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Ever picked up someone you know randomly?

Discussion in 'Stories' started by TaylorHamNCheez, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. TaylorHamNCheez

    TaylorHamNCheez Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Joisey
    Driving:
    Lyft
    So... Ever picked up someone you know randomly?

    How was it? Was it fun, awkward? Did they recognize you?
     
  2. KeJorn

    KeJorn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mars
    Driving:
    UberX
    Nope.. but I am always curious if it will happen.
     
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  3. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    See avatar
    Driving:
    UberTAXI
    ......more than a few. Depending on who they are depends on if I charge them, or not.
     
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  4. UberMeansSuper

    UberMeansSuper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    It'd be messed up if they 4-or-less-star you and also not tip.
     
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  5. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    A couple of weeks ago I picked up a couple that turned out be a very
    long-time client of mine that I'd never met in-person before.
    It was fun - pretty cool, actually.
     
  6. Uberfood

    Uberfood Member

    Location:
    Tampa
    Picked up this girl that was in a class with me my Freshman year of High School. She had recently gotten married and was with her new husband. We actually didn't recognize each other, but somehow the subject of school came up and then she recognized my full name even though we hadn't really been all that friendly back then. She ended up tipping me $20 on a 3x surge, pretty sweet!
     
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  7. limepro

    limepro Well-Known Member

    Location:
    miami
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Former broncos player and Superbowl winner that I'm buddies with I have picked up a few times, he lives in my neighborhood.
     
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  8. Realityshark

    Realityshark Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Area 51
    I think I almost did. I cancelled because I am so mortified that I spend some part time hours doing this. Uber driving is not something I'm proud of. It was cool a couple years ago, the per mile rate made sense and it was easy money. Now I seldom drive unless I'm pretty sure of long fares and high surges.
     
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  9. ocbob2

    ocbob2 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberX
    Twice and first recognized me before I did him. It was minimum fare and he didn't tip but I broke my rule and gave him 5 stars (should have been 4 stars). Another time I knew the man from soccer but didn't say anything as I am too embarrassed to say I drive for Uber. That guy did tip me $8 on a surge $17 trip.
    I once recognized a guy's name as he his name spelled is abnormal and he was in my home town so I accepted, saw the name and cancelled.
     
  10. elelegido

    elelegido Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Varies
    I picked up the cop who had ticketed me a week earlier for a blown headlight bulb.
     
  11. UBERxGc

    UBERxGc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Driving:
    UberX
    I picked up my mum doing the bar closing hours. Luckily, she was too drunk to recognise me.
     
  12. UBERxGc

    UBERxGc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Driving:
    UberX
    But he already knew it was you so isn't it more awkward if you cancel on him?
     
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  13. UberXTampa

    UberXTampa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tampa
    Driving:
    UberX
    Probably some people I know cancel on me when they recognize my name and face.
    I have not told any family or friends that I am an uber driver.
    Only my wife and kids know.
    I try to keep it that way as much as possible.
     
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  14. Moofish

    Moofish Well-Known Member

    Location:
    O.C.
    Driving:
    UberX
    Picked up an old high school friend, ending up joining the group at a taqueria where they bought me food. I had ended the trip when we got there and they just paid me a big tip for bringing them home nearby.

    I grew up in the area I usually work, so I know it was bound to happen.
     
  15. ocbob2

    ocbob2 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberX
    If I cancel fast, they aren't going to see the details. He never PM me on FB. If he thought it was me, he would have Contacted me.
     
  16. KMANDERSON

    KMANDERSON Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    you live in the same neighborhood of an ex nfl player uber has been good to you
     
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  17. ocbob2

    ocbob2 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberX
    Dude, I am a huge Broncos fan. PM who it is.
     
  18. limepro

    limepro Well-Known Member

    Location:
    miami
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I live in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Florida, no thanks to Uber though.
     
  19. KMANDERSON

    KMANDERSON Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    ok that cool
     
  20. KMANDERSON

    KMANDERSON Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'm just curious to why you drive for uber not that it my bussiness just curious
     

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