The world is moving fast, and our lives are moving even faster!
And in this fast-changing world, sometimes all we want to do is share a few stories and a few of our problems with strangers. This really does take a huge load off of your chest. Trust us.
If you think about it, cab drivers are probably the people that we see most often. We tend to take a lot of cab rides to and from work and generally spend a lot of time in those metal boxes. So, it's only natural that we so spill a few secrets here and there.
If you thought that driving a cab is a mundane and boring job, you are in for a massive surprise! Cab drivers usually have the coolest and strangest stories ever.
We trawled Reddit to bring you some of the craziest things to have ever happened to Uber drivers...Read on for some truly insane stories.
1. Business Meeting?
I picked up this young overly affectionate couple that spent the entire trip making out in my backseat and telling each other that they loved each other. So I drop off the couple and head on my way to pick up my text fare. I hear a cell phone ring in my backseat, realize it's my previous ride's, and pick up the phone to let them know I have it and I'll come back to drop it off. Turns out it was the guy’s wife phoning to check in on him while he was on a business trip, which he was thoroughly enjoying with his mistress.
2. The Secret.
I picked up these two girls, let’s say Ashley and Emily, who were each other's best friends going out to celebrate Emily's birthday. They were supposed to be going out downtown, but once they were both in the car Emily said was not in the mood and wanted to go back home. Ashley was pissed because she was trying to do something nice for her best friend etc. and the two were in a screaming match in my car. I ended up dropping off Ashley first and on the way home Emily explained to me that she didn't want to go out because she is pregnant and Ashley doesn't know.
3. Purple dinosaur onesie?
It wasn't so much weird as it was random but my first night driving for Uber, I picked up a dude at 2:30 AM that was finishing up a pub crawl. The dude was dressed in a purple dinosaur onesie and was hammered. He got in and started telling me his entire life story and how he came out to his parents and moved across the country the next day.
4. The love triangle!
One time I was driving a dude for a bit of a long trip. Was going to take around 25-30 minutes. He wasn't hammered, but definitely a bit drunk. He confided in me and asked me for some advice. He told me he's madly in love with his fiancé's best friend and he couldn't back out now. He'd been with this girl 4 years, and engaged for 1, ready to be married in a few months. It was pretty sad to hear.
5. They see me rolling!
Took this 19-year-old kids and what I assumed was his gf back to her house on pride weekend. They made out the whole ride. When I dropped them off, only she got out. He said "Take me to Castro and 18th." I said "Really?" and he said "Yeah, I only make out with girls when I'm rolling.
6. Creepy AF!
One night... it was pretty tame until I picked up two guys who wanted to go to a strip club 40 miles away. As soon as we got on the freeway the guy in the passenger seat started asking about Uber driving and things got dark. After a few minutes he started saying shit like "what would you do if someone just grabbed the steering wheel and ran the car into the median" and "have you ever thought about what would happen if someone in the back seat tried to strangle you while you were driving?" I got a little freaked out and tried to lighten the mood by asking what they were celebrating, etc., but the one guy just kept at it. I was happy to get to the strip club and get them the hell out of the car. Bonus was the bouncer at the club gave me $40 for dropping them off there. I never drove Uber again. Fuck that.
7. Them feels.
Picked up a divorced father whose buddy paid for his Uber ride to the bar. Why? Because he was supposed to see his kid that evening for an overnight but the wife had the authority to dictate the terms of him seeing his own child no matter what and she wasn't feeling it. That was a tough one because I was so powerless to help.
8. Big time idiots!
Picked up a girl to take her straight from work to the hospital to see her dad. Her mom had called her work to make her end her shift early because it was serious. Her dad had cancer. I dropped her off and was like "God, I hate this job because I'll never know how her night ended." wrong. Next night, I'm taking people home from bars and her two guy friends took her out to get wasted cause her dad had died. They were being drunk idiots, so when I took them to get pizza, she came outside and we talked about it a little. That was probably the one ride where I felt I had a positive impact on someone's life beyond getting them home safely.
9. Survival of the fittest!
Picked up a girl mid Saturday. She was a bit upset and a little teary and opened up to me. Turned out a business she had started was failing and she was in debt and had turned to stripping on the side to cover the bills. She said the pay was good but she kept getting really sick from all the booze she felt obliged to drink (part of her job was making guys spend money at the bar). She hated it and felt trapped and kept asking me what I would do in her situation (I'm a guy, so kind of hard for me to answer). Tried to give her the best advice I could think of like getting the tax office to withhold tax for a while, but couldn’t help really. Only thing I could do was end the trip early.
I was driving a couple of drunk friends and the one guy was lamenting being in his dorm with this girl he thinks really wants him but he doesn't know how to approach it. He says her smile and everything drives him crazy. He really wants to have sex with her. He looks for confirmation in the green light by sharing his story. His best friend says, "It's not that simple, you see. It's his cousin. He wants to fuck his cousin and it's going to be bad."