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  1. Young Kim

    3 nice ways to build rapport with passengers

    “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.” --Mark Twain I would just like to quickly share 3 nuggets that I use to quickly build a friendly rapport with passengers. (BTW, this is likely...
  2. Young Kim

    Sort of sad Uber story about my pax with 6 DUIs

    Had a pax, last ride of the night, pickup around Lincoln Ave and Austin Ave in Morton Grove, IL. Destination was a factory by O'Hare airport. Again, once I develop a solid rapport, I ask gently about their lives (if it seems that they wish to share). She seemed totally normal (affable, funny)...
  3. Young Kim

    Kind of a sad Uber pax story

    Had a pax who was 24 years old. Picked him up from downtown and brought him to Western Springs, IL. I often ask what is a person's most defining moment in their lives (once I developed a warm, kind, friendly, and gentle rapport). Unfortunately, it was not a happy one. He told me the both his...
  4. Young Kim

    It finally happened, I likely killed a raccoon.

    I was driving with a pax going north on Ridge Rd in Evanston, IL. It was dark at nighttime. I was driving a few miles under the speed limit (my guess is I was going around 30 miles her hour). Suddenly, I saw a family of raccoons dart out between parked cars from my right side. I first saw...
  5. Young Kim

    Pax made me a tiny bit upset for once.

    It takes a whole lot to get me annoyed, but I did (a little bit) after a conversation. Pickup up pax in Chicago wealthy North Shore and drove him downtown. He looked like he was in his late twenties. We started by talking about young people having a hard time finding work in general. Then he...
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    Projectile vomiting pax, (he did it outside car). Lucky to have towels, water bottles, and breath mints.

    Dropped off pax on Labor Day (yesterday). 3 minutes into the ride, he asked me to pull over. The door opened and he got out. And then the vomiting started... I've had many pax vomit before, but this one was particularly vulgar. Five minutes of heavy vomiting on the street and sidewalk. It...
  7. Young Kim

    Uber today made its EV pledge. It will go electric like Lyft.

    I just ran across this. Uber today made its pledge to go "all electric" by 2030. I think that is probably good for the environment, which I am happy about. The only downside I see is that a lot of drivers in the upcoming years may have their options limited. If someone is driving for Uber, I...
  8. Young Kim

    Does anyone else wish 4 an audible surge notification?

    I'm sitting here wishing that the Uber app had an audible surge notification (that goes off if you are within the surge area). I wish for this because when I take a break, I'll sit and read a book or something. Or close my eyes to rest them. And when I do, it would be great if the app had the...
  9. Young Kim

    Don't you hate when this happens? On an Uber Eats delivery after 8 mins, the customer finally texts me.

    It was a McDonald's Uber Eats order I just dropped off seconds ago.(4:30 am).. After I got to the customer, the 8-minute timer started. With only 11 seconds left and after I texted her about 15 times and called her about 15 times over 8 mins she finally texts me back! And I drive around to the...
  10. Young Kim

    So odd, pax is outside taking a long pee. Suddenly opens door at stoplight.

    On Addison and Paris NW of downtown. Passenger who is only three blocks away from his destination at a traffic light opens the door and starts sprinting and starts to pee I wonder why he couldn't tell me anything during the ride because I would have driven either a little bit faster or at least...
  11. Young Kim

    So different...just delivered two heavy giant bags of kitty litter, etc.

    Uber is buying Postmates. I just did a postmates delivery.... And went to pet supplies inc and when I came in I saw a shopping cart full of two big bags. When I tried to lift them, I realized they were extremely heavy. It was two bags of kitty litter etc! Lol. So I delivered them and the lady...
  12. Young Kim

    (Sports ESPN) Denver Nuggets announcer fired 4 typing "n" word.

    I do enjoy sports, and when I logged on to ESPN I couldn't believe that the Denver Nuggets radio announcer John Focke mistyped (according to him) the word "Nuggets" into the n (plural) word! I thought this must be a terrible Onion article. Who in his position would make such a mistake ?? He...
  13. Young Kim

    Very annoyed at a restaurant on UE order.

    I had a pickup at "On My God! Grill", in Morton Grove, IL just now. After I delivered the order, a few minutes later when I got to my next order at starbucks, I got a phone call and it was the Uber Eats customer. She was noticeably upset and said that I forgot a bag at the restaurant. She went...
  14. Young Kim

    Flying Ubers in the Future?

    I just saw this and thought it was cool, and wished to share. Toyota just made an electric flying car, and demonstrated it with a person inside. The article said that it is in the near future that it may be used as a flying taxi, and would then after some time be autonomous. So...could some...
  15. Young Kim

    Anyone think the "includes expected tip" change could be better?

    Although some may think this is a good improvement, I feel like they should have broken it down just a bit better. Before, I liked to avoid the UberEats orders where the delivery charge is over $5.00 (unless it is surge pricing). The reason why is because those often have me driving like 16...
  16. Young Kim

    Interesting talk with pax from south side of Chicago...

    Just dropped off lady pax to the south side of Chicago earlier this afternoon. Had a passionate talk about the city's rioting and looting. What struck me was her strong emotions on this... I picked her up from the Enterprise Rent a Car in Park Ridge, IL. When she got in, I saw that the ride...
  17. Young Kim

    On an Eats order, saw beautiful mural(s) by graffiti artists on the southside of Chicago!

    I'm doing an Uber eats order on the southside of Chicago and I just wished to share these three pictures right next to the restaurant! These graffiti artists are incredibly talented!
  18. Young Kim

    Good conversation with pax about The Boy Scouts

    Picked up a pax by a neighborhood bar called "Morrison's Roadhouse" (Touhy and Harlem Ave). He said he went to Notre Dame for High School (which is an all boy's school). I asked if he regretted not going to Maine South High School (where Hillary Clinton went btw), and he said no. The "sister...
  19. Young Kim

    Are there any Lady Ants doing the overnight shift in big cities?

    I just finished my always adventurous overnight Friday shift in the Windy City (Chicago). And the thought crossed my mind. Even though I have seen many "lady ants" in downtown/suburbs picking up pax (day and night) and doing Eats, I have never once seen a Lady Ant after around 2:30 am...
  20. Young Kim

    Southside ot Chicago...UEats pickup at "Deadas$" pizza, lol.

    So funny and ironic! I'm in the south side of Chicago on wabash and 26th. There's a lot of gang violence shootings around here. A not so nice area. And the restaurant I'm picking up pizza is named "Dead-Ass Pizza!
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