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TheDevilisaParttimer

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In all fairness, every generation thinks the generation younger than it, sucks. Imagine all the WWI & WWII veterans who likely endured some serious horrors in foreign lands, watching teenage Baby Boomers driving around in wing-tipped cars and ordering burgers and sodas from girls on Roller Skates, or flashing peace signs and handing out flowers and mood rings.

Be careful how you judge. These younger folks get to decide the type of old-age facilities you are going to spend your waning years in.
I love conversations with older people about life before our time. I think people just have rose colored glasses. Most baby boomers think generation x was a shit show. Most x’ers think millennials are garbage. For example I hear about crime in this generation being worst but then point out gen x crack era and the documented reduction in crime in all years after it, Idk human nature I suppose.
 

Phoenix123

Well-Known Member
I've made some mistakes in this regard. Once I helped a student with a fair bit of stuff (desktop computers, lamps, a couple suitcases) move back to a dorm room in Sheridan College. It all fit safely and damage free into my car, but upon arrival at the college, he lived on the 5th floor, there were three loads, and the elevator was slow. It tooks probably 15 minutes to get all his stuff to his room after I dropped him off. $15 tip helped, but NEVER AGAIN.

Also, 3am, driving in Scarborough, Ontario, and I get a ping, imediately followed by a phone call from PAX.

pax: "Can you take a Queen Sized Matress?"
me: "No sir, I'm driving a small hatchback. Perhaps a Moving Van, or at the very least, XL"
pax: "I can tie it down to the roof"
me: "This isn't happening sir. Have a nice night."

Pax cancels This exchange took long enough (>2min) for me to get the $5 cancel fee, so also a mild win. Pax was nice enough to call and give me the heads up. This is probably rare.
Order an XL he says:eek: this is where the passengers get it from
 

New2This

Well-Known Member
You were her second option. Her first option was pool.
You're kidding but you're probably right.

My favorite was May of the Platinum Metals Program, took a Pool. Immediately after the phone rings...

Me: Hello

Cheap fornicator: What kind of car do you have?

Me: Camry/Accord/Altima C.F.: Do you have a sunroof?

Me: No. Why?

C.F.: I'm moving and have a ladder

Me: No.

Waited 2 minutes and Shuffled his ass

Again he was moving a ladder on Pool
 

LAWeasel

Well-Known Member
You're kidding but you're probably right.

My favorite was May of the Platinum Metals Program, took a Pool. Immediately after the phone rings...

Me: Hello

Cheap fornicator: What kind of car do you have?

Me: Camry/Accord/Altima C.F.: Do you have a sunroof?

Me: No. Why?

C.F.: I'm moving and have a ladder

Me: No.

Waited 2 minutes and Shuffled his ass

Again he was moving a ladder on Pool
Jeez. I think we need to take a different approach to the blatant abusers (like the paxhole you described and the guy who thought he was loading a bundle of 2x4s in my Escalade last night).

Instead of shuffling, I'm going to insist they cancel, citing abuse of the platform. If I get deceived into accepting another home depot ping in an unfamiliar area, I may just wait there, with the pax, and insist he use the truck rental or I'm going to warn the next driver. I'm sick of this crap, and what irks me even more is uber is well aware of it. Instead of correcting pax behavior, they encourage it by hiding store names and deceiving drivers into accepting these rides. F*** them.

Unfortunately there is a HD close to one of my honey holes and I end up getting pinged for it quite frequently. Have to zoom the damn map out now every time to make sure I don't accept.
 

Yam Digger

Well-Known Member
I love conversations with older people about life before our time. I think people just have rose colored glasses. Most baby boomers think generation x was a shit show. Most x’ers think millennials are garbage. For example I hear about crime in this generation being worst but then point out gen x crack era and the documented reduction in crime in all years after it, Idk human nature I suppose.
Ecclesiastes 7:10
“Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” for it is not out of wisdom that you ask this.”
 

UberTrent9

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I actually cancelled a ride yesterday. I show up at the home, in a VERY nice neighborhood. I drive a 2017 BMW. The lady comes out of the garage with a huge cart of cleaning chemicals, bucket & mop w/dirty rags hanging off it everywhere dragging a vacuum cleaner. I asked "Do you intend on putting all that in here?" She said: "of course, I'm paying for Uber." I said, not in this car...cancelled the ride and left. I don't have a pickup truck or cleaning service. :/ Pax love to abuse this system.
Had an "item leaver" a few days ago, opens door, says "Hi, I'll be right back" tried leaving her bag on the seat, I said "sorry, no can do".

She shut the door anyways, I got out, put the bag on the curb, got back in my car and canceled.

I like doing TV runs. I live the near a Best Buy. TVs don't complain about anything.
I would if said TV gets damaged or damages my vehicle....
 

UberTrent9

Well-Known Member
I had a ping, pull up to a guy with a set of keys... “ Can you bring to my wife at home” YEP! gave that key front door knock service too! and the set of keys tiped me with a HOTT wife in a skimmpy night THINGGY! Wish that ended in a porn fantasy
Things that didn't happen for $500 Alex

Easy to kill bed bugs in yo car... wrap up the car in plastic wrap. crank the heat up full blast... 3 hours later no bed bugs
Just avoid all together by not taking rides like this?
 

OtherUbersdo

Well-Known Member
Ain’t nothing wrong with helping someone out every once in a while.
True . There is nothing wrong for being compensated for it while you are working either . In many of these cases people are not looking for help , they are looking to save money and abusing a system not meant for what they are asking people to do .

Jeez. I think we need to take a different approach to the blatant abusers (like the paxhole you described and the guy who thought he was loading a bundle of 2x4s in my Escalade last night).

Instead of shuffling, I'm going to insist they cancel, citing abuse of the platform. If I get deceived into accepting another home depot ping in an unfamiliar area, I may just wait there, with the pax, and insist he use the truck rental or I'm going to warn the next driver. I'm sick of this crap, and what irks me even more is uber is well aware of it. Instead of correcting pax behavior, they encourage it by hiding store names and deceiving drivers into accepting these rides. F*** them.

Unfortunately there is a HD close to one of my honey holes and I end up getting pinged for it quite frequently. Have to zoom the damn map out now every time to make sure I don't accept.
Because they want you take these and every other rides .
 

Diamondraider

Well-Known Member
A few months ago I got a ping to do a pick-up at NAPA Auto Parts. Pull into the parking lot and a NAPA employee is standing there with a box. Figured I was taking him home or something. He sets the box in my seat and says thanks the guy is waiting for me. Almost cancelled but hey it was a slow day. Took the part 14 miles and got a decent tip. Added bonus it put into a more productive area for the rest of the day. I guess for me I have no hard set rule. If it is not an over the top request I'll do it.
Had the same situation at a local auto parts store. The manager said Uber was much cheaper than sending an employee.

I took a photo of the man and the brake pads for security purposes and went on my way.
 

Pax Collector

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Had the same situation at a local auto parts store. The manager said Uber was much cheaper than sending an employee.

I took a photo of the man and the brake pads for security purposes and went on my way.
I don't have a problem with such trips either. Heck, I would do it all day given it's a fair amount of distance and there's a tip in the end.
 
I drive in a college town. At the end of the year students move their stuff from dorms to storage. I don't mind it so much. One time a pax had to take her stuff about 3 miles down to a storage unit. She forgot which gate to go through. The driving around resulted in a 30.00 tab. Thats not counting I had to take her to another stop.

I don't have a problem with such trips either. Heck, I would do it all day given it's a fair amount of distance and there's a tip in the end.
I'd rather haul a package like that than to have a @@@@@y or pukey pax in my car. Brake pads and starters don't draw boobs and penises on your foggy windows either.
 

Ishurue

Active Member
Arrive at pax location they are moving asked if I could make multiple trips said they would pay me 100$ I said ok cash upfront guess what no cash I said sorry no can do cancel ride before it even started reported to Uber
shoulda told em change destination to the pick up spot, start ride then end it and have them tip you on app 120 or whatever amount you wanted etc
 

Agent037

Active Member
Hello everyone, I don't know if someone already said this, but I don't do supermarket pick ups, they stuff your car to the brim to drive half of a block for $5.39 .. no thanks. Only did it once, never again.
 
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