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Why I like foreigners.

DB2448

Active Member
Because they are super nice. Out of all the trips I've done, I've discovered that I enjoy foreign people the most. At least the ones who understand English.

My first ever Pax was Australian. Very talkative couple (he was with his girlfriend) and it was a great way to begin Ubering. Not to mention a $3 tip for a $3 trip after Uber fees.


Today I had someone (I think she was from Asia or somewhere like that) and right as I picked her up, I knew she was someone that would be talkative. We laughed and talked about how bad a person's driving in front of us was, and she joked how afraid she was to cross the street so she just decided to Uber. She didn't even mind that I had to go down a little ways to make a Uturn. That said, I prefer foreign people. They just seem more friendly and grateful.
 

Kruhn

Active Member
Because they are super nice. Out of all the trips I've done, I've discovered that I enjoy foreign people the most. At least the ones who understand English.

My first ever Pax was Australian. Very talkative couple (he was with his girlfriend) and it was a great way to begin Ubering. Not to mention a $3 tip for a $3 trip after Uber fees.


Today I had someone (I think she was from Asia or somewhere like that) and right as I picked her up, I knew she was someone that would be talkative. We laughed and talked about how bad a person's driving in front of us was, and she joked how afraid she was to cross the street so she just decided to Uber. She didn't even mind that I had to go down a little ways to make a Uturn. That said, I prefer foreign people. They just seem more friendly and grateful.
I had a couple of Canadians and we spent the whole trip making historical jokes. He even gave me a $5 tip. Best ride ever.

I speak 3 languages so I get surprised passengers when I reply back in their native language
 

TomInVegas

Active Member
On that note, you can flatter any PAX with a confusing foreign name if you pause at a red light while enroute to P/U to get them and Google their name and origin and meaning.

It might comeback for example and say what a certain female Pakistani name is. Imagine if you say, " sorry for asking but isn't your name the Urdu for "sunshine"? You don't need to know more than that. In 99.5% of cases it will be accepted with amazement very happily by pax and predispose them to be fond of you= maybe a tip.

They are amazed because 95% of Anericans are insular to the world and you'll be the one to do this and one they will never forget. Just feel out the situation.

For years I have done this and it always elicits warmth and a smile.
 
Tourists are usually nicer than the locals. Of course they are on vacation and generally in good spirits.
Yes, they are.
But not only people on vacation, people on business trip are nice too.

There is some logic behind that - those cheap drunks don´t have much money to travel, people with good jobs can afford it and mostly they are not hillbilly type.
 

UberJag

Active Member
I find it the complete opposite in Silicon Valley. The only exception was during the Super Bowl! They were all happy to be here! That was probably one of the best weeks ever I've had as a driver.
 
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