Would you 1* her, or 5* him?

rkozy

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This. But sometimes it's hard when it's slow out and you need money.

Got another 1* yesterday because I insisted on a toddler having a booster seat. Should have cancelled - but $13 > $3.75.
You do know that the ticket for an improperly restrained toddler is > $13.
 

VanGuy

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David wasn't rude at all. He was actually what made the ride tolerable.

I didn't feel right about one-starring a guy who is doing our local dating scene a massive favor by taking this one off the market.
I had a Great Uncle call all my Uncles but the Groom to come over after the wedding. He told them all to go give him $5. When they asked why, he said, "It could have been any of you." :smiles:
 

KK2929

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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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First, if she was actually screaming, I would clarify what is allowed in my car and screaming is not one of them. Second, I will usually change a route if requested but if it becomes a problem, I state that I am familiar with this area and we will go my way. Third, inform her that David is paying for the ride and I will take directions ONLY from him. I then turn up the radio and ignore everything she says. But I am female. We are known for being bxxxxx when necessary.
David gets a 4 star . Yes, I feel sorry for David but he chose and continues to stay with her. Maybe the sex is EXCEPTIONAL !!!!!
 

rkozy

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Which is why I insisted on the booster before we started. 1* for service and conversation.
So, they had a booster seat...but didn't want to use it at first? Or, did you take the ride without a booster seat for a toddler that needed one?

Either way, I would have cancelled. Pax's attitudes are one thing, but if they're willing to put their children's lives at risk...that's criminal negligence.
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Maybe the sex is EXCEPTIONAL !!!!!
If you saw this woman, you wouldn't be offering that up as a plausible explanation.
 

Benjamin M

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So, they had a booster seat...but didn't want to use it at first? Or, did you take the ride without a booster seat for a toddler that needed one?

Either way, I would have cancelled. Pax's attitudes are one thing, but if they're willing to put their children's lives at risk...that's criminal negligence.
Indian family. There was a language barrier. Finally the wife understood and got a booster. The husband seemed annoyed. But, again, the fare was more than $3.75.

Ratings vs money some days. Sucks that pax are like that.
 

Manecut1

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The answer is so simple and right in front of your nose. 3 star and you never have to see David and any of his friends again.
 

rkozy

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Indian family. There was a language barrier. Finally the wife understood and got a booster. The husband seemed annoyed. But, again, the fare was more than $3.75.

Ratings vs money some days. Sucks that pax are like that.
Sounds like to me you wasted a bunch of time with these folks, and then gave them the opportunity to nail your ass for being nice.

Personally, I'd take the cancel fee and run. Your next fare might have been $13, a nice tip, and a five-star rating from the pax. You certainly couldn't have done much worse.

But, I'm not in your market. Thank God for that.
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The answer is so simple and right in front of your nose. 3 star and you never have to see David and any of his friends again.
I'd be cool with David again. No problem with him at all. If I get David again and I see the wench standing next to him, it'll be an instant cancel.
 

Benjamin M

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But, I'm not in your market. Thank God for that.
Shot at me there, chief? ?

Desperate times call for desperate measures, unfortunately.

It's a college city, school will be back in session soon - thank goodness.
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By the way, why didn't you cancel these jokers from the start? Giving me advice? I would have cancelled on them. I gave a pass to a family going to see a movie.
 

SFOspeedracer

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3 star,

I also usually do only 1* and 5*,

David should of been a man and reminded his lady that you are providing a service, and to not be rude, he did not take control of the situation. I understand he was cool and probably may of even been just embarrassed on the inside .. but still

I probably would of wrote in a report though that David had a very distracting dog, who barked and impacted your driving. I am sure overseas support would of shared that in an email the same way, since they can’t blantantly say to the rider, “You were reported because your spouse was an @@@@@@@”

I am sure once David would of received the barking and distracting pet email, he would of understood the memo.
 

rkozy

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By the way, why didn't you cancel these jokers from the start? Giving me advice? I would have cancelled on them. I gave a pass to a family going to see a movie.
Picking up David and his wife (or whatever) didn't involve convincing them to not break the law. And, David was cool the whole time. His wife (or whatever) was the fly in the ointment.
 

Coachman

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If you gave David 5-stars, I presume you thought he was going to 5-star you.

I never 5-star someone who I think is going to downrate me.
 

SuzeCB

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David wasn't rude at all. He was actually what made the ride tolerable.

I didn't feel right about one-starring a guy who is doing our local dating scene a massive favor by taking this one off the market.
I read post after post on this forum fro. Drivers complaining that a perfectly-behaved dog shed on their carpet so they 1* the disabled pax that NEEDS the dog (neither of whom did anything WRONG), but everyone hems and jaws over 1*ing a pax that brings an obnoxiously rude PERSON with them, when both of these people should know how to act?!

1* David and drop him a letter to remember to grab his sack and make sure it's packed when he wises up and says his final "good-bye" to the [email protected]@@@.
 

25rides7daysaweek

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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?
Give him a 2* so he has one
and you dont get him again..
 

rkozy

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If you gave David 5-stars, I presume you thought he was going to 5-star you.

I never 5-star someone who I think is going to downrate me.
I gave David 5* because HE was a decent pax who I would take again. His booty call/partner/wife is a different story. I don't pre-emptively retaliate against pax I suspect are going to 1* me after a ride.

FYI, David either didn't rate or he gave me 5*. My rating is unchanged since last night.

This, once again, underscores how useless the ratings system is for everyone involved. Many here would have retaliated against David even though he was respectful and pleasant to deal with the entire trip. And, if David sensed that I one-starred him, he would likely follow suit and 1* me...even though neither one of us had a problem with the other.

It's a stupid game that has nothing to do with the quality of the driver, or the quality of the pax.
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Give him a 2* so he has one
and you dont get him again..
He was much better than a 2* pax, and I would be happy to take him again sans Miss Thang.
 
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goneubering

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I gave David 5* because HE was a decent pax who I would take again. His booty call/partner/wife is a different story. I don't pre-emptively retaliate against pax I suspect are going to 1* me after a ride.

FYI, David either didn't rate or he gave me 5*. My rating is unchanged since last night.

This, once again, underscores how useless the ratings system is for everyone involved. Many here would have retaliated against David even though he was respectful and pleasant to deal with the entire trip. And, if David sensed that I one-starred him, he would likely follow suit and 1* me...even though neither one of us had a problem with the other.

It's a stupid game that has nothing to do with the quality of the driver, or the quality of the pax.
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He was much better than a 2* pax, and I would be happy to take him again sans Miss Thang.
One star. I rate the complete ride not just the account holder.
 

Coachman

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I don't pre-emptively retaliate against pax I suspect are going to 1* me after a ride.
Really? You can do a ride, and at the end think "this a$$hole's going to 1-star me," and still give him a 5-star? You're awesome!
 
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