Uber passenger offered me $500 to have sex with him (illegal) and wouldn't get out of my car. Guess he didn't care about the dashcam and posted video recording notices clearly visible in my car. It is not uncommon for passengers to tip up to $50 on very long rides, which is the only reason I offered to break his larger bill. The fastest and safest way to remove people from my vehicle is to deescalate the situation. I behaved the way I did in order to diffuse the situation without confrontation. Yes, I had easy access to a personal defense item.
If I get deactivated for sharing this video: I accept my fate.
And if that's the case, I'd like to take a second to thank a few of my favorite people here on the forums...
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I know this guy, Samoir. He's like a very good friend. Samoir always used to be the kind of guy who would try to live by some kind of moral code, trying to do the right thing instead of wrong. It wasn't a perfectly applied code, he wasn't Jesus Christ or Moses, but his moral compass generally worked ok.
Then he started doing Uber and Lyft. At first he did the job according to this moral code. He was always polite to pax. He laughed at their jokes. He answered their same repeated questions for a tenth, a hundredth and a thousandth time. He returned left-behind cellphones, keys and glasses without thinking of having to ask for compensation for his time. He waited for pax until 5:00 and never shuffled them. He was always honest. He took all of them wherever they wanted to go.
But this job changes people. He was exposed to the dregs of society. 98% of pax were fine, normal decent people, and that was great. But there were also the dregs, and these are the ones who caused a change in...
Just got my taxes done via TurboTax, with some help from my Quickbooks SE account. Finally done with this pain-in-the-butt process.
Ended up not paying a dime, nor owing anything (expenses and deductions surpassed earnings by a little over a $1,000.) Was hoping for a refund.
Drove all of 2017 full-time for both Uber and Lyft. San Diego, CA. I may post a separate thread on fun stats on miles, earnings, time spent online, etc.
The IRS deadline is today - we should have received our 1099s by now.
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