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Author: Mr T

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Pitying fools
You better drive that car, fool! Make that money, sucka! I PITY THA FOOL that don't leave a tip!!
About once every 6 months I end up with a homeless person in my car somehow. Recently my turn came up.

I pulled into a mini-mart for a pickup, 2 young women get in the car. The one in front had a bag of snacks and the one in back had a cell phone. We start down the road and the one in front opens a bottle of water and takes a drink. She closes it and opens a different bottle of water and takes a drink. Then she opens some other snack food and (carefully) eats it. No more than 3 or 4 crumbs when they got out... okay, whatever.
I start my day at home typically, which is about 20 minutes from the city center. I turn on both Uber and Lyft and wait for a ping. Sometimes I get a ping right away, sometimes I don’t get an acceptable ping for up to an hour. My personal pickup “limit” is about 1.5 miles to pick someone up. I have given so many rides that are only 1-2 miles in duration that I refuse to travel farther (for...
Breaking news from Uber!!
We have been speaking with drivers around the world for many years, and once again Uber, your great non-employer, has decided to give you, our driver-partners, exactly what you have been asking for: new badges!

These new rewards won’t be easy to achieve. Only the bravest and most committed drivers will be able to earn these highly coveted badges....
I am not talking about charging cords or napkins, those are just common sense!

Full time or part time, young or old, male or female, does not matter. There are five critical things that drivers must have (for their own good), things that U/L will not tell you about. Here they are, in no particular order (because you need them ALL). I will touch briefly on the reasons why you need them as...
Once upon a time there was a young woman who believed in fairy tales named Alice. She had read a whopper of a tale, something about how the average Uber driver in NYC makes $90,000 per year, and how easy and fun it was to make “great money” during her free time. She doesn’t live in NYC, but her city is pretty big and there are a lot of college students who don’t own cars there. She decided to...
When I pick up passengers and they feel like talking, inevitably there are 6 questions that I repeatedly get from people. The number of rides I have given is in the 5 digits, which means I have answered these questions THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of times. Usually I give honest responses, sometimes I will make stuff up if I think the pax (passengers) are on auto pilot and not really paying...