This is something I tend to agree with. I'm not a thought cop. You have the right to believe what you want, even if you're horribly wrong. I'm not going to hold it against you, as I'm just here to give you a ride.Professional cab drivers support the controversial stands of their passengers, they are in it for the tips.
I remember picking up a trio of San Diego fans at 3 Rivers after the AFC Championship game at 3 Rivers. SD won of course, and the fans had a lot of controversial attitudes about their superiority. They asked me to drive by groups of dejected Pittsburgh fans, they rolled down the windows and hollered at them. No problem for a pro
Its all part of the professional livery business.
That's your right, and I support every driver's right to draw a line on pax behavior. That being said, I've given a pass to people making backhanded racist/desparaging comments about white people and Christians in my car. I happen to be both, but I also believe very strongly in people's freewill to make dumb choices and hold ignorant beliefs. That's their business.I tend to ignore the racist attitudes. Homophobia is a different story. I had a late night trip where they were dropping f word for gay men and the d word for lesbians. After 5 minutes, I just finally stated "Gentlemen, I take it you have been drinking tonight". They all stated they were. I continue to engage them by completely changing the subject. At that point I was able de-escalate them. My natural reaction was to tell them to get out of my car, but that would not have helped anyone and may have caused the situation to escalate more.