Not REALLY a horror story, unlike all of yours. But it was a twenty minute taxi ride from the airport to my college, and the website predicted the fare would be around $55. Not IDEAL, but I had plenty o’ luggage at the time and figured it was worth the cash to not have to haul myself around train stations and across town and across campus.
Cost me $80, plus the driver was actually nice, so I felt like I had to tip him.
So now I don’t have food money for the month.
That constitutes a horror story, sort of, right?