Reading some comments on cabbies reminded me of a trip from the Rio to the airport last March. Waiting for the next cab in line, the attendant whistled, then yelled for her. Then he ran over and banged on the hood. She finally pulled up, got out, and walked to the back. Forgot to release the trunk lid, so she went back and hit the button. It has never occured to me who is supposed to load our bags, but she just stood there, so he did it.
As we pulled out, she immediately turned up the afro-talk station. I asked her to turn it down, but she didn't respond. I didn't push it any further, since I didn't know what she might do, and I didn't want to risk any delay.
Got to the airport, and once again she popped open the trunk and just stood there. I took my bags out and gave her a $20 for a $16 fare. Just told her to keep it. Didn't even thank me.
Like gambling, you never know what you'll get.