Don't Confuse Sims Avenue With Simei Avenue


I thought it would be just another ordinary night and ordinary drive. I was wronged

I picked up a rider from Ang Mo Kio and he was heading towards Changi Business Park. So as usual, I simply just follow Uber map and drive him to his destination.

As I was driving into the ECP tunnel from Sims Avenue, I asked the passenger does he wants to go via Shear Avenue or AYE/MCE?

He replied, "I don't know, I have never go by ECP". Therefore, I drove towards AYE/MCE.

So while driving and glancing at the Uber map, I noticed something is wrong. I drove to the wrong direction!!! "Oh Shit!", I was telling myself. Immediately I took the next nearest exit along AYE/MCE.

"You should have taken PIE! the passenger though sounds angry but still quite forgiving as I kept apologise to him.

Yes, it was pretty late then I realised my mistake for confusing Sims Avenue exit with Simei Avenue exit. It was my mistake to confuse Changi Business Park with Mapletree Business City.

Therefore I asked him how much was his upfront fare as it was a 1.3x surge when I picked him up. I told him to raise a fare dispute if the fare is going to be higher than his original amount.

Yes, indeed he paid much higher than his initial amount after I dropped him off. As it was my own mistake, I accepted the fare adjustment "gracefully". Not only I had wasted both of our time, a big chunk of mileage "was burnt" too.

Never again I will make this stupid mistake. And I hope new drivers out there will learn from mine.

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