Student or Learner
I would like to know what words/phrases I should use when I call a cab company for a cab. I am interested in learning about different possibilities, i.e. calling for myself, calling for someone else (friend, acquaintance, someone who needs help, etc.) and also for scheduling for a day in the future.
This is what I think one should say, but for some reason these don't ring right to my ears (maybe I'm just over thinking this).
"Hello, I need a cab at (location)..."
For someone else:
"Hello, I need a cab for a friend at (location)..."
For a future date:
"Hello, I would like to book a cab for (date) at (time)..."
They all sound fine to me. There's also "Please send a cab to ... ."