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My driver told me he gets lots of texts from people telling him to hurry up (upon pickup). Is this really true?

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ChatswickFan
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 Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

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    lguirch
    79 Driver
     1 year ago

    Had a pickup once in a snowstorm requested at 7-11. Showed up and did not see passenger. Called her she started yelling asking me where I was. Turned out she dropped pin at wrong 7-11 (I showed up at the pin). Had she not yelled and told me to “get the hell over-here” maybe I would have driven 8 min to scoop her up at the location she was at, but I politely told her I will be right there. Waited at my current spot until passenger did not show up fee was collectable and moved on;)

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      KamelKamelKamel
      79
       1 year ago

      I think you properly used the no show. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to be used. 

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      CaptainChampion
      128
       1 year ago

      Haaahaaa haaaaa haaaa. I praise you.  Total legit.  If you said you did that about no-show fee first, I would have disagreed, but it's all about the context.

      8 minutes way?  She should have cancelled and been requesting another driver.

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    CharlieLazie
    101
     1 year ago

    I agree with most of the drivers that we shouldn't be driving fast.  While I agree, your tip is on the line.  I would actually step on it for a sudden acceleration at every red light or stop sign.  but I would never break the speed limit.  This gives them an illusion that I am hurrying and doing my best,but I am actually not breaking any laws.

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    StuffinMuffin
    828 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    I go 8 miles over the speed limit.  I usually do 5.

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    RacRay79
    138 Driver
     1 year ago

    Yeah, it happens fairly often.  A text?  It's usually when they get on.

    Instead of saying outright "no" or being rude about it, I usually ask what time they need to get there by.  Then I tell them whether it's realistic or not.  Then I say;

    "I will do my best".

    Remember those four words.

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    RedANT
    1075 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Impatient passengers annoy me.  Last time one texted me asking "where are you?"   I replied "sorry, the line at 7-11 is really long.  Will be there as soon as I buy a drink and fill up gas." 

    GUARANTEED PASSENGER CANCEL.

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      bobshmob
      53 Driver Driver
       1 year ago

      When passengers call me or text me impatiently, I always take it as the perfect time for a coffee/bathroom break :)

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      RobinH74
      32 Driver
       1 year ago

      Right and you don’t even get a negative rating. Gotta learn your moves. 

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      FuegoJuno
      125
       1 year ago

      LOL.  Awesome.  Any response with <what I am doing now> will be funny.  As long as it isn't " I am on my way."

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    wraiththe
    200 Driver
     1 year ago

    Part of the problem is "texts."    I don't read texts while driving.  Unless there is a light to stop at.  Often I call, but the problem there is that 50% of the people do not answer.

    I wish Uber/Lyft would eliminate the texts.

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      JavierX
      207 Driver
       1 year ago

      I don’t answer texts either. I always call. However millennials love texts and will never let it go. 

      I get negative feedback that I called where the passengers preferred the text. FML

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    JPoland
    178 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    YES.  THIS IS TRUE and it's annoying.  

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    CWalcutt75
    252 Driver
     1 year ago

    Why do we even have to make excuses?  we have GPS these days.  Just point the finger at the GPS, and be done.  

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    BrianTheScrewDriver
    434 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    Here's the boilerplate.

    "I'll get you there as quickly and safely as I can."

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    LCarpenter
    220 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    CANCEL

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    WWBlueStuff
    267 Driver
     1 year ago

    If they text you, it's a psycho pax.  Definitely cancel.

    If this is in person, make up some BS, and make it look like you are rushing (while you are not)

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    ShadyPeteMD
    180 Driver
     1 year ago

    Honestly, if this is before the pick-up, I suggest you cancel.  This type of passengers are the red flag.  It's a no-win situation.  They have unrealistic expectations, you will get a 1-star rating, no matter what you do.

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    RacRay79
    138 Driver
     1 year ago

    Peel off.  Cancel the ride (make sure to get your no-show) and then yell, "Run fast!!"

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    AsStibelDude
    625 Driver
     1 year ago

    Yes.  and it makes me boil in anger inside, but I try to be cool and tell them "yes, I will get there as soon as I can" and absolutely drive the same way as I always do.  LOL. 

    Sorry folks. that's the truth.

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      434 Driver Driver
       1 year ago

      You just let the cat out of the bag. Come on. Now they know. 

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    EjiEzeEze
    321 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    on the way to pick up a passenger? Not so much. I do get the frustrated, "where the hell are you" kind of texts sometimes, but on one who told me to outright "hurry."  Well, I guess asking me where I am is a passive way of telling me to hurry

    Once they are in the cab, I do have quite a number of people who do ask me.  Often business travelers.  Some are outright mean about it.  It try to be empathetic but I don't overly try hard.  This is our livelihood, and I am not going to break the law for you