"Airport. American Airlines, and please don't talk to me."

dpthree

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Funny story from this morning. About 4:50 am, pick up from the Linq. Early 30-ish, well dressed white male slides his luggage towards me as I open the trunk, he gets in the car and says:

"Airport. American Airlines, and please don't talk to me."

Fair enough. We leave the Linq, left on Flamingo, right on Paradise and onto the airport we go. We get to the airport, I stop, open the trunk, take his bag out of the car as he gets out, slams the door close and says nothing. I get back in the car, end the trip and rate him a 1*. I started to "report passenger bad behvaior" but the airport was getting busy. I merge left and start to drive off and I hear someone screaming "HEY! HEYYYY!!!!!!"

I drive off, not bothering to look back. When I get out to the light at Trop from the airport, I get a text "Sorry, I left my jacket in your car. Can you please come back?" I look in the backseat and there it is, folded up, his suit jacket. Nothing was in the pockets, so right before the light changes to turn left onto Trop, I opened my door and threw his jacket out onto the sidewalk.

If anyone sees a sharp dressed bum in a navy blue blazer at the intersection of Trop & Swenson, that's how he got the jacket.

Not the most ethical move in the world, but treat people the way you want to be treated and life will reward you. Uber off for the weekend. Have fun everybody.
 

dpthree

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You guys are right. The rider "didn't do anything wrong". And I was just obeying orders, "Don't talk to me." I still haven't spoken a word to him and maybe if he wasn't being an outright *youknowwhat*, he may have gotten his jacket back. And he asked me "Can I come back?" You're free to answer "No" to a yes or no question. My silence was my no.

Two can play this game, but game over.
 

kojeislandincha

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You guys are right. The rider "didn't do anything wrong". And I was just obeying orders, "Don't talk to me." I still haven't spoken a word to him and maybe if he wasn't being an outright *youknowwhat*, he may have gotten his jacket back. And he asked me "Can I come back?" You're free to answer "No" to a yes or no question. My silence was my no.

Two can play this game, but game over.
The silent "NO". I agree!
 

dpthree

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Slam my door like its the space shuttle and we got problems. Sliding luggage to him like its his job, another no no.
I would of just held on to the jacket. Now all Uber has to do is look at your post and put 2 and 2 together and you're done. Just taking it to the Uber office would of been more complicated for him.
Oh no.... what will I do without a $9/hr, 12 hour a week gig?!?! :eek::wink:
....probably the same thing I'm doing now (posting from my office at my $22/hr+ commission job)
 

dpthree

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The man closed your car door for you.you didn't have to give that man a ride after he told don't talk to me.lol.
I told my co-worker what happened and he goes "I would have forced farts out the entire ride like the cabbies do". LMAO, is that really a thing?
 

Goodfella Bugsy

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Funny story from this morning. About 4:50 am, pick up from the Linq. Early 30-ish, well dressed white male slides his luggage towards me as I open the trunk, he gets in the car and says:

"Airport. American Airlines, and please don't talk to me."

Fair enough. We leave the Linq, left on Flamingo, right on Paradise and onto the airport we go. We get to the airport, I stop, open the trunk, take his bag out of the car as he gets out, slams the door close and says nothing. I get back in the car, end the trip and rate him a 1*. I started to "report passenger bad behvaior" but the airport was getting busy. I merge left and start to drive off and I hear someone screaming "HEY! HEYYYY!!!!!!"

I drive off, not bothering to look back. When I get out to the light at Trop from the airport, I get a text "Sorry, I left my jacket in your car. Can you please come back?" I look in the backseat and there it is, folded up, his suit jacket. Nothing was in the pockets, so right before the light changes to turn left onto Trop, I opened my door and threw his jacket out onto the sidewalk.

If anyone sees a sharp dressed bum in a navy blue blazer at the intersection of Trop & Swenson, that's how he got the jacket.

Not the most ethical move in the world, but treat people the way you want to be treated and life will reward you. Uber off for the weekend. Have fun everybody.
That's the greatest story I've ever heard and that SOB deserved it. If he had tipped at least, no problem bringing it back. Rude behavior warranted what you did and I say BRAVO!!! :smiles:
 

Abmija

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Funny story from this morning. About 4:50 am, pick up from the Linq. Early 30-ish, well dressed white male slides his luggage towards me as I open the trunk, he gets in the car and says:

"Airport. American Airlines, and please don't talk to me."

Fair enough. We leave the Linq, left on Flamingo, right on Paradise and onto the airport we go. We get to the airport, I stop, open the trunk, take his bag out of the car as he gets out, slams the door close and says nothing. I get back in the car, end the trip and rate him a 1*. I started to "report passenger bad behvaior" but the airport was getting busy. I merge left and start to drive off and I hear someone screaming "HEY! HEYYYY!!!!!!"

I drive off, not bothering to look back. When I get out to the light at Trop from the airport, I get a text "Sorry, I left my jacket in your car. Can you please come back?" I look in the backseat and there it is, folded up, his suit jacket. Nothing was in the pockets, so right before the light changes to turn left onto Trop, I opened my door and threw his jacket out onto the sidewalk.

If anyone sees a sharp dressed bum in a navy blue blazer at the intersection of Trop & Swenson, that's how he got the jacket.

Not the most ethical move in the world, but treat people the way you want to be treated and life will reward you. Uber off for the weekend. Have fun everybody.
And if you did come back and give him back his jacket, you probably get ZERO tip! NOT even a Thank you.
The Only Thank You you get is from that Bumm that found a fresh New Jacket!
 

Freebyrdie

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Wow....you never know what may have been going on in his life this morning. Work issues, family issues. Yes treat people the way you want to be treated......so I guess you have the blessing coming your way to have something you value tossed by somebody who doesn't like your attitude.
 

renbutler

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Wow....you never know what may have been going on in his life this morning. Work issues, family issues. Yes treat people the way you want to be treated......so I guess you have the blessing coming your way to have something you value tossed by somebody who doesn't like your attitude.
Well, if the rider did behave exactly like it was described, it was a bit d-baggish.

However, there's a strange and destructive philosophy these days that it's okay to be a d-bag because you perceive somebody else is being a d-bag. I guess "treat people like you want to be treated" applies only to the other guy...
 

CatchyMusicLover

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Wow....you never know what may have been going on in his life this morning. Work issues, family issues. Yes treat people the way you want to be treated......so I guess you have the blessing coming your way to have something you value tossed by somebody who doesn't like your attitude.
It's no excuse to be as rude as the rider seemed to be. Instead of "and please don't talk to me." How about "I would appreciate a nice quiet drive, is that ok? Thanks".
How about not slamming a door?
How about thanking the driver after a ride?

I have always noticed my rating go down after I've taken people who act like they don't even want to be there. Barely say a thing. Just fromt he small amount this was clearly one of those.
But 98% of PAX even when they act like that will at least say thanks for the ride. To not do it is pretty much a sign that they aren't even trying to be nice. It doesn't really /matter/ in all honestly what is going on is his life. I say that as someone who can act really petty and rude sometimes when shit is going on. There's no excuse to slam someone else's car door or whatever else.
 
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