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As an Uber/Lyft passenger, what was the strangest/funniest ride you have taken

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4082 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

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I have ridden Uber/Lyft quite a bit when I travel abroad or even around the US. There are bound to be good stories about funny or strange things happening on those rides. Thanks for your upvote.

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    fpressly
    OP 4082 Rider Driver
     1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    I was picked up local Uber by a chubby Black girl (Regina). With a blonde wig and frilly light green Summer skirt she was quite the showman. Sparkling eyes and plump full lips slathered with a rich red lipstick made her provocative. She was talkative and flirtatious. She laughed with a stifled giggle that captured the moment. We talked for about 20 minutes about her being a cheerleader in high school and now in college driving Uber to make a little extra money. Regina turned and with a slight tilt of her head, her life story came tumbling out. It was a tale of abuse and addictions. Families laid waste. A captivating tale. The angled tilt of her head revealed a startling piece of information about this nubile leader of cheers. Regina had an adam’s apple. Suddenly 250 pound cheerleaders with facial hair drew a hilarious picture that brought a loud spontaneous guffaw from me. I had to hide my face to stifle the laughter. Thanks for your upvote.

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    BillderBo
    7 Rider
     1 week ago  (edited 1 week ago)

    From LGA to Manhattan, I had more time than money, so I selected the shared ride on Lyft. The other rider was 8-1/2 months pregnant. I half-joked to her that I know nothing about delivering babies, just in case something happened. As we wound our way through Astoria, my fellow rider (who also had her own little rider) seemed very uncomfortable. Suddenly, on an obscure street corner, she told the driver, "I need to get out!" rather than complete her ride to Manhattan. The driver pulled over and the mommy-to-be laboriously climbed out of the car. We left her there to do...who-knows-what. My only regret is that I did not mention my name. If it was a boy, maybe she would name him after me ; ]

    ...thoughtful, helpful and sensitive person that I am.

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    amcbeth
    339 Rider Driver
     1 year ago  (edited 4 months ago)

    I posted this on Quora but I thought it might be interesting to all of you.

    I picked up an elderly lady from a prestigous University in Philadelphia. She was escorted to the car by a young Asian man.

    After we pulled out, I asked who the fellow was that helped her into the car?

    She said, "He is one of my students, one hand washes the other."

    I said, "oh, you are still teaching."

    She replied, " I am 86 years old and still teaching Sonny, How do you like those apples?"

    We continued talking for about 45 minutes. It turned out that she taught Computer Science at the University.

    She started programming on one of the first computers made by Univac. It was a coincidence that I had maintained the very same computer at that University. Then we started to talk about early pioneers in the field. Several of them we both knew or worked with.

    Although her body was that of a 86 year old woman, her mind was still very sharp.

    When we reached her retirement home, she gave me a $5....

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    I posted this on Quora but I thought it might be interesting to all of you.

    I picked up an elderly lady from a prestigous University in Philadelphia. She was escorted to the car by a young Asian man.

    After we pulled out, I asked who the fellow was that helped her into the car?

    She said, "He is one of my students, one hand washes the other."

    I said, "oh, you are still teaching."

    She replied, " I am 86 years old and still teaching Sonny, How do you like those apples?"

    We continued talking for about 45 minutes. It turned out that she taught Computer Science at the University.

    She started programming on one of the first computers made by Univac. It was a coincidence that I had maintained the very same computer at that University. Then we started to talk about early pioneers in the field. Several of them we both knew or worked with.

    Although her body was that of a 86 year old woman, her mind was still very sharp.

    When we reached her retirement home, she gave me a $5.00 tip.

    I said, "That's not necessary, I really enjoyed our conversation."

    She said, " I didn't ask you Sonny, I'm giving it."

    Over 3700 rides and that was my best one.

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      Larrywalt77
      2 Rider
       4 months ago

      "Our" conversation

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        amcbeth
        339 Rider Driver
         4 months ago

        Thanks Larry

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      SmittenKitten
      2002 Rider
       1 year ago

      She must be the coolest lady ever. 

      I had to look up Univac.

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        JessMin99
        147
         1 year ago

        Wat.  where's the monitor?  ...or is that a millenial question?

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          amcbeth
          339 Rider Driver
           4 months ago

          That is the console. The computer is not shown.

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    momof4
    8105 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    I had a strange ride last night. Picked up a 20 something male rider. We had a conversation about the gas station robbery the night before as he lives in same area. After that all went quiet except for radio.  About 2 miles of silence out of nowhere rider says " I like your shoes".   It's dark out, car is dark, rider sitting in back behind me and my shoes are plain black Walmart cheap black canvas sneakers that are all of 5.00. I am confused and not sure I heard him right (odd thing to say out of no where especially by 20 something male). I am not sure how to respond. I reply they are plain black cheap sneakers but thank you. I didn't have a clue what else to say. We ride another mile in silence. At this point I am still trying to figure out what's up. He then says I love shoes. I reply that's nice. I continue driving still confused where this is coming from and where it's going. I drive another 1/2 mile he asks " what size do you wear". Ok we are really at creepy now wth....

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    I had a strange ride last night. Picked up a 20 something male rider. We had a conversation about the gas station robbery the night before as he lives in same area. After that all went quiet except for radio.  About 2 miles of silence out of nowhere rider says " I like your shoes".   It's dark out, car is dark, rider sitting in back behind me and my shoes are plain black Walmart cheap black canvas sneakers that are all of 5.00. I am confused and not sure I heard him right (odd thing to say out of no where especially by 20 something male). I am not sure how to respond. I reply they are plain black cheap sneakers but thank you. I didn't have a clue what else to say. We ride another mile in silence. At this point I am still trying to figure out what's up. He then says I love shoes. I reply that's nice. I continue driving still confused where this is coming from and where it's going. I drive another 1/2 mile he asks " what size do you wear". Ok we are really at creepy now wth. I hesitantly reply an 8. Silence again. Now I am looking at trip on GPS to see how much further and plan where I can boot him out of my car. I don't have a damn clue where he is going with this but trust me the thoughts were running through my head. Two blocks before drop off he says " its really hot out there today how long have you been wearing your shoes today"? Beyond creepy now.  I roll through stop sign pull in lot. End trip and tell him to have a great night. Just happy I was at destination because who knows where this was going.lol. Chalk this one up to one creepy ride. 

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      Denver28
      47 Rider
       1 year ago

      Is this what they say about foot fetishes?

      ...though I guess this is shoes.  Is there a shoes fetish?  No, that's people who love and wear shoes, right?

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        momof4
        8105 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        I guess it's still considered a foot fetish. His had to be a foot fetish because 5.00 cheap black canvas Walmart sneakers are not something I would think someone who loves shoes would find very nice or exciting. Whatever it was I can only assume it was weird. Just happy ride was over. Wasn't answering his last question and really didn't know what he was going to ask next. 

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          DimSumUng
          126
           1 year ago

          Well, in that case, I hate to tell you but he had an ankle fetish.

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    momof4
    8105 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    UBER REQUEST RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME. Uber rider saved me from walking in on an armed robbery taking place last night. I was driving in Far Northeast Philadelphia last night right outside of Bensalem/Andalusia. On slow nights I sit at a Sunoco station in my neighborhood & talk to night shift guy. I pull in get out of my car smoke my cigarette grab my wallet head towards store and my phone was pinged for a ride. I wasnt going to accept at first as it was an express pool 10 minutes away but ended up accepting it. Went back to car hooked up my wires and off I went.  Returned to Sunoco an hour later. As I pull in police are there front of store roped off. I assumed they were robbed but concerned that night shift guy may have gotten shot. Approached officer asked if employees were ok he replied yes just shaken up. When night shift guy returned from police station I got a chance to speak with him. I was seen on camera headed towards store as guy pulled gun and told cashier he had ...

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    UBER REQUEST RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME. Uber rider saved me from walking in on an armed robbery taking place last night. I was driving in Far Northeast Philadelphia last night right outside of Bensalem/Andalusia. On slow nights I sit at a Sunoco station in my neighborhood & talk to night shift guy. I pull in get out of my car smoke my cigarette grab my wallet head towards store and my phone was pinged for a ride. I wasnt going to accept at first as it was an express pool 10 minutes away but ended up accepting it. Went back to car hooked up my wires and off I went.  Returned to Sunoco an hour later. As I pull in police are there front of store roped off. I assumed they were robbed but concerned that night shift guy may have gotten shot. Approached officer asked if employees were ok he replied yes just shaken up. When night shift guy returned from police station I got a chance to speak with him. I was seen on camera headed towards store as guy pulled gun and told cashier he had 3 seconds to give him $ or he would be shot. As I was sitting in my car getting ready to pickup rider gunmen walked by my car.  May rethink my choice of where I sit and wait for rides at night. Shout out to passenger who needed ride at right time. 

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    donbon
    85
     1 year ago

    I once got into a mardi gras car where the women gave us all beads, had karaoke ready, candy, and of course streamers and window clings. Very strange but also pretty awesome.