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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….

I’m just an Uber driver, nobody loves me…

…He’s just an Uber driver from the Uber family! (sing with me now)

Weirdest Tip

Just got tipped $25 in a weirdest way possible. Via text message Through Uber proxy Through cash.me In bitcoin Nerds!

Instant Voicemail

One of my recent encounters was a last straw. I don’t want pax to call me; if I need additional directions, I’d call or text them myself. Yet…

Cop-a-palooza

Last 2 days I’ve seen absolutely unprecedented amount of cop cars doing traffic stops and DUI arrests. As in, it’s never been even remotely close to this many…

Socializing With Other Drivers

It gets warmer every day. More and more plants are blooming, pollen is everywhere. More and more rideshare drivers are hangin’ at the gas stations and other “hot…

Bring It On Motherfucker!

This pax was totally wasted. Ok, AC on full blast, barf bag at the ready, sped through the shortest route (20 minutes away from already remote location)… and…

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 –…

Pants Down!

Just found someone’s pants under my seat, obviously removed in a hurry. All pax left the car with pants on. What the actual fuck?!

Linguistic Embarrassment

Picked up an Asian lady in a Korean neighborhood. She looked Korean, her heavy accent sounded Korean and her destination was a Korean joint. So I assumed that…

ULPT: Someone’s tailgating you at night with high beams on?

Sometimes they seem to be immune to the windshield washer trick, or there’s not enough speed for it to work… If that’s the case, take out that 18,000,000…

Paddy Who?!

It was the most bizarre Saint Paddy’s day ever. Surges all over the map. Everyone’s getting shitfaced. Tons of pedestrians with beer in their hands, barely able to…

It’s A Conspiracy Theory Time!

How could Uber possibly transition from the fleet of super cheap human drones (hi!) to their proposed super expensive fleet of self driving cars? I think their plan…

Pool Pax From Heaven

I tend to accept the first ping of the night, no matter what. It’s just part of the game, I guess. Anyhow, last night’s first ping was Poop….

Last ride last night was a no-show. Kinda.

Parked at the driveway entrance, timer started. A minute later, garage door opens and a dude walks out, glancing at his smartphone every 10-15 seconds, obviously watching the…

XL Road Rage

Here I am, waiting on a pax in a busy cluster of bars&clubs. Found a nice spot to park, flashers on, watching the timer… Suddenly an XL (or…

Ratings Karma

Just a thought on how Uber could implement the ratings karma. If one party gives another a 5 star rating, and the other party gives back less than…

How To Kick Your Passengers Out

Preface: This might be my most controversial Reddit post ever. For a few months (!) I’ve watched its karma rise as high as 200+ (an incredible number for…

Oh hi y’all!

For a while this cozy blog will be an almost exact mirror of my Reddit profile, then hopefully morph into something even more interesting. Buckle up!