You hear about how the taxi drivers in Bangkok will try to rip you off at every opportunity, so when I got in a cab on Sunday evening the first thing I did was make sure that the meter was started. Which it was.
Fast forward 15 minutes as we pull up to the front door of my hotel.
Taxi driver: 100
Me: Ahh, the meter say 43!
Taxi driver: No meter
Well, I had to laugh as I gave this wanna be thief 50 Baht as full and final payment as I got out of his mobile attempted crime scene.
But I must admit, the taxi I got later on in the week did not try to rip me off… but its the bad ones that ruin it for the rest.