NYC Taxi Tipping is how cab drivers barely earn their living in these modern times. Let me explain this simply to you, Taxi Drivers in New York City rely on the kindness of strangers, while depending on the aid and assistance of their passengers. In the United States of America, people who do service work are not honored the way they are in other cultures.
As the old joke goes,
Tipping is not a city in China.
Beijing is a city in China.
This is a play on words which makes sense in the English language.
It may not translate if English is not your first language.
This being said NYC Taxi tipping is neither a right or obligation. The majority of taxi drivers and their riders have a limited awareness. Everyone is in their own world.
For the record, I love my passengers. Anyone who gives me money is someone I appreciate. Common sense and common courtesy is are not common In this day and age. Continuous partial attention is a way of life.
If you ever happen to be on the receiving end of some good to great NYC Taxi customer service, make a contribution and a commitment.
Chickens make a contribution. Pigs make a commitment.
Karma for those who are unfamiliar, is the whole what goes around comes around, cause and effect thing.
If you live your life with integrity, people of/with integrity manifest. This works most of the time.
In other words, if you are kind and decent to others, it will come back.
This is what good NYC Taxi Karma is all about.
NYC Taxi driving ain’t easy.
It is one of the most stressful jobs you can do.
The days and nights are filled with plety of ways you can hurt yourself or others. Their are multiple moving objects, who do not pay attention to their surroundings.
It is all par for the course here.