and it’s drivers written from the backseat of an #UberFail:
So I am attempting to be more positive and less hasty to complain about my #FirstWorldProblems. So instead of jumping down Uber’s throat for the RARE bad rides that I have, (don’t get me wrong, I still tweeted, that is my scream room so yeah I can’t be all sunshine and sparkles all the time) I thought I should take this time to instead reflect on the many great trips that I’ve had with Uber and what made them so great.
Thank you for your QUIET service. I’m not trying to be a b*tch but my time in the back of your car is mine so thank you to those drivers who do not hijack it with chatter and personal stories.
Thank you for saying hello, how are you and usually leaving it at that. I love exchanging basic pleasantries but gauge your rider. Sometimes I do want to have a nice chat about what’s going on in DC or the world but usually I’d rather have that chat with my friends cause I DON’T KNOW YOU. So nothing personal but I really don’t want to hear a bunch of random stories unless we are exchanging them. If you are getting one word answers please take the social cues and let me enjoy the music and scenery of our beautiful city.
Thank you to the women but especially to the men who do not ask personal questions. There is no need for you to know if where you picked me up is my home, my friend’s place, my man’s place or my momma’s house. I DON’T KNOW YOU. So you don’t need to know where I live!! It’s creepy, don’t be creepy. Creepy is way worse than annoying. Annoying I can tolerate, creepy doesn’t fly.
Thank you to the many drivers who never asked me about my relationship status cause again, YOU DONT KNOW ME!! Unless we are both flirting (and y’all need to learn the difference cause me giving curt one word responses while I am trapped – which is how I start to feel when you ask personal questions randomly – in the car with you is NOT flirting).
Thank you to the many Uber drivers that got me to my location quickly and safely.
Thank you to my many Uber drivers that got me home in a clean car with mints and water waiting. The mints and water are not expected or required but always appreciated.
Thank you to my many Uber drivers who succeeding in giving me quality door to door service that I have come to rely on in this hustle and bustle city.
Thank you to the many Uber drivers who have let us stumble into your car when we’ve had a crazy Girl’s night out and gotten us safely back to our homes without complaint even though there were one too many of us for the car we ordered or we are singing in the backseat or shaking the whole car at the red light with our dancing. (Bigger thanks to the Uber drivers that turned up the music and/or danced with us, you guys are the coolest).
*Mentally insert video of us dancing in backseat of Uber to Taylor Swift* – yall know what I’m talking about!!
Thank you to my Uber drivers for finding me, even when the pin drop isn’t perfect or when I used to living in NE and my apartment building never showed up right on the map.
Thank you to Uber for never stopping to ask where I am going before letting me into the car which is why if I can help it I will never go back to using cabs.
I could go on but I think you get that I love Uber and even when our relationship isn’t perfect, they will always have a place in my heart and my cell phone so thanks Uber for being in DC and making all our lives just a little bit easier.
*Pictures taken from Uber’s Press kit, No compensation was provided for this post.*