Ghost passenger

oishiin driving

Active Member
Last night, I got a ping to a nice street lined up with historic houses. I stop and wait, two & half minutes later I call, and they hang up. Ok, this is gonna be a no show, so I wait aanother two and a half minutes, and then collect $5.
I drive a block or so away and wait for another ping. Two minutes later I get a ping to the same location, same name (T-sigh). I drive up, and wait and nobody’s coming. I lock my doors. I look at the house and it’s dark inside, but I notice a curtain moving in one of the windows. I call them again, and they hang up again. Ok.... hmm.
So I wait another two and a half minutes and after that press no show, again, and collect another $5. I drive away, now hoping this is not going to repeat.
To my relief I get someone else. I’m totally creeped out.
 

oishiin driving

Active Member
Which one of these scenarios is more likely?

1) a creep trying to [email protected]#$ with a driver
2) Lyft trying to give me extra bucks
3) a kidnapped person trying to escape (captor hangs up and then takes away their phone)
4) a couple having sex - honey, i have to go back home to my wife, please don’t, ok, hangs up, but no time to cancel cause they still in the middle of it.. they done, he orders again and she says please stay five minutes longer, so he hangs up but still no time to cancel cas they go at it again..
5) a kid playing with mom’s phone
 

Cut

Active Member
Probably none of those. The person just wasn't ready yet. Who knows why they ordered the ride when they weren't ready.

I once had a passenger who ordered the ride and I collected the fee. They ordered one again and the only reason why I accepted it was because I was on a consecutive trip bonus. Another 5 minutes pass and they aren't out. They request a ride a 3rd time and I say forget the bonus, I'm not accepting it again. I probably should have accepted it because $1 a minute isn't bad.
 

Steven Ambrose

Well-Known Member
I had to cancel 2 times. Girl was stuck in hotel elevator. The 3rd time I came back, she was ready. She was scared of the event, but I wasn't. She did not even question the cancel fees.

This particular hotel has been on various paranormal shows and has been known for having weird and unusual events happen. I did not bring this up to the lady during the trip, but I did tell her to google it once the trip was over.
 

Mista T

Well-Known Member
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Accepting the same rider after taking a cancel fee can be dicey. If they are unhappy about the extra $5 they just paid "for no good reason" then you start off with a 1 star and zero tip. Not a good starting point, IMHO.
 

Disgusted Driver

Well-Known Member
Accepting the same rider after taking a cancel fee can be dicey. If they are unhappy about the extra $5 they just paid "for no good reason" then you start off with a 1 star and zero tip. Not a good starting point, IMHO.
If they actualyl show the second time, I play dumb and ask them if they cancelled because something wierd happened and I just all of a sudden lost the call. Then I tell them they should request a refund. Now I'm their best friend. It has never failed me.
 
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