Category: Rants

Passenger: “I’ll be right out!”

Saturday Night Fairytale

– Good evening Happy! – Good evening Snow White! – Good evening Sleepy! – Good evening Snow White! – Good evening Doc! – Good evening Snow White! –…

Confirmed: Uber steals tips. Well, kinda…

We have a lot of new pax in my town, so at least 2-3 times per “shift” I have to explain how to rate, tip, add a stop……

A Tale Of Two Ladies In Fur

Picked up two posh young ladies from a black tie event at the country club. Fur coats, diamonds, gold, you name it. Both immediately gave me attitude varying…

You Forgot Something…

Just got another 1-star along with a “service quality” flag. Totally worth it. Picked up three 20-ish old girls from the bar. As it usually happens with girls…

New Scam?

All evening long: Ping from one of many apartment buildings that are popular among local students I arrive at the pin Pax’s live location is on and indicates…

Small Town Pet Peeves

Group of 3 gets in your car. During their short trip, all 3 prove themselves as total assholes, just shy of “get the fuck out of my car”…

Already had 2 of these; expecting more with the flu season…

– Achoo! ACHOO! – Cover up when you sneeze, please. – You’re an Uber driver, you don’t get to tell me what to do! – Your ride is…

“I get car sick in a back seat!”

Oh really? Then I especially don’t want you riding shotgun. Abso-fuckin’-lutely. Back seat is equipped with seat covers, kick mats and bucket style floor mat. It’s a kill…

Really Shitty Linguistics

Any new field adds something to my vocabulary. With Uber, I haven’t discovered any new words in a very long time. Then, thanks to the Uber online community,…

To pax that reportedly “felt uncomfortable with phone use on a recent trip”

Uber and Google Maps are the apps. Apps are in my phone. Phone is in a holder. Holder is in my car that’s transporting your ass from A…

This is what privilege looks like

Exhibit A: a cluster of very rich gated communities. I have no idea how they got this never-surge deal with Uber, but good luck getting anyone to accept…

How Uber can increase driver earnings…

…without hurting their friggin’ sacred bottom line. Just a little UI tweak. Make a rating/tipping screen pop up when we’re in a proximity of destination instead of when…

Free-riders Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Had my first ever pax cancel a few minutes after pickup on a long trip, which of course abruptly ended a few seconds afterwards. Middle aged Chinese lady….

Lyft Paxhole And Relays

Arrived at the pickup location late at night, some local stadium. No one’s around, but the big lights are on, and there’s some dude in a tower –…