Discussion in 'Tips' started by totallynotalion, Aug 30, 2016.
I got two expired coupons for fountain drinks.
A rider offered me a
Bud of marijuana once...
Giving you bud is common in the south bay
Have thrice received a nice bottle of wine from various Napa riders; all were in the industry. Retail values $40, 45, 90
Wow, I like that. Where is napa?
Napa Valley California
It's the heartland of America's wine agriculture.
One drunk guy have me $20 cash for stopping at a 7-Eleven to buy smokes. His wife who was with him concurred.
Another lady recently gave me $20 in-app, and I don't know why exactly except we had a moderately pleasant conversation for 40 minutes, and her Uber tab went in her expense account. Wish I could thank her.
The best tip was the $150 cleanup fee paid to me from a woman who vomited on the back seat. Took me 45 minutes to clean it thoroughly and an overnight airing out.
I can make more from vomiting passengers than from grinding out normal trips all day.
Drove a nice guy in NY from larchmont to LaGuardia Airport, he tipped me $20 cash and about half hour later I noticed he tipped an extra $10 on the app.
Here’s the kicker w those familiar w NY, the fare to the airport w toll $6 going out, $22.00.
Bridge toll coming back another $6. With no tip and 40 miles RT, eat toll on way back your about even after 1-2 hours depending on traffic.
A pair of $150 sunglasses that look fabulous on me, thankyouverymuch Mr. & Mrs. Cheapskate!
And PS: thanks for that $2 tip for the 1.5 hour ride to the airport through hideous traffic. Especially after bragging about how many material things you own, your huge house, and the boat you just bought. Karma's a beeeotch.
I always relay my history of paying $65 for a taxi ride to the airport and tipping the driver $20 - always, always, always. It was an $85 ride, and I was fine with that.
Now I give the same exact ride to pax on Uber for $15 and I often get zero in tips. I don't know if it's lack of basic etiquette knowledge, the deeply instilled "no tipping " culture Uber's had for years, or a combination of both, but it makes me sick and so incredibly frustrated. Like, REALLY? No tip? On an airport ride? WHO RAISED YOU??!!
What a generous move. Hey, that's how the rich stay rich!
I've had several rides recently with people discussing large business deals they just closed and giggling about their commission. Last night, late trip, one of those "maybe just one more before logging out" kind of things, and the bastards gamed me. They changed the destination after we started from a local trip to their actual destination almost an hour away, then I got to listen to their verbal equivalant of a mutual handy-j, bragging about their sales numbers and how slick they were. They at least apologized for "dragging me so far away". But that was a small consolation. Got a better tip from the kid I took from Lakeview to Chattham on Saturday.
That's true!!! Clean up duty pays more than driving around! I welcome the sick.
Yesterday I got a complete watermelon. About a week ago I got about two dozen beautiful tomatoes. When I told a rider about me getting ready to move, I received bunch of brand new boxes for moving, on the next pickup from their workplace. . And when I was telling the rider how slow business was, combined with the dirt poor pay rates, she took me on a trip to the grocery store. I will pay back, but she says I don't have to and she will not accept the payment.
And maybe not a tip, but another rider may be fixing me up with a cheaper, better, place to rent. Will save me $100-150 a month in rent. I will know tomorrow if I get the place.
or a robbery.
Don't listen to ULC, he s a cynic and speaks in third person.
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