Do Uber (and taxi) drivers really pee in bottles?
The Guru Take
First rule is to not talk about it
I knew the day would come when someone asks this question. This is a question that has plagued for many years way before Uber drivers. Think taxi driver on long shifts, particularly those who drive the cities like Manhattan. (less places to stop)
This is one of those things that not many people think about it. This is one of those things you may think about it once in a while, but decide to stop thinking about it. Amongst drivers, it's also something they try to not talk about.
So, the answer? Yeah, it's a thing.
Despite the fact that it doesn't seem sanitary (and gross to think it's in the cabin with you), it does make sense and comes with one great advantage for the drivers, i.e. maximizing the time they are making money. Less stopping, more money. (This used to be more true with taxi drivers who often leased their cars by the hour.)
It's also known that they use diapers and catheters. There are ones designed for long-distance drivers like truck and bus drivers.
As long as they are kind enough to bring bottles for the passengers, I am all game.
absolutely growth. How do you even pee in a car? sure it's easier for guys, I am sure, but I still can't imagine how it would work.
Yes, I should stop imagining it.
actually it's near impossible even for a dude. The angle is just way off. For one, and I bet you didn't know this but it's hard to pee sitting down, partially lying down. Then it's obviously pointed upwards, but you have to somehow aim down...you know, to use gravity, but that makes for a very awkward experience
no, I'e never tried. that's messed up how dare you think I would
Wait, what? I thought this was a well known thing?
Are people surprised by this? I am a driver and I fill 2-liter jugs in a single shift. Sorry it's gross but it's perfectly natural.
Right. Don't ask, don't tell. The untold truth.
Some additional threads:
Yes I piss in my Gatorade bottle and have been doing so for years and I carry baby wipes to clean my head and sanitizer for my hands. So what business is it of a passenger to know if a driver uses a piss bottle ?
Yeah, the unknown truth and it should be kept that way. Don't ask, don't tell.
Yes, gotta rely on those Gatorate Bottles, or occasional Snapple Bottles. Need the bigger openings, as the regular 2-liter or 12oz bottles won't cut it. Well, maybe for some...
Again, unknown truth.
What's the second rule?
Losing faith in humanity here. Please go find a bathroom. We invented them for a reason.
At least there are no cash transactions or "touch points" anymore with the drivers. Maybe I don't care.
Yeeeew, they touch my luggage than you very much. Definitely not cool.
MyCotra is a car pooling social networking app which will help the vehicle owners to share their vehicle space with others who requested via app. The app will also help the users to know some detail about the vehicle owner before requesting for sharing the vehicle space. They can be friends/family or strangers but without disclosing their contact details more they can have a text chat.
cool, but what's that to do with pee?