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1/2 inch ice and 8 inches snow coming after...ME GOOD

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by jgiun1, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

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    Pittsburgh
    I've gotten three lyft streak offers for almost five extra per trip. Surging like crazy and I'm eating Domino's chicken bread bowl and PlayStation 4 without making an insurance claim to progressive....ME GOOD!!!!!

    It sucks, but weather is the reason for the 4x surge this early and only getting worse....could be good money in 4X4
     

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  2. Julescase

    Julescase Well-Known Member

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    You're definitely smart - although the money probably sounds great, just think about the fact that half the time driving around in snow and ice, you have very little control over what your car does regardless of how careful of a driver you are.

    When I lived back east , my car did some crazy **** in the ice and snow, like spinning out of control randomly and finally ending up in a snowbank, thank God no one was around and my car and I were fine. Another time during a snowstorm, my car ended up spinning around on a highway (Route 9 in Brookline, MA, anyone?) during a snowstorm, and finally stopped but unfortunately I was facing oncoming traffic that had been stopped at a red light. People had to get out of their cars and help push me to the other side of the road and turn my car around because my wheels couldn't gain any traction- it was horrible and terrifying and a little bit funny. Miraculously, no one was hurt and the only thing that happened to me was my stomach did a few flip-flops out of sheer terror.

    I can't imagine Ubering in that weather, now that I'm in Los Angeles I consider it a risky move to get in my car and Uber while it's raining since people here don't seem to understand how to drive in the rain. Monday and Tuesday of this week were pretty busy due to the storms but I was driving at half speeds and my palms were sweating most of the rides because I know how clueless some people are.
     
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  3. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, not worth the risk vs. reward. I trust my driving getting around, just the aggressive other people in my market scares me.
     
  4. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, OR
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    UberXL
    This is in the Complaint sub forum. Is that ‘cuz you’re complaining about all the money you’re not making on that surge?

    I own the Uber streets when it snows. Worth the risk? Nope. Ride share, period, isn’t worth the risk.
     
  5. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator Moderator

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    I am from Massachusetts, originally. We stay home when we get the occasional ice storm. We do not get many on the North Shore, but when we do, we know enough to stay home. Now if it snows.....................................
     
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  6. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    If I have your permission to post here, it was the snow and ice blocking money & the blood stains on uber and lyfy I haven't seen since the 8th grade picnic......so yes complaints
     
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  7. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

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    Whuh??
     
  8. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Blood stains= surges on Uber

    You having a bad night or something?
    Just wondering, you post YAWN in JulescaseJulescase thread about dreams, then asking me why I posted a complaint in the complaint section.
     
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  9. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

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    Woah, woah, woah. Dial back there a little. I know my humor doesn’t translate well on a forum sometimes.

    The “yawn” was a pun, a funny to go with Jule’s dream story. Same with my complaint comments about your post—meant to be kinda humorous. Sorry it was all missed.

    I have had a very good day and night, actually.
     
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  10. Julescase

    Julescase Well-Known Member

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    I actually took the LSats at salem State years ago in the middle of a blizzard - they still held the exams despite a major snowstorm going on, so I had l to drive up route 128 in almost white out conditions, I couldn't believe the test wasn't canceled but I also didn't want to see my money go down the drain.

    It was one of the worst storms in 10+ years and wouldn't you know it, my exam was at 8 am that very day. I tanked on the test too, I like to blame it on the fact that I was stressed out about the snow piling up inch by inch every minute of the four hour test period. Lolol what a crappy day that was.

    So "New England" of them!!
     
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  11. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh

    Lol....my bad.
     
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  12. Julescase

    Julescase Well-Known Member

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    That's funny- I actually hit "ignore" for that person's comments from now on after that "yawn " comment. It was the non-stop negative and useless comments from him that I have no time for and don't want to waste my energy with.

    I am all for someone having different opinions than mine, I love a good debate and have no problem with people disagreeing with me, but when someone does nothing but post completely useless, negative, and frankly dumb comments, there is no point in reading them.

    He's the only person from this forum I have on "ignore" and it's already paying off!

    I highly recommend it! :)
     
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  13. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the humor went over my head also Jules


    Would you like to see a Patriots vs. Steelers rematch being from area
     
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  14. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

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    Aww Jules, I’m really sorry. I like your posts and your seemingly tough personality. I’ll be more positive. Sometimes I get caught up in the forum frenzy and try to be too cute.

    Wait, if I’m on ignore, Jules prolly won’t see this, right?
     
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  15. jgiun1

    jgiun1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.. I'll cut and paste it for you




    Jules,.....Over/Uber posted this for you:


    "Aww Jules, I’m really sorry. I like your posts and your seemingly tough personality. I’ll be more positive. Sometimes I get caught up in the forum frenzy and try to be too cute."
     
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  16. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

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    Thx :-/
     
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  17. u-Boat

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  18. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator Moderator

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    Ice is one thing; snow? YAWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

    I am originally from Salem, so I know the storm and the institution of which you post.

    I always hated ETS tests. The Institutions of Higher Learning FINALLY are getting hip to them. With the exception of mathematics, the only thing that ETS tests EVER measured was the ability of the test-taker to guess what was going on in the mind of the person who wrote the question at the time that he wrote said question.

    Before the Second World War, college was not the norm. so the institutions could administer their own entrance examinations. Since college became the norm (and that is NOT a bad thing, mind you). it is no longer practical for the institutions to do that, hence the rise of the ETS and ACTP, The ETS actually was the first; established in the 1920s, but it did not come into the prominence that it has to-day until after the Second World War.

    Still, both corporations administer tests on all levels (including the professional and other graduate school tests) that are seriously flawed. While some may be better than others (The AP examinations actually do measure scholastic ability more than most of ETS tests), most of them are useless in predicting success at an Institution of higher learning.

    While I am less than delighted at seeing institutions' of higher learning dropping the admission essay, I am glad to see their dropping these testing racket companies.
     
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  19. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    JulescaseJulescase doesnt believe in second chances
     
  20. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

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    Can’t be on everyone’s Christmas card list.
     
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