Backseat Drivers

Queenofthepak

Well-Known Member
How do you guys handle back seat drivers? I picked up an XL ping in Sherman Oaks last night making 2 stops, the first stop going to Angeleno Hotel. One guy asks if I know where it is, I tell him yes, I'm there several times a day. He then proceeds to tell me how to get there 2 minutes later. His wife tells him that he doesn't need to do that, and that it is annoying. Then, another person is back is questioning the guy every turn I take. I'm heading south on the 405, and he starts yelling, that I have to get off on Sunset, I tell him "I know that". He "whispers" to the person next to him that he did appreciate my "attitude". Again, his wife tells him "She doesn't need your directions." Finally, I get to the Angeleno, and because there are so many cars in valet, Mr. BackSeat tells me I should just pull up in front of the door, in the opposite direction to let the one passenger out that was getting out. I told him, no, they could either get out where we were, or wait for me to go through the turnaround.

I'm not sure where I had the attitude. I mean, I smiled when I told him I know. But I had said it like 6 times! Then, when his wife tells him to expect his rating to drop because he deserved a 1 star. He canceled the ride as I was pulling up to their final destination, so that I couldn't leave a rating!!! I reported it to Uber, and Uber says that this is ok!
 
Last edited:

KekeLo

Well-Known Member
How do you guys handle back seat drivers? I picked up an XL ping in Sherman Oaks last night making 2 stops, the first stop going to Angeleno Hotel. One guy asks if I know where it is, I tell him yes, I'm there several times a day. He then proceeds to tell me how to get there 2 minutes later. His wife tells him that he doesn't need to do that, and that it is annoying. Then, another person is back is questioning the guy every turn I take. I'm heading south on the 405, and he starts yelling, that I have to get off on Sunset, I tell him "I know that". He "whispers" to the person next to him that he did appreciate my "attitude". Again, his wife tells him "She doesn't need your directions." Finally, I get to the Angeleno, and because there are so many cars in valet, Mr. BackSeat tells me I should just pull up in front of the door, in the opposite direction to let the one passenger out that was getting out. I told him, no, they could either get out where we were, or wait for me to go through the turnaround.

I'm not sure where I had the attitude. I mean, I smiled when I told him I know. But I had said it like 6 times! Then, when his wife tells him to expect his rating to drop because he deserved a 1 star. He canceled the ride as I was pulling up to their final destination, so that I couldn't leave a rating!!! I reported it to Uber, and Uber says that this is ok!



That is super messed up. I wonder what rating did the guy have in the place. See, me, as soon as that jerk would've said something to me about directions, I would've kicked the entire circus out of my car because I would've knew that he was going to be a you know what problem. I lose it on those pax.

I won't put up with none of their BS, see I go blank, and I don't give a hot lovely you know what.:mad:


I would go to the Uber office and tell them about that punk.:mad:
 

aeiou_-

Well-Known Member
In a car full of people? Would you kick them all out?
You have to be careful, obviously, but HELL YEAH. I've done it a couple times. The more rational ones tend to blame the stupid ones on the way out, making it easier on you.. Kind of like the wife in this situation. If they are all aggressive, unbuckle your belt and consider exiting your vehicle as your kicking them out. I suppose this is not the best case scenario, but it is necessary sometimes. Always in a public space with people around, or even behind a police car if there is one around. People calm down asap at the sight of an officer.
 

Queenofthepak

Well-Known Member
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
My argument is this: if a pax can cancel a ride after it ends to avoid negative ratings, then drivers should be able to do the same thing.
 

soulwarrior

Well-Known Member
How do you guys handle back seat drivers? I picked up an XL ping in Sherman Oaks last night making 2 stops, the first stop going to Angeleno Hotel. One guy asks if I know where it is, I tell him yes, I'm there several times a day. He then proceeds to tell me how to get there 2 minutes later. His wife tells him that he doesn't need to do that, and that it is annoying. Then, another person is back is questioning the guy every turn I take. I'm heading south on the 405, and he starts yelling, that I have to get off on Sunset, I tell him "I know that". He "whispers" to the person next to him that he did appreciate my "attitude". Again, his wife tells him "She doesn't need your directions." Finally, I get to the Angeleno, and because there are so many cars in valet, Mr. BackSeat tells me I should just pull up in front of the door, in the opposite direction to let the one passenger out that was getting out. I told him, no, they could either get out where we were, or wait for me to go through the turnaround.

I'm not sure where I had the attitude. I mean, I smiled when I told him I know. But I had said it like 6 times! Then, when his wife tells him to expect his rating to drop because he deserved a 1 star. He canceled the ride as I was pulling up to their final destination, so that I couldn't leave a rating!!! I reported it to Uber, and Uber says that this is ok!
Well, he couldn't rate you either and your rating is more of a consequence than his!
 

SmokeyTheRobot

Well-Known Member
My favorite is the people who want to backseat drive but don't actually know the way. After twenty minutes of zig zagging around town they finally see a street they recognize..."you're gonna wanna turn left here". Yeah, okay, thanks?
 

Queenofthepak

Well-Known Member
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #17
My favorite is the people who want to backseat drive but don't actually know the way. After twenty minutes of zig zagging around town they finally see a street they recognize..."you're gonna wanna turn left here". Yeah, okay, thanks?
That's usually the scenario.
 

UberLaLa

Well-Known Member
My argument is this: if a pax can cancel a ride after it ends to avoid negative ratings, then drivers should be able to do the same thing.
Nope...I cancelled these two REEKING OF WEED passengers that had me stop the first two blocks at the smoke shop on Pool, so they could run in and 'be right back.' Got another Pool ping (female name) and drove away and Cancelled the two weed heads. Of course they 1 Starred me even though I wrote Uber and told them why & I did not receive any fare from said trip, cuz it was only one minute.

No idea how a passenger can rate for a ride they didn't pay anything for....
 

twobucca2

Well-Known Member
Back seat drivers are a certain personality type. They can't control themselves and usually they know it. It's funny to watch them attempt to get a handle on this compulsive behavior.

What's even funnier is when they disregard my GPS and get themselves stuck in traffic.
 
Top