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I Ubered A Lota Weed : /

Discussion in 'Los Angeles & Orange County' started by UberLaLa, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    I drive in Los Angeles - DTLA, Hollywood, 90210, Santa Monica, Venice, etc... I have lived in L.A. since 1972, and have seen Down Town Los Angeles (DTLA) become a nice night spot over the past 10 years. With that comes many fares and rather classy riders. Occasionally I will get the sketchy rider, and this one night I did.

    For those of you that are unfamiliar with L.A., right in the middle of DTLA's Art District, Little Tokyo and various night spots, sits skid row. My Uber App took me to a small side street (dusk on a Wednesday night) the street was purely small businesses, zero apartments or housing. All the little store fronts were closed for the night, and not a soul in sight, not even a wandering homeless person.

    Looks like navigation has me a couple blocks off the correct pin-drop, I think. Just as I am calling the rider I notice in my rear view two gentlemen (30's) sauntering towards my car. One is dragging a rather large suitcase, the other has a good sized duffle bag. Me thinks, LAX here I come. - I like longer trips, even enjoy the ones to Malibu or Huntington Beach. Heck, if someone asked for a San Diego, Palm Springs or even Las Vegas trip; I would jump at it - I like to drive.

    As soon as I have my rear hatch open one guy has tossed a duffle bag right in the middle of everything, so I need to move it to the side in order to then grab the suitcase and place it on the other side. WHEW!!! The moment I lift the duffle bag the strongest smell of THC I have ever smelled (I have teenage boys, so trust me I have smelled a couple of empty wax jars etc.., unfortunately). My brain does not completely compute everything in that split second and I'm thinking, this guy needs a better stash canister, or maybe he is just a smoked out rider (had my share of those in L.A.) and I'm mistaking the smell of what is on him for THC.

    The two give a buddy-hug and one gets in the back, the other walks away. By the time I get back in my driver's seat the guy in the back has already rolled down his window. I swipe "Start Trip" and see that in fact he is not going to an airport (which is no surprise with how his duffle smells) but instead he is going to an address in Gardena (15-20 mile drive). Within a couple of blocks I realize he is pretty lit and has obviously been sampling whatever caused that strong THC stench wafting from the back. Which has now filled my car to an aroma stronger than if I were walking in a field of the maryjane itself - seriously.

    Merging onto the FastTrak it dawns on me...I wonder if this guy is hauling weed in that duffle? I know, DUH! I can be slow sometimes....LOL. I try not to judge riders - ascertain what they need and expect yes - but why they are going to the 35'er bar in Old Town Pasadena at 1 am, when they obviously have more than their fair share of alcohol in them already, is up to them. It's my task to get them there safely.

    Zipping along the FastTrack, with Future playing at mid to high-level from my Premium Spotify - set on Extreme Music (Uber Drivers should get Premium for free btw!) Rider sitting with his eyes closed, head back and smile on his face, enjoying every moment of the trip (probably counting profits in his head) - it dawns on me - remember I can be slow sometimes - I wonder if that 40 pound suitcase has weed in it, too? If it did (which I am pretty certain it did) the duffle was about 30 lbs, that would be 60-70 pounds of weed! All I can think is, if I get pulled over right now, Mr. Policeman will pull his weapon the moment I roll down my window and with raised voice command: GET THE F&% OUT OF THE CAR YOU DRUG DEALING MOTHA-%(*&^*R!

    In some small way I wanted to get pulled over...THC has caused my family much pain...teen boys, remember? But I just knew that would not end well, so I did the speed limit and watched my P's & Q's. Pulling up to the low-income housing apartment building I did what I always do...asked the rider if this was the correct destination; ended the trip; and got out to get his luggage from the back. Of course being very curious by now, I have a subtle and extra feel of the soft sided suitcase, and yep, there were what felt like bundled bricks of something inside it. Set it down, pull the handle up and rolled it next to him, then help him put the duffle on his shoulder. He says thanks, then points to the back seat - I have that one too, can you grab it for me, please?

    I never even saw that one go in the backseat directly behind me. While I was doing the suitcase into the back at pick up, his buddy must have tossed the third one in the backseat. It weighed the same amount as the other duffle bag (30 lbs) and felt identical - soft bricks inside it too. That would be about 100 pounds of weed! Strong smelling high THC weed. Street value around half a million dollars if Google search is correct.

    No, he did not tip, nor did he 'pinch me off some' for my great service - I've told a couple of riders this story, since. They always joke he should have tipped me in weed! lol He did say thank you and smiled as he meandered away with a duffle bag on each shoulder and suitcase dragging behind. I drove home early, since my car smelled so strongly of THC I could no longer pick up Riders. Sprayed a good amount of Febreze (Uber drivers should also get that stuff for free - we are just one big rolling advert!) and I left all four windows down in the garage - smelled like new the next morning.
     
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  2. Nothing like that THC smell in the morning. My only 2 star rating came from the passenger right after a strong THC client. Next stop, Wal Mart for Fabreeze!!!
     
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  3. ctuber

    ctuber

    Location:
    CT
    Driving:
    UberX
    I think u deserve the 6th star award! Uber on!
     
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  4. UberComic

    UberComic

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    That smell is why I don't pick up at dispensaries. It does linger.
     
  5. LA#1x3

    LA#1x3

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Sick story bro I enjoyed reading the post very much, altho I must say I was hoping they tipped u a hundi for ur illegal sacrifice cuz ur right if u had gotten pulled over all the guy in the back has to say is I don't know what the driver is talking about I never seen those suitcases and automatic the driver gets charged with trafficking. U get what I mean. AnywY I just wish u had gotten tipped that's the only thing that's sucks about the story
     
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  6. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    LOL! On another note...I had a guy that I drove two blocks from the Ralph's to his house with a couple boxes of wine and hard liquor. He gave me a twenty dollar tip and offered me a bottle of the wine. I don't drink, so I passed, but thanked him for his generous offer & Tip! : )
     
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  7. Thehulk

    Thehulk

    Location:
    New york
    I would've told him if that's Weed he's transporting... if he says yes I would've straight up told him you better have a hefty tip for me or at least a quarter pound of Weed for my trouble. He would've spent much more if you would've been pulled over by the cops (lawyers, bail, perhaps some hard time). If he would've tried to play me like I was stupid I would've kicked him out and call the cops myself...
     
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  8. LA#1x3

    LA#1x3

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Come on with that risk ur taking that stupid smoked out pax should already realized it. Imagin the driver is an ex cop or something and drives him straight to the police station now that would be a story
     
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  9. Thehulk

    Thehulk

    Location:
    New york
    You are 100% right.
     
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  10. Realityshark

    Realityshark

    Location:
    Area 51
    I would have demanded a tip. I would have called him out on the weed. Saying something like, "You've gotta give something to your mule, dude I could have just driven to the police station....or I could just drop a dime where I dropped you off. "

    His paranoia alone would have gotten you paid. Opportunities like that don't come everyday.
     
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  11. IUberULongTime

    IUberULongTime

    Location:
    Orange County
    Driving:
    UberX
    Its funny how you all think this bs story is true.
     
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  12. Thehulk

    Thehulk

    Location:
    New york
    I'll play dumb with the cop. I would've told him I'm an Uber driver my job is to transport the pax from point a to point b. And plus I thought he just smelled funny. Don't know the smell of Marijuana. Never came across it to know. Hopefully that would stick...

    Lmao
     
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  13. DexNex

    DexNex

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    couldn't find what the weed smell in my car was coming from the other night... found a full blunt tucked into the seat this morning.
     
  14. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Doesn't matter. Felony accessory transport. You don't even have to know what was in the bag to get in trouble for the contents.
    Possession is 9/10 of the law.
    Bull**** story or not, it's a classic rookie mistake.
    DON'T transport dope, or Bubba might widen your backside over the next decade.
     
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  15. I didn't like the ending, can you rewrite it : ))
     
  16. Thehulk

    Thehulk

    Location:
    New york
    Puff Puff pass...
     
  17. LA#1x3

    LA#1x3

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Do u think that story is actually made up I hope not cuz he really got me going. Plus how lame and lonely do u have to be to sit there think of a story then type in in this forum. I mean come on men really, I hope his not lieng.
    HE CAN PROVE IT by UPLOADING the ACTUAL TRIP from his LOG
     
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  18. uber pro

    uber pro

    Location:
    los angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    True or not
    Still funny and somethimg to think about
     
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  19. And true or not...you wonder if your gonna get a tip for opening doors, loading luggage, etc. when you should charge more...spit out a price and get payment. Make it worth your while
     
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  20. Thehulk

    Thehulk

    Location:
    New york
    I agree.... there would be no reason to make up a story for forum sake... I would rather watch Uber porno...
     
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