, 2017, 02:31:53 PM
Please add to poll: Kick driver to back, and drive.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: aygart on December 08, 2017, 02:33:20 PM
Please add to poll: Kick driver to back, and drive.
Women driving?!?!?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 09, 2017, 06:03:25 PM
Please add to poll: Kick driver to back, and drive.
Added.
 This is only an option if your a terrorist or if you've been watching lots of TV shows/movies lately. ;)
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 09, 2017, 06:16:42 PM
Got a ride from an isreali monit driver this Thursday and asked him this very question,he told me that he personally thinks it's a disgusting rude thing, it's invading his personal space, as he explained that he's used to having space and room next to him, not having to drive with both arms stuffed to one side to avoid hitting the passenger.
 And offering the passenger the whole back to have his own personal space but then he comes to sit in the front he found to be very un-polite,
 Doubt you will hear this response from every taxi(monit) driver as the real Israelis enjoy having company and couldn't give a hoot as long as their making money. ;)
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 09, 2017, 06:18:47 PM
Then why not just keep front passenger door locked ?
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: myi on December 09, 2017, 06:22:43 PM
Then why not just keep front passenger door locked ?
I guess because were sticking with the assumptions that it's normal for the passenger to go in the back and not take shot gun.
 So for most humans he's not worried and doesn't have this on his mind thinking maybe there's this one guy who will decide to come sit next to me.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ckmk47 on December 09, 2017, 06:50:30 PM
Say youíre a female :) & thereís 1 male sitting in back. Where are you sitting ?
Even in an Uber pool, still the back.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 09, 2017, 07:01:58 PM
Even in an Uber pool, still the back.
You'd be surprised how many drivers (Chinese, Russian, muslim) motion me to sit in front in such a scenario.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 09, 2017, 07:04:13 PM
You'd be surprised how many drivers (Chinese, Russian, muslim) motion me to sit in front in such a scenario.
All the women motion me to sit in the back.  :P
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 09, 2017, 07:08:46 PM
All the women motion me to sit in the back.  :P
They're hoping for an out-of-Court settlement some day no doubt :)
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 09, 2017, 07:14:29 PM
They're hoping for an out-of-Court settlement some day no doubt :)
Maybe it is my Trump button.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Yammer on December 09, 2017, 08:31:54 PM
You'd be surprised how many drivers (Chinese, Russian, muslim) motion me to sit in front in such a scenario.
Are you implying that your a wonan
Maybe it is my Trump button.
Lol
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Z56 on December 09, 2017, 08:36:58 PM
Would this be any different while taking a ride with a מונית in israel?

Only in Israel, if your traveling alone they want you to sit in the front
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 10, 2017, 08:29:04 PM
All the women motion me to sit in the back.  :P
#metoo
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Dan on December 10, 2017, 08:31:57 PM
Please add to poll: Kick driver to back, and drive.
I'd be all for that. NYC Uber/cab drivers are the worst.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Dan on December 10, 2017, 08:32:29 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171206/d89cb702bf56cfbc0d27caacf3f870d1.jpg)
ftfy
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: miles lover on December 10, 2017, 08:51:25 PM
I'd be all for that. NYC Uber/cab drivers are the worst.
Nunu. Some  of the best drivers around are the taxi drivers in nyc. Just because their wild and maybe scary to be inside their car doesnít mean their bad drivers.
 
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 10, 2017, 08:55:17 PM
ftfy
That's how quick she (https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/personal-messages/its-a-girl-2/) grew up??  :o


 :P
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: sams on December 10, 2017, 08:56:41 PM
Nunu. Some  of the best drivers around are the taxi drivers in nyc. Just because their wild and maybe scary to be inside their car doesnít mean their bad drivers.
 
+1 wild but talented
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Dan on December 10, 2017, 08:57:12 PM
Nunu. Some  of the best drivers around are the taxi drivers in nyc. Just because their wild and maybe scary to be inside their car doesnít mean their bad drivers.
I didn't say they're bad drivers, I said they're the worst.
If I wanted to pay to barf I'd go on The Rotor or Tilt-a-whirl.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: miles lover on December 10, 2017, 09:08:36 PM
I didn't say they're bad drivers, I said they're the worst.
If I wanted to pay to barf I'd go on The Rotor or Tilt-a-whirl.
I hear. The only way to move in that city is to be aggressive though. Maybe in Cleveland people will stop to let you in their lane, not in nyc... if you donít show the taxi driver that your actually halfway in his lane and in theory ready to crash into him you wonít be able to change lanes. Your gonna miss your flight if you drive like a Cleveland driver :)
    ( P.s.  I have never been to Cleveland but I assume itís more like the many other cities Iíve been to that are nothing like nyc ) 
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: yuneeq on December 10, 2017, 09:46:30 PM
I hear. The only way to move in that city is to be aggressive though. Maybe in Cleveland people will stop to let you in their lane, not in nyc... if you donít show the taxi driver that your actually halfway in his lane and in theory ready to crash into him you wonít be able to change lanes. Your gonna miss your flight if you drive like a Cleveland driver :)
    ( P.s.  I have never been to Cleveland but I assume itís more like the many other cities Iíve been to that are nothing like nyc )

I donít drive in Manhattan often but when I do itís awesome.
Everyone is trying to get where theyíre going as fast as possible, if you wanna suddenly cut someone off theyíre aware and waiting for it. Itís organized chaos that just works out great.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Dan on December 10, 2017, 09:48:18 PM
I donít drive in Manhattan often but when I do itís awesome.
Everyone is trying to get where theyíre going as fast as possible, if you wanna suddenly cut someone off theyíre aware and waiting for it. Itís organized chaos that just works out great.
Like I said, I don't mind driving in that, hence why I'd vote for that option.
But as a backseat pax it's nauseating.
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: TimT on December 10, 2017, 09:52:24 PM
Like I said, I don't mind driving in that, hence why I'd vote for that option.
But as a backseat pax it's nauseating.
Or youíre busy on a laptop + 2 phones & have no idea whatís taking place out there :)
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: Yammer on December 10, 2017, 10:03:45 PM
Or youíre busy on a laptop + 2 phones & have no idea whatís taking place out there :)
As are many if the driver's
Title: Re: When you take a taxi by yourself where do you sit the front seat or back alone?
Post by: whYME on December 10, 2017, 10:15:44 PM
I hear. The only way to move in that city is to be aggressive though. Maybe in Cleveland people will stop to let you in their lane, not in nyc... if you donít show the taxi driver that your actually halfway in his lane and in theory ready to crash into him you wonít be able to change lanes. Your gonna miss your flight if you drive like a Cleveland driver :)
    ( P.s.  I have never been to Cleveland but I assume itís more like the many other cities Iíve been to that are nothing like nyc ) 
So basically you're (not your (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji34.png)) saying he should treat NYC driving like rushing through an airport.