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Thread: A little late to discuss but does this seem strange?

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    Senior Member dipeblnd's Avatar
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    A little late to discuss but does this seem strange?

    I know this is WAY after the situation actually took place but as I was planning for our 9th trip this fall I started thinking about our departure ride back to the airport last year and how strange it was.

    So we normally book with Bully for our rides to and from the airport and Renaissance Marina hotel. Bully is always on time and usually there before we are. If Bully has somehtign to do or somethign comes up he always sends Hubert and ofcourse he always knows our name and who he is picking up.

    All of that being said when we were leaving the Renaissance and heading back to the airport we went down to retrieve our bags from the concierge about 10 mins before our prearranged time to meet Bully. When the concierge brought our bags to us he asked if we needed a taxi and we told him Bully was picking us up, he immediately said "oh Bully was here but had to leave..." mind you we were a bit early still. He then told us that Bully had arranged for this taxi to take us as he called the first taxi waiting in the taxi line, they hurried us into the taxi and said it was all Bully's idea. Mind you my husband had been standing in the Renaissance sitting area by the water taxi so he had plan view of the pick up area and never saw Bully's van.

    Now I am fine with being busy and arranging another ride but I really felt like this was a hustle by the concierge. It was all really weird and rushed and she even quickly dialed a number and said she was talking to Bully although it in NO way sounded like Bully. While we were a little sketched out by this at that moment we didnt put all the pieces together until we got to the airport and started talking about it.

    Does anyone else find this strange??? I am in no way blaming Bully on this I think this was on the part of the hotel and I have again trusted my airport transfers t Bully for this trip.

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    interesting/fishy/puzzling........i am sending bully an email with a link to this thread.
    i too as you, think that bully receives no blame in this.....it very well could be an issue with the bell staff @ renaissance marina.
    do you remember the date and the approximate time?

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    Sounds very odd. Interested to hear Bully's side.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Sounds like you were hustled...... just sayin'....

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    We left Aruba yesterday...Monday 7/21...Bully picked us at the Phoenix and took us to the Airport ...no problem....just saying....

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    Many cab drivers are jealous of Bully. It happened to us at I believe the Stellaris. Cab asked if we needed a ride. We said no, Bully was coming. Cab driver said Bully sent him. So wrong as Bully pulled up that very second.
    he is the most honorable man on the island. Jealousy is an evil thing.

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    In each and every instance that Bully has ever needed to send someone else to pick us up, that person called us each by our first names when indicating that they were there for Bully. For instance, they often say "Tom and Dianne, Bully asked me to pick you up for him." If this person driving the taxi didn't know their names, I would be very suspicious that Bully never arranged this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipeblnd View Post

    Does anyone else find this strange??? I am in no way blaming Bully on this I think this was on the part of the hotel and I have again trusted my airport transfers t Bully for this trip.
    Yes, it certainly is strange. I am glad to see that you are not blaming Bully and are using him again. He's a fine gentleman and treats everyone honestly and professionally; that's why he has so many satisfied friends and customers.

    The taxi business is difficult, competitive work and not everyone is going to be honest. Trust me, Bully would never send anyone in his place unless it were absolutely necessary for you to get an "on-time" pick up. Traffic, late airplane arrivals, etc can upset Bully's schedule but he will always find a replacement that he knows and trusts (like Hubert). This person will know you by name and greet you by name and with Bully's apologies.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    Yes, it certainly is strange. I am glad to see that you are not blaming Bully and are using him again. He's a fine gentleman and treats everyone honestly and professionally; that's why he has so many satisfied friends and customers.

    The taxi business is difficult, competitive work and not everyone is going to be honest. Trust me, Bully would never send anyone in his place unless it were absolutely necessary for you to get an "on-time" pick up. Traffic, late airplane arrivals, etc can upset Bully's schedule but he will always find a replacement that he knows and trusts (like Hubert). This person will know you by name and greet you by name and with Bully's apologies.
    Absolutely. I couldn't have said it better.

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    Bully is Aruba. He is honest, caring and trustworthy. At no time should he be involved in the cab driver jealousy game.

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