I was a block and a half away from a spot that was hitting %200 fares. So I stopped and started reading because who cares? Driving around aimlessly anyway. Might as well see if I hit something there. Then I get a pickup 3 interstate exits away. The spot was about 300 feet from an … Continue reading Mind the Pin
I arrive at a location, questioning if it's correct. Lights are off in every building in sight. Not a soul is around, save for a snake that weaved itself through a fence and was ascending it. I looked at the name of the destination again and figured out I was in fact in front of … Continue reading The Helper
So, since Uber doesn't know what they're doing in the column of tips, I've been giving Lyft a shot. Why do I say this about Uber? Passengers regularly ask me about how to tip. I inform them it's supposed to be a tip-free service. Some passengers ask if the tip is built in. I tell … Continue reading Missed Connections
Nice try, GPS. The path suggested goes down a street running parallel between the highway and a housing development. The only thing on each side of that street is a high stone wall. So I analyzed the map and went through the housing development to the location. Since the pin was dropped in a strange … Continue reading Squawk, Squawk
A pickup pin was placed somewhere nobody was. Right on side of a street where nothing was but a tree and a brick wall that went on for a full block in either direction. I finally wandered around and found myself in a little parking lot between two really run down looking buildings. One side … Continue reading Two, then One
A pick-up at a bar, lets do this. I pull up and three guys get in. At first they talk to each other the first few minutes solid as I approach the destination punched into Uber. "Ok dude, I'm getting dropped off first since I'm paying for it, then him, then him," whatever guy it … Continue reading Three, Two, One
On my way to a pickup, the passenger is texting near gibberish. I figure I'm close, so I'll at least get there and assess the situation visually. She calls me and asks if I'm on my way, and I say of course. She asks me how long and I say a couple blocks away. She … Continue reading Drunk and Hot
Cops. An "argument." A passenger that doesn't know english and is barely clinging to reality.