Last Updated on: May 28th, 2016
Do you drive for Lyft, Uber, Sidecar or all three? Do you find yourself frustrated when a passenger treats you any less than a human being?
What about when they treat your car like garbage? Loud, whiney passengers, anyone? You must know the kinds we dislike. Yes, in this case we will pigeonhole them into 11 different types. Encountering anyone of them is pure misery. Yet, you can only shrug, take it in stride and hope you can avoid them along the way.
11. The Snob.
You’re a measley, lowly driver for hire. I’m so above you. I don’t really “see you,” I see a chauffeur. Just drive.
10. The car door slammer.
What did our car ever do to you?! Please don’t get out of the car like we just had a huge argument. Go easy with the doors, do you mind? If your intention is merely to annoy us, then you’ve succeeded! Stop it. That’s not nice.
9. Oh, I’m so edgy, I didn’t take my anxiety meds today.
What are you doing? Why aren’t both your hands on the steering wheel? Why are you reaching for the volume button? Do you have to use GPS and look at your phone that is securely attached on your dashboard to drive? How’s your driving at night time? How long have you been driving? Ever been in accidents? How about near misses? How many pedestrians have you ran over? Why are we moving so fast? I’m driving 60 miles per hour– on the highway (at a speed required by law). Uh, why do you do this inhale, exhale thing? It’s called breathing. No, you can’t breathe while driving. I give up.
8. Uhm, I need to eat this greasy hamburger and fries, plus drink this soda while you drive me.
7. I’ll be there in a minute.
2, 3, 4 minutes passed… Hang on, I’m so there. Why are you wasting my time?
6. Dude I’m so drunk, I forgot where I live.
Uh, duh, I think I just peed in my pants. Do you have a bag? Blech… blarg… oops too late. I just puked on your carpet.
5. I like giving orders to people all day
I am going to direct you where were going. No, I did not enter a destination on the app. No, I’m not going to tell you where we’re going. Turn off the GPS. Just follow my directions. Okay…
4. Riders who cancel 2-3 minutes after requesting the ride are jerks.
3. Riders who stink!
Cheap perfumes reeking out of you is asphyxiating. Try showering instead. A change of clothing everyday would help too. What to do with a chain smoker who breathes out toxic fumes inside the car?!
2. Riders who don’t tip and riders who don’t give a 5-star rating.
Especially for rides under $10. C’mon, We drive 4 miles to pick you and your ride is less than a mile. If we’re not on the road, who would pick up your lazy bum to drive you four blocks?! Or at the extreme end of that, when we drive you 20 miles out in the boonies knowing full well there’s no chance we can pick someone up along the way going back to the center of town… Think about our gas mileage, then the company takes a cut – do the short math. Be considerate.
If we kept you safe, if you had a comfortable and uneventful ride– that is a 5-star. (Until Lyft and Uber fix their unfair rating system. We have suggestions.)
1. Riders with superhero complex and believe they are invincible.
Wear a seatbelt, it’s the law! Perhaps these videos will make you wear one.