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First tip I did not really want to take...

Discussion in 'Tips' started by UberXTampa, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. UberXTampa

    UberXTampa

    Location:
    Tampa
    Driving:
    UberX
    I am driving back home from a trip today and just as I am passing the library, I get a ping with ETA of 1 minute from the library.

    I say, what the heck, even a minimum fare is fine, since I am in front of the library anyways.

    A young man, waiting for me as I approach, immediately flags me, gets in the car and we drive off to his not so far home.

    We talk about things, he has a book review project, also working in food industry and his dress shows it. He is clean, kind and doesn't smell 'food industry' funny. he appears tired.

    I drop off this young man, give him 5 star, wish him a good day wholeheartedly. I see an honest young man, trying hard, at this young age juggling responsibilities and is respectful, makes sense when he speaks and cool.

    He then gives me a tip. I wanted not to take it. He is a teenager, he needs the money more. But he insists. Finally I appreciate his tip and take it.

    In contrast, the wealthy people I took to their expensive dinners and clubs with loser minimum fare did not tip me the entire week. Up until this tip, I had no tip since Monday in uber platform.

    I will keep that $1.00 and never spend it. It will remind me there are very good people and even uber cannot make an ******* of them.
     
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  2. Oc_DriverX

    Oc_DriverX

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    I echo your sentiments. I did not do a ton of rides last night. But I did have at least several pick ups and drop offs at communities with manned gated entrances. I had a pick up at a Ritz Carlton. At the end of the night, the only tip was from a Lyft ride given to high school student going home after a game (yeah, the odds are the pax was not 18).

    Go figure.
     
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  3. what does PAX mean?
     
  4. Oc_DriverX

    Oc_DriverX

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    pax=passenger(s)
     
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  5. cityjohn

    cityjohn

    Location:
    California
    My few tips have come from people who must have felt it the most. The wealthiest seem never to tip.
     
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  6. mtl514

    mtl514

    Location:
    canada
    That is true. Richness is in the heart. Those who don't have a lot, share a lot. Those who do have it, like to hoard it, well most of them do.
     
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