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Do riders’ names matter?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Glock19, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Glock19

    Glock19

    Location:
    New York, USA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Once a while I get Uber pings in New York, when I accept, a weird name pops up. The names I remember on top of my head are; Money, Miles, Cycle, Arrogant-pig. I picked up Money who was going to the Bronx and cancelled on Miles, Arrogant-pig and Cycle.

    What do you do when your rider has a name like this, or a one-letter name, such as M or O?
     
  2. Could you imagine if Uber let drivers do that?

    I once picked up a guy whose name was listed as “A”. He was a pain in the ass but it was a short ride. I think you can pretty much judge who you’re going to be dealing with if they take the time to put a fake name in their profile. “Arrogant Pig” is getting a hard pass from me.
     
  3. You’ve done well. Those pax will usually be trouble. Sometimes I take them if I know it will be a good fare, or I’m bored and curious.
     
  4. UberBeemer

    UberBeemer Moderator

    Location:
    NW Chicago Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    After driving two clowns that used the account name "snoop", it turned out they were pretty respectful riders.

    Then i got a ping from "sitch" and the guy came out toking a dube. He wound up with a cancel.
     
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  5. The other night I got “Michael’s” I guess so he would know it was Michael’s account??
     
  6. Many things come to mind after a "ping"...
    Pax name could be 1 of them
    Neighborhood, time of day, day of week, date of the month (welfare checks), how far away, prospects of length of ride...

    I avoid ghettos at all cost... I don't like feeling like a duck in a shooting gallery...
     
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  7. UberBeemer

    UberBeemer Moderator

    Location:
    NW Chicago Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    There are some that are legit. Like Go Go Grandparent, or "Patient", which someone at good shepherd hospital uses to transport patients home. You can't always tell a book by its cover. Just try to use common sense
     
  8. True dat... But I'll go ahead and ask the politically incorrect question...

    What about "Deshaun", or "LaKisha" from the hood??? With a 4.53 rating???
     
  9. UberBeemer

    UberBeemer Moderator

    Location:
    NW Chicago Suburbs
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Snoop and his buddy were in a low income area of Hanover Park. Had long billed monochrome baseball caps on sideways, dookie ropes, and big gold beltbuckles. They were very polite.

    I guess i am saying, you never know at first glance, who is trouble and who is not.

    If you feel unsafe for some reason, move on. Picking up someone that makes you uneasy will probably lead to your not being at your best anyway.
     
  10. oldfart

    oldfart

    Location:
    Fort Myers
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I take them all.

    I learned a long time ago that most people are good people and if you treat them with respect, respect is what you get in return
     
  11. Ayao30

    Ayao30

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I picked up "Boogieman" once in Philly. He wasn't nearly as fun of a person as I thought he would be, especially since his rating was especially high. It was also awkward confirming their name when he got in.
     
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  12. MHR

    MHR Moderator

    Location:
    Texas
    ^^^^It sucks when they don’t live up to their names. “Complex” was not complex at all, young ignorant white trash wanna be thug. “Santa” does not give presents and unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, I did not ask “Jesus H” if his last name was Christ.

    All hype.
     
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  13. SuzeCB

    SuzeCB

    Location:
    NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    You do know Miles is a real name, right?
     
  14. kc ub'ing!

    kc ub'ing!

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    If the robe fits...
     
  15. Once picked up a passenger and their name was "Username" nice lady though.
     
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  16. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    I have been catfished with Lyft as I accept a shared/line or Lyft based off a hot pic of some chic and I would arrive and it's some dude. Usually a boyfriend, I learned my lesson after the 93rd time
     
  17. I knew one of you communists would say something like that... Oops, I mean socialists...
     
  18. steveK2016

    steveK2016

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberXL
    What's wrong with miles? Ive heard of plenty with that as their real name.
     
  19. Countless times... Kinda ruins the mood before ride starts...
     
  20. 911 Guy

    911 Guy

    Location:
    30028
    They are likely gift card riders.
     

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