Driving around for Uber and now Lyft, I’ve come across some pretty interesting stories to tell. Some have made me smile and laugh. Some have made me angry. My 3 years as a rideshare driver have been a roller coaster of amazing, frustrating and super hilarious adventures.
I’ve shared these stories with other passengers and now I’m sharing them with you. Enjoy!
Man requests Uber X from Del Taco and then does this
It was around 3 in the morning. I’m working for Uber at the time and get an Uber X request to pick someone up in front of Del Taco on Tropicana and Maryland (in Las Vegas, NV).
The pickup location was over 10 minutes away so I called the passenger to make sure he wouldn’t mind waiting. He said he was fine. That he was in front of Del Taco and that he’d see me when I got there.
When I arrived, this middle aged man with dark, well worn clothes and long, black, messy hair gets in. I say hello, start the ride and ask the gentleman where he’d like to go because he hadn’t set his destination yet.
My passenger says, “I want to go through drive-thru (at Del Taco).” So, we go through the drive-thru, he orders his food, a couple of burritos I think, and once we’re done, I ask the man where he would like to go now.
The man says, “you can let me out right here. I just wanted to go through the drive-thru.” LOL. It was 3 am, inside the restaurant was closed and my passenger was hungry.
Can’t be mad at that!
P.S. – I actually thought about ordering several Uber X’s and/or Lyfts and putting them through the exact same scenario, this time on camera though.
We shall see…