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Discussion in 'Complaints' started by upyouruber, Apr 16, 2018.

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  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Yes, but they still insist on the front seat!

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. upyouruber

    upyouruber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Korea
    that super-obese paxs always want to cram themselves in the front seat? Seriously, I drive a Prius and I always politely suggest that they would be more comfortable in the back seat as it quite roomy back there! But nooooooo, lemme cram my fat caboose right here where ergonomicaly, I will have less space and sacrifice all comfort for the duration of this ride! Yup, makes complete senseo_O
     
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  2. Ribak

    Ribak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    A front seat moved completely back allows for more leg room. Also, it allows for “safe space” as there is a small barrier between them and the driver. The windshield adds to the illusion of extra space. The backseat may be claustrophobic for some. While there is more width to spread the load in the back, this is an unfortunate reminder of the obesity. Bottom line, we are spending more on gas and there is more wear and tear on the car. Thus, the passenger you noted should be required to pay a higher fare.
     
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  3. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monterey Bay
    Fat people are people too!
     
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  4. upyouruber

    upyouruber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Korea
    Ok, well politicaly incorrect bastards are people too, ya know!

    Yah, almost did one of those sideways two-wheelers right 'outta the movies due to a "hefty" pax.
     
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  5. Ribak

    Ribak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    LOL!!!!
     
  6. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    In most cars you typically have a little more room to maneuver getting in. Also, I had one who gained extra space leaning the front seat all the way back. It was a mountain of jello staring me in the face, 2 more in the back (one heavy), had to be 1100 or 1200 pounds not including me but it was a nice select ride on highways so I kept my mouth shut and did the haul.
     
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  7. Ribak

    Ribak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    You needed a pilot car in front with flashing light with an indicator of “wide load”
     
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  8. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Yeah, I was easily 400 lbs over the capacity of my car but it is clear that I've lowered my standards over the years for what I will do for a $50 ride ;)
     
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  9. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    I always drive away and cancel if an obese person approaches my car. The disproportionate wear and tear on my car cancels any benefit from taking the trip.
     
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  10. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monterey Bay
    I'm going to San Diego this summer. But I guess I now have zero chances of meeting you.
     
  11. Ribak

    Ribak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    I have seen you picture, you did not appear obese to me. Maybe slightly hefty...but certainly not obese. If you are ever in Seattle, I would be honored to meet your transportation needs.
     
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  12. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    San Diego? I’m in Lisbon. PM me and let me know when you’ll be here.
     
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  13. Ribak

    Ribak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Really?? I was under the impression you were a straight male.
     
  14. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monterey Bay
    Ribak, I would look you up for sure!

    Seattle is on the list.

    HAHA, what a coincidence, I'm planning on visiting the beautiful city.
    I guess I get to meet 2 of my favorite drivers there!

    As was I.
    But whatever, lets just see what happens.
     
  15. DocT

    DocT Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Los Angeles (South Bay)
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    No stops in LA? :(
     
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  16. Cableguynoe

    Cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monterey Bay
    Anaheim. That's pretty much L.A. to anyone north of Cal Poly.
     
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  17. Uber Crack

    Uber Crack Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    I think people assume there's more room in front. Most people don't know that our Prius's have awesome room in the back :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  18. upyouruber

    upyouruber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Korea
    Yep, and they still dont even after I inform them!
     
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  19. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    I’ve taken two women and two men with all their luggage to the airport several times in my Prius.
     
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  20. AllGold

    AllGold Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    There is a little more head room for getting in and out of the front seat of a Prius. But yeah, there is plenty of room in the back when you move the front passenger seat forward.

    Even if it's just one person? Four 200+ pounders weigh more than one obese person--unless they're so fat they couldn't get out of their house anyway.
     
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