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Would you 1* her, or 5* him?

rkozy

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I'm sitting at a park, waiting for my next ping. Ping comes in for "David" who is 1.9 miles away. I gladly accept.

Before I can even get out of the park, a female calls me, asking what color is my car and what kind of car is it. Somebody doesn't know how to use their app. They have to call me for information that is right on their screen. She also tells me I have to pick her up in the parking lot, not on the street. Fine. I head over the river to pick up "David" with the female voice.

I arrive in a parking lot for which the way in is also the only way out. There's the woman who called, and a guy, who I presume is David. They both get in. I head out of the parking lot (through the only exit available) and she starts screaming I'm going the wrong way. I told her this is the only way out of the lot, and I'm on the proper street. She then says, "Oh, I thought you were going up Brady Street. I guess you are right."

David says, "Are you going to take Centennial Bridge?" I said, "Yes. There's a barge locking through right now on the Arsenal Bridge." The woman chimes in, "NO! NO! Take the Arsenal Bridge. It's quicker!"

I say, "Not if there's a barge locking through." She keeps insisting I take the Arsenal Bridge. David gives in and says, "Take the Arsenal Bridge." So I head over that way, and sure enough, a barge is still locking through. The bridge is closed like I told her it would be. She says, "I guess you were right."

We now have to turn back one mile and take the Centennial Bridge which I originally suggested. She then starts complaining about the potholes on Second Street and accuses me of intentionally hitting them to make her ride rougher. I tell her, "I don't intentionally hit potholes. They ruin my suspension. Unfortunately, 2nd Street is nothing but potholes, so there's no option to avoid them."

She then starts complaining about Donald Trump and how he should be locked up. She is clearly not David, because he has kept his cool the whole time. It's his name on the Uber account, but she was an insufferable 1* pax. Do I give one-star because of her mouth, or I do I give 5* out of pity because David is forced to live with this wench?
 
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rkozy

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I would've ended the ride in the parking lot to be honest..... or offer to take David and leave his fiesty companion behind.
I'm guessing David wouldn't have agreed to that. And, I'm guessing they would have contacted customer service, accusing me of racism.
 

Lissetti

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David is a grown ass man. Don't pity him because he chose to date a woman he met while she was stealing packages off the neighbor's porch.

Not only would David would have earned a 1 star, both he and his pet would have been dropped off at the nearest bus stop. That's the only kindness I would have shown them, because I could have dropped them off at the local police station. The "pet" sounds a little paranoid. Perhaps she be a little nervous around a bunch of police officers.
 

rkozy

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In that case the EJECT button would've been utilized.
This woman absolutely fits the profile of someone who will scream "racism" to get a free ride, and to get revenge on anyone who attempted to quiet her b!tchy mouth. Uber constantly puts us in this position: Do you want to keep driving for us? Then you must put up with insufferable pax who will use our biased ratings system to blackmail you.

Ultimately, I felt David should not pay for the sins of his controlling wife/partner. He's probably paying all the bills in that relationship. He has to deal with her 24/7. I had to deal with her for ten minutes.
 

losiglow

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Sounds like the last time I had to cross railroad tracks vs. taking a bridge over the tracks a half mile down the road. The pax insisted I take the route with the tracks instead of the bridge. I told her the 10pm train was coming through - and that sucker is like a half mile long and goes maybe 10mph. We'd probably have to wait at least 15 minutes. Sure enough...train. I wanted to tell the lady that this isn't my first rodeo but thought that might not go over so well. Needless to say, she said we could go back and take the bridge.....
 

rkozy

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Sure enough...train. I wanted to tell the lady that this isn't my first rodeo but thought that might not go over so well. Needless to say, she said we could go back and take the bridge.....
So many of these pax think they know more than their Uber driver. I get at least one "know-it-all" per day, who has to tell me why I'm not going the right way. It's annoying.

I should climb aboard a Lufthansa Boeing 777 sometime, go up to the cockpit, and ask the pilot why his flight computer is programmed to take the ALB VorTac because that seems to be the long way to Frankfurt.

These @@@@ing passengers need to have their asses kicked. But, we can't do that because of... ya know...community guidelines.
 

Chorch

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So many of these pax think they know more than their Uber driver. I get at least one "know-it-all" per day, who has to tell me why I'm not going the right way. It's annoying.

I should climb aboard a Lufthansa Boeing 777 sometime, go up to the cockpit, and ask the pilot why his flight computer is programmed to take the ALB VorTac because that seems to be the long way to Frankfurt.

These @@@@ing passengers need to have their asses kicked. But, we can't do that because of... ya know...community guidelines.
I get those passengers too. They are so annoying. And even worse are the ones that tell you how to go turn by turn, and they are doing the exact same thing as uber’s gps. I’m like “really? I have a gps @@@@@!”
 

rkozy

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I get those passengers too. They are so annoying. And even worse are the ones that tell you how to go turn by turn, and they are doing the exact same thing as uber’s gps. I’m like “really? I have a gps @@@@@!”
I had some Chinese guy in my back seat who turned on his Google Navigation app after getting in, and was checking my turn-by-turn against his phone. He forgot to turn the volume down on his speaker, and the voice nav started talking a few minutes into the trip. He quickly and awkwardly tried to turn the volume down, hoping I wouldn't notice what he was doing.

It's a good thing I don't own firearms. I'd be tempted to do questionable things if I did.
 

O-Side Uber

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I'm sitting at a park, waiting for my next ping. Ping comes in for "David" who is 1.9 miles away. I gladly accept.

Before I can even get out of the park, a female calls me, asking what color is my car and what kind of car is it. Somebody doesn't know how to use their app. They have to call me for information that is right on their screen. She also tells me I have to pick her up in the parking lot, not on the street. Fine. I head over the river to pick up "David" with the female voice.

I arrive in a parking lot for which the way in is also the only way out. There's the woman who called, and a guy, who I presume is David. They both get in. I head out of the parking lot (through the only exit available) and she starts screaming I'm going the wrong way. I told her this is the only way out of the lot, and I'm on the proper street. She then says, "Oh, I thought you were going up Brady Street. I guess you are right."

David says, "Are you going to take Centennial Bridge?" I said, "Yes. There's a barge locking through right now on the Arsenal Bridge." The woman chimes in, "NO! NO! Take the Arsenal Bridge. It's quicker!"

I say, "Not if there's a barge locking through." She keeps insisting I take the Arsenal Bridge. David gives in and says, "Take the Arsenal Bridge." So I head over that way, and sure enough, a barge is still locking through. The bridge is closed like I told her it would be. She says, "I guess you were right."

We now have to turn back one mile and take the Centennial Bridge which I originally suggested. She then starts complaining about the potholes on Second Street and accuses me of intentionally hitting them to make her ride rougher. I tell her, "I don't intentionally hit potholes. They ruin my suspension. Unfortunately, 2nd Street is nothing but potholes, so there's no option to avoid them."

She then starts complaining about Donald Trump and how he should be locked up. She is clearly not David, because he has kept his cool the whole time. It's his name on the Uber account, but she was an insufferable 1* pax. Do I give one-star because of her mouth, or I do I give 5* out of pity because David is forced to live with this wench?
1* with the word “rude” in the notes 📝
 
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