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General "Are You Serious, pax?" Thread

UberMeansSuper

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Couldn't find anything with an aggregate of things that make you go "wtf, pax? Come on!". Here are a few of my own to get started. Feel free to add.

  • You live in a gated apartment complex. You don't send me the gate code. I park at the leasing office. You call me and ask me where I am. Come on.
  • You call for me to a two lane (one in each direction) street with busy traffic. You get mad that I have to circle around. Come on.
  • When they mis-drop the pin and get mad at you that you showed up to the wrong location. Then when you explain that you're only responding to the location of the pin, they go into this rant about how their phone this, they're not from the city that, and blah-blah. Come on.
 

hrcabbie

Active Member
i feel for you. i actually find some of the stories on this forum hard to believe, but your complaints are realistic. it appears to me that uber has made people think that dri ing them is a privledge, people transportation is the second most dangerous job behind a police officer, trust me i know i almost died in a violent knife attack
 

Another Uber Driver

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You live thirty minutes from National Airport. You summon me to your home, come out with your suitcase, which I put into the trunk. You go back into the house and do not come out for another fifteen minutes. You get into the car and tell me that your aeroplane leaves in twenty minutes. I tell you that I can not get to National Airport in twenty minutes. You tell me to go, anyhow. I make it clear to you that if you miss that aeroplane, it is not my fault. You agree. We are ten minutes from National Airport, your flight is leaving. You blame me because you missed your aeroplane. Come on.

You get into the car in Georgetown. You have entered a destination on Capitol Hill. I see that the Uber Suggested Route is sending me into Virginia. I show this to you, we both laugh. I tell you how I am going to drive it. You agree that it is the best route. I go. We are seventy five per cent of the way to Capitol Hill when you start to berate me for the route that I am taking and tell me that I should have taken the Uber Suggested Route. Come on.

I pick you up at your home in a residential neighbourhood full of younger families. You get in and have entered your destination. I drive through your neighbourhood at slightly less than the legal 40KpH speed limit, as I am aware that there are numerous children at play. A ball flies into the street, I stop short. Sure enough, some kid runs into the street and right in front of my car as he chases after his ball and is followed by a screaming parent. You yell at me for driving too slowly, stopping short and threaten to report me to Uber for unsafe driving. Funny, I thought that I was driving in a a manner precisely opposite to "unsafe". Come on.

You get into my car and want to play thug rap that contains racially and sexually offensive lyrics on my stereo. This is not just "come on", do not just "get out" of my car, get TF out of my car and do not ever order another effing Uber again!
 

McGillicutty

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When I read that title, the first thing I thought was I'm not licensed for that and I don't think the city health inspector would approve.
 

UberMeansSuper

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you start to berate me for the route that I am taking and tell me that I should have taken the Uber Suggested Route
I hate that. You see I've typed the address into my GPS. Why not stop me and direct me?

Or, even better, they are directing you and they start playing with their phone and tell you to "turn right here!!! Right here, right here, right here!!! Ahhhh! You missed it." Really, come on!!
 

JaguaGirl

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You call me to pick you up in a gated community & are not at the gate upon my arrival. Then you call me to ask where I am:/ I'm at the damn gate & then you proceed to tell me that your landline is disconnected & you have no way to let me in the gate & advise me to wait until a car leaves, instead of walking your lazy a** to the gate. A-noy-ying.....
 

San Diego Steve

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Couldn't find anything with an aggregate of things that make you go "wtf, pax? Come on!". Here are a few of my own to get started. Feel free to add.

  • You live in a gated apartment complex. You don't send me the gate code. I park at the leasing office. You call me and ask me where I am. Come on.
  • You call for me to a two lane (one in each direction) street with busy traffic. You get mad that I have to circle around. Come on.
  • When they mis-drop the pin and get mad at you that you showed up to the wrong location. Then when you explain that you're only responding to the location of the pin, they go into this rant about how their phone this, they're not from the city that, and blah-blah. Come on.
I had a stripper in my car today that I picked up at the zoo. Had the audacity to floss her teeth in my back seat and pick at her feet. Her dna was left all over the place. Nice couple but just disgusting and low class. Got my 5 star from them and ended on a positive note.
 

Another Uber Driver

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You call me to pick you up in a gated community & are not at the gate upon my arrival. Then you call me to ask where I am:/ I'm at the damn gate & then you proceed to tell me that your landline is disconnected & you have no way to let me in the gate & advise me to wait until a car leaves, instead of walking your lazy a** to the gate. A-noy-ying.....
Harry Thomas Sr. Way or Good Hope Court?

I have never had that problem on Good Hope Court; half of the people prefer to come to the gate rather than give you the dial code, anyhow. Harry Thomas Sr. Way, is another story. That was where one guy shot another guy because the first guy thought that the second guy had stolen his dirt bike.
 

DB2448

Active Member
Seriously, you called me to pick you up and don't even have a drop off address plugged in by the five minutes it took me to get there, plus the extra few minutes I patiently waited for you to get in the car?

Uber Drivers should start an idiot fee petition. Where you can start the trip while the Pax looks up the address.
 

DB2448

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I had a stripper in my car today that I picked up at the zoo. Had the audacity to floss her teeth in my back seat and pick at her feet. Her dna was left all over the place. Nice couple but just disgusting and low class. Got my 5 star from them and ended on a positive note.

Just a bit curious. Any chance you found out why they were stripping at a zoo of all places?
 

forqalso

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I pulled up to the pin, waited a minutes, called the PAX and they finally came out and out in my car. They are in a hurry even though I had to wait and to top it off, the second rider ping goes off. In a hurry but too cheap to go X.
 

Oh My

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You live thirty minutes from National Airport. You summon me to your home, come out with your suitcase, which I put into the trunk. You go back into the house and do not come out for another fifteen minutes. You get into the car and tell me that your aeroplane leaves in twenty minutes. I tell you that I can not get to National Airport in twenty minutes. You tell me to go, anyhow. I make it clear to you that if you miss that aeroplane, it is not my fault. You agree. We are ten minutes from National Airport, your flight is leaving. You blame me because you missed your aeroplane. Come on.

You get into the car in Georgetown. You have entered a destination on Capitol Hill. I see that the Uber Suggested Route is sending me into Virginia. I show this to you, we both laugh. I tell you how I am going to drive it. You agree that it is the best route. I go. We are seventy five per cent of the way to Capitol Hill when you start to berate me for the route that I am taking and tell me that I should have taken the Uber Suggested Route. Come on.

I pick you up at your home in a residential neighbourhood full of younger families. You get in and have entered your destination. I drive through your neighbourhood at slightly less than the legal 40KpH speed limit, as I am aware that there are numerous children at play. A ball flies into the street, I stop short. Sure enough, some kid runs into the street and right in front of my car as he chases after his ball and is followed by a screaming parent. You yell at me for driving too slowly, stopping short and threaten to report me to Uber for unsafe driving. Funny, I thought that I was driving in a a manner precisely opposite to "unsafe". Come on.

You get into my car and want to play thug rap that contains racially and sexually offensive lyrics on my stereo. This is not just "come on", do not just "get out" of my car, get TF out of my car and do not ever order another effing Uber again!
I got a similar Lyft rider like that. A pedestrian literally ran out in front of us and I had to respond to a kid in Lyfts's "Trust and Safety Department - which is probably located in his bathroom where he was responding to emails and multi-tasking.

Chicagoans have taken their pedestrian right-of-way to a new level because they placed these upright signs in the middle of the road/street that have a stop sign symbol with a note that it's the law to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks (no shit). Most of these signs have been flattened all over the city (I wonder who's relative got the contract to order those). And a good portion of drivers see the stop sign symbol and STOP even if no pedestrians. Anyway, what these signs (when standing) have been interpreted as, you can run out into the road without looking and expect a car to stop on a dime and get 2 cents change because you have a right and the driver should always be looking out for you and your toddler even when you dart out from behind a parked full size SUV. I find it peculiar that they are now placing neon yellow signs at the crosswalks for pedestrians that read Look Both Ways.
 

Oh My

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Couldn't find anything with an aggregate of things that make you go "wtf, pax? Come on!". Here are a few of my own to get started. Feel free to add.

  • You live in a gated apartment complex. You don't send me the gate code. I park at the leasing office. You call me and ask me where I am. Come on.
  • You call for me to a two lane (one in each direction) street with busy traffic. You get mad that I have to circle around. Come on.
  • When they mis-drop the pin and get mad at you that you showed up to the wrong location. Then when you explain that you're only responding to the location of the pin, they go into this rant about how their phone this, they're not from the city that, and blah-blah. Come on.
And "circle around"? BS. If there is no place for me to pull over, you've got about 13 seconds until the next car comes up behind me or I wait around the corner until the 5 minutes expires.

For one I was actually lucky to find a fire hydrant spot to pull over 3 car lengths from the guys house. He comes out and says "You overshot the address". I said, "And I can't sit here and block traffic for you". His response was "True dat". He was a White punk in an upscale area wearing a hoodie nearly covering his face. "True dat"? I wanted to take his ass to Chicago's Englewood and drop him off there.

So he says he's going to the Trader Joes, jumps out and says "I'm only going to be in here a few minutes so maybe you'll be around and we'll see each other again". Well no we won't because it was Lyft and I 3*d (blocked) his smart ass.
 
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UberXTampa

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I got a similar Lyft rider like that. A pedestrian literally ran out in front of us and I had to respond to a kid in Lyfts's "Trust and Safety Department - which is probably located in his bathroom where he was responding to emails and multi-tasking.

Chicagoans have taken their pedestrian right-of-way to a new level because they placed these upright signs in the middle of the road/street that have a stop sign symbol with a note that it's the law to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks (no shit). Most of these signs have been flattened all over the city (I wonder who's relative got the contract to order those). And a good portion of drivers see the stop sign symbol and STOP even if no pedestrians. Anyway, what these signs (when standing) have been interpreted as, you can run out into the road without looking and expect a car to stop on a dime and get 2 cents change because you have a right and the driver should always be looking out for you and your toddler even when you dart out from behind a parked full size SUV. I find it peculiar that they are now placing neon yellow signs at the crosswalks for pedestrians that read Look Both Ways.
They should put another sign for pedestrians saying "put your smartphone in your stupid ass, make sure the driver sees you, before crossing the street. Otherwise, Darwin is right!"
 

Oh My

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They should put another sign for pedestrians saying "put your smartphone in your stupid ass, make sure the driver sees you, before crossing the street. Otherwise, Darwin is right!"
I was going to add that but my post was getting too long. Yeah, ear buds on, looking down at your phone and just strut out into oncoming traffic - because it's your "right".

So the mother and the toddler that darted out from in front of the parked big SUV into the crosswalk then started flailing her arms and yelling? I stopped the car and said "You just taught him he doesn't have to look both ways. You do realize that, right?".

As a pedestrian, if there's only 1 or 2 cars that need to pass I'm more than happy to wait 5.6 seconds for them to pass rather than make them stop just for my special self. Saw a "father" with his lil boy throw a hissy fit in the street. Only two cars on the road. I saw them, the other didn't. As a father all he had to do is wait 3 seconds for the ONLY 2 cars to pass, all is clear and nothing to worry about. This is what I did with my dog.
 
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UberMeansSuper

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When you've done this long enough, you'll figure out how to get in most gated communities. I rarely have to call the pax for a code.
I've considered tailgaiting cars into the complex, but I just think it's the pax's responsibility to either (a) make sure you can get into the complex without calling them at the gate or (b) make the extra effort and walk the 1,000 feet from their nice air-conditioned apartment to the leasing office where they can see I'm obviously at if they just take 2 extra minutes to glance at their iPhone and see my little car in the map.
 
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