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  1. Gilby

    Not gonna happen, I ain’t your coffee boy

    Two years driving, never had a disrespectful rider. Small city in the Midwest, maybe that is the difference. I had a 20-something woman a few days ago, a Navy person home on leave... loved hearing her call me "sir" once she learned I had been an officer in the military 45 years ago. Entitled...
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    What is your policy on returning items to passengers such as phones and purses?

    I did this. I dropped off the rider and immediately refueled at a station next to his location. Noticed the phone and took it over to his place. $5.00 tip. Back on my way, no inconvenience. This guy was a regular rider.
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    Healthier after shift beverage

    Everyone has their preferences. When I was young I was a beer drinker. Hey, I grew up in Wisconsin. As I grew older, beer did not agree with me as much - lots of gas, etc. So I started drinking Rhine wine on the rocks. Jug wine. That phase did not last long. Older guys I worked for liked...
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    Mr Smart and free food.

    I don't know about Mr. S. UE is Uber Eats and CC is credit card.
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    Lost my senses on two air head, snotty, rich girls

    Lots of fun names here. Lac Courte Oreiles, (la-coodaray), Chequamegon, (sha-wa-me-gon), Oconomowoc, (o-con-o-mo-wak), etc.
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    Fired from Uber

    Lyft is cheaper for riders and pays me less for the same trips in this market, but lately I get a lot more Lyft rides so I make more on that platform. I sort of prefer the navigation on Lyft, but not the extra screen tapping to confirm arrival.
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    Has driving uber changed your perspective of people?

    When I first met my future father-in-law, an Irish-American, he asked, "What is your nationality?" I was confused. "American," I answered. "Don't get smart with ME!" was his response. What he wanted to know was my heritage, which is German. For some reason this was important to him.
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    No music. No radio. No complaints.
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    Not getting ANY riders

    Can I act the part of me? Can I choose who plays my wife? :smiles:
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    Not getting ANY riders

    I work at the airport. Several times people have arrived by private plane and come into the office and ask if our town has Uber or Lyft. I say, sure, which one do you like best? Then I activate that app and always get the ping right away, with them standing in front of me. I have also had an...
  11. Gilby

    Two Questions

    And if we want to be politically correct (and who doesn't?) shouldn't we start calling manholes "person holes?" Naaaaah.
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    Do you drive part time or full time?

    I am available full time for my part time job.
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    Here'a a good one for you!

    Yeah, I have no interest in that or in daily cash outs. My Uber/Lyft pay goes into a checking account with the credit union where I financed the car. That's how I make the car payments with a simple transfer when due.
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    Do you ask pax where they are going? or do you let the app take care of it

    Like others have said, I usually confirm the destination. "Going to the Jefferson Street Inn," I might say. Nice to have confirmation. One time I had a rider whose destination was 85 miles away. It was wrong. He was only going about five miles. He was grateful that I asked.
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    Americas obesity problem

    I have a regular rider who told me this morning that he just weighed himself at 329. He was very happy because he used to be more than 400 pounds. Very nice guy. I have probably driven him to work a dozen times.