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Can I offer you some chalk?

Discussion in 'Stories' started by Gilbert_Aus, May 4, 2016.

  1. Gilbert_Aus

    Gilbert_Aus Active Member

    Location:
    Melbourne
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg It's Wednesday afternoon and you've just requested an Uber. As you finish clipping in the seatbelt your driver slowly turns his head to gaze at you with a prolonged creepy smile. In a deep voice he asks "What's your favourite color?". For a moment your heart stops beating. Images race through your mind. Is he that serial killer they've been looking for?

    You immediately reach for the door handle.
    But just before you get the chance commando role out the door and submit a report to Uber for 'inappropriate driver behaviour' you notice something unusual -colorful writing on the windows.

    You driver isn't a psychopath after all. He is Eric DiStefano, a successful Uber driver from Nashville, Tennessee who has come up with a novel way to entertain his passengers.

    When you step into Mr DiStefano's car you'll discover an assorted range of liquid chalk markers in the cup holders. Riders are encouraged to draw pictures and write messages on the glass.

    According to Mr DiStefano the adult passengers enjoy defacing his car and it hardly obstructs visibility. His ratings have already gone from 4.80 up to 4.82 since introducing the liquid chalk earlier this week.

    When asked about plans for the future Mr DiStefano remarked "I've been overwhelmed by the media response so I haven't had time to consider where this might take me. For now I'm just chalking it up"

    If you have any updates on this story please post below.
     
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  2. Beur

    Beur Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Sandbox
    Laughing at the 4 stars written on the window. He must not be that good.
     
  3. Chrysallis

    Chrysallis Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    I had this idea to let them draw on a notebook or a shirt on the car

    Just like everyone does on the last day of school


    I had this idea when my ratings were low
    They have since gone up and the response I got from friends when I pitched the idea wasn't what I was hoping for
    So I kinda ditched it


    I might end up doing it
    I wouldn't let them write on my car though
     
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  4. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    Mr. DiStefano has lost his marbles.

    My customers would 1* star me to death.
    A grafitti laden car is "fun" ?

    Stay away from my market Mr. D. !

    Next it will be drunks writing all over the seats !

    Children with coloring books.

    Someone will sue Uber for chalk allergies.
    My customers would write obscenities most likely.

    Update us when Mr.D. receives his first traffic Citation for obstructed vision.Lawyers will love this if an accident occurs !

    Tell Uber to not even think of adding another promise to customers at MY expense !
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
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  5. 14gIV

    14gIV Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Florida
    lol
     
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  6. lyft_audi

    lyft_audi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Driving:
    Lyft
    What's up with the "enjoying your ride? Text xxxxxx to xxx-xxx-xxxx" signs?
     
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  7. eman1122

    eman1122 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    If you want entertainment, may I suggest pulling out that iPhone and watching a video. This fool is nuts.
     
  8. CoolAnt

    CoolAnt Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sydney
    Hahhaha this is hilarious! I wouldn't let anyone draw on my car..
     
  9. Jesusdrivesuber

    Jesusdrivesuber Active Member

    Location:
    close to mongolia
    Nonsense.

    Install a Karaoke machine if you want more rate and tips.
     
  10. DocT

    DocT Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles (South Bay)
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    All he needs to offer now are the chilled Fiji water, mints, chocolates, towelettes, and foot massages to bring it up to 4.84. lol
     
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  11. PCH5150

    PCH5150 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Knoxville
    Maybe I could try a version of "&%$@!*'s Last Resort" restaurant, the place where the servers are rude to you. "Sit down and shut up". I'll get them to within a half mile of their destination, unless prevented by inconvenience.
     
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  12. Jagent

    Jagent Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    My Lyft customers would use it for advertising. ..
    "For a good time, call XXX".....

    ...and they'd mean it. ..
     
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  13. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    Driving:
    Taxi
    This is a great idea until someone draws a swastika on your window and you miss it...
     
  14. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    Driving:
    Taxi
    It's all fun and games until someone writes something

    Anti-semetic
    Racist
    Homophobic
    Funny
    Sexist
    ect.
     
  15. PepeLePiu

    PepeLePiu New Member

    Location:
    Nashville
    That's part of the Sherpa Share, a company that tracks your mileage and stuff for tax purposes. I guess they have fun checking how bad of a driver you are.
     
  16. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    The right type of mint, when dipped in water, will work like chalk.
    So, you see - mints & water can help .improve your rating.
     
  17. Donuts

    Donuts Member

    Location:
    Desert Southwest
    Driving:
    UberX
    Brilliant! Scribble graffiti on interior, take photo, submit for cleaning fee.
     
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  18. 105398

    105398 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denver
    Stupidest thing ever. What markets and times of day are these people driving in? Maybe if you're just driving club kids around at 2am I could see it.

    I drive a fair share of business professionals, airport runs, visitors, and regular adults who are friendly, polite, quiet, and/or boring - all fine by me. If they got into my car like that (if not canceling beforehand) I would be completely embarrassed.

    In my experience people really do appreciate "less is more." I'm friendly, efficient, and a good conversationalist if they care to chat. I have a 4.9+ rating and have met some nice people. Don't see the need to deface my car.

    Plus why would you want your car to scream attention like that?
     
  19. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    First, they did it to trains & buses, now someone wants to encourage these same cheapass riders to do it to his car.
    Might as well issue sharp instruments so they can carve their names into the seats & door panels, too.
    And what are the odds to getting chalk out of a velour hoodliner?
     

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