Getting cheated in Beijing, Part 1

Post #3 Jan 20, 2018

I’m still in China this week. I almost hesitate to write this, but I think it’s a good story to tell. We went to the silk market to pickup some cheap gifts. Going home, the first taxi driver tried to overcharge me 150 for a trip that should be 40 to get home. The second taxi driver said 80 to get home. The third taxi driver, I did not ask a price, I just got in and told him the address. When we arrived at the hotel, I gave a 100 Yuan note and the driver told me he would not take it, it had a torn corner. So I took it back and gave a second one. He immediately gave it back and said it was too new. I gave a third and fourth, all of them he said too new. Finally, he accepted one of the bills, gave me my change, a receipt, and we got out and went into the hotel.

You can see pictures of what I bought below.  And the story continues in the next blog post.

 

这个星期我还在中国。我有一点儿犹豫写这个,但我觉得这是一个好故事。我们去丝绸市场买一些礼物。回家的时候,第一个司机要收一百五十块。应该是四十块。所以我说不要。第二个司机说八十块。第三个司机,我没有问他多少钱,我就上了他的车和告诉他我目的地。然后我告诉他请打开你的计价器。

当我们到了,他说一共五十三块。我给他一百块。但是,他马上退回给我。司机说你的钱破了一个角。所以我把我的钱放回钱包里面然后给他另外的一张。他再马上退回给我。司机说这张钱太新了。所以我又把我的钱放回钱包里。后来我告诉他我没有其它的钱。所以他最后找给我零钱了。

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