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Uber really should have an "opt-out" option for small talk...

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kitkat22
222 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 3 months ago

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    JWileySmith
    148 Rider
     10 months ago

    What about a little twist? What if the *DRIVERS* have the "opt-out" button.  We call it the "QUIET CAR."

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      Bigfrank
      427 Driver Driver Rider
       10 months ago

      High Five

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      KaySHarvey
      101
       10 months ago

      Genius!  but it would still be the customers selecting this, right?  Like the quiet car on the Amtrak.

      Not sure whom this benefits or whom it's for.  Is ithe rider or driver?

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        JWileySmith
        148 Rider
         10 months ago

        I meant it like how the drivers can specify to the users that the rider MUST be quiet.  (or they get tossed out or something.

        Come to think about it, maybe it can be arranged so it helps both sides.  Bringing together the drivers and riders who both prefer silence.

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    JBurd
    184 Rider
     3 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

    Yeah, sure.  So it's like a "Do not Disturb" signs on those hotel doors.  

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      kitkat22
      OP 222 Rider
       3 years ago

      Right, some days you just don't want to talk. It would be nice to notify the driver of this before you get in the car. "It's been a tough day, do not disturb me" lol

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        SmittenKitten
        2004 Rider
         2 years ago

        This is genius.  Riders can attach a sign on the head that says, "Do not talk to me."

        Oh, wait, that already exists.

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          RelaxedRecliner
          57
           2 years ago

          Can we sell a version that says, "I HAVE A BOYFRIEND".   I am sure some girls wear that.  

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        JBurd
        184 Rider
         3 years ago

        You should do what I do. You can pretend to be asleep, pretend to be on the phone (the phone up to the ear), or have your headset in the ears (music optional).

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    amcbeth
    339 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    kitkat, You have stolen my idea. Shame on you.

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    amysuber43085
    7 Driver
     3 years ago

    I like the small talk, most of the time. I, like some passengers, have my days when I prefer not to talk. That being said, part of being a driver is learning how to read your riders. Once you do that, you can pretty much figure them out before you even start moving.

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    DonutDrivers
    246 Driver Driver
     9 months ago
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    RPaulson
    551 Driver
     3 years ago

    What do you mean "small talk."  Is that some feature?

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      amcbeth
      339 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Yes, for shorter passengers.

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      CasPer
      325 Rider
       3 years ago

      I am thinking this is an option to notify the driver to NOT make conversations during the ride?  I am gme with that.  Sometimes I appreciate friendly conversations, but sometimes I don't.  Maybe I want to just rest, read a book, do emails, etc.  

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        SmittenKitten
        2004 Rider
         3 years ago

        It's a tough topic, because drivers may be trying to be friendly and making conversations.  Lyft shows indications that they encourage the drivers to be more friendly.  (They can be rated by passengers, and one of them is, "driver entertaining.")   Then there are customers who want to be left alone.  

        I can see this "feature" pushed down from Uber may be a good solution.

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    cacocay
    15 Driver Driver
     10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

    As an Uber driver ,I love to drive in order to have fun get excited to meet a positive cool people with a friendly attitude especially those since of hummer who are funny and chatty keeping me entertained by talking to them treating me as a special making my job happy .But sometimes ,when I pick up those arrogant ,jerks and snappy customers they don't say  "hello "and just get in and start giving an orders . Many formal passengers want to ride in silence which is very rude and super  awkward, and probably many of the drivers on the contrary likes to chatt for fun .Still, as a human being  need to contact with each other showing a human interactions  with a nice and friendly attitude treating each other with respect . I always rating those kind of the nice humble riders 5 stars if they are friendly and socialize with a sense of hummer  by joking and  having a small chatting with the riders trying not ignoring them if they want to talk which...

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    As an Uber driver ,I love to drive in order to have fun get excited to meet a positive cool people with a friendly attitude especially those since of hummer who are funny and chatty keeping me entertained by talking to them treating me as a special making my job happy .But sometimes ,when I pick up those arrogant ,jerks and snappy customers they don't say  "hello "and just get in and start giving an orders . Many formal passengers want to ride in silence which is very rude and super  awkward, and probably many of the drivers on the contrary likes to chatt for fun .Still, as a human being  need to contact with each other showing a human interactions  with a nice and friendly attitude treating each other with respect . I always rating those kind of the nice humble riders 5 stars if they are friendly and socialize with a sense of hummer  by joking and  having a small chatting with the riders trying not ignoring them if they want to talk which make me fill having good time doing my job keeping entertained getting treated as a spacial super star which make me so excited and also keeping our vehicle clean with no mess or damages  or eating and drinking inside making a mess  .if the riders do not engage in conversations I will downrate them with 2 to 3 stars maximum for being formal ,rude and jerks with arrogant behavior acting like they are bossy treating the drivers as a slave especially if they jumped to my car asking me to take them to their destination  without saying "Hello" and also if they are not talkative being so quite during the trip entertaining themselves by  texting or talking on the cell or people and also if they are talking among to each other with people inside my car ignoring me instead of chatting with me which is really awkward and super rude ,getting frustrating and makes me feel like a machine doing my job which not nice at all to be rude and disrespectful with no reason .Those kind of riders need to understand Uber is a community service not like a taxi cab service taking them from point A to B  making a space between the riders and drivers.Also it's very annoying ,super awkward and very rude for being quite not chatty or chatting among to each other keep the driver ignored and also when they ask the driver turning on the radio very loud beside ignoring the drivers chatting among to each other so that they deserve 2 stars for misbehave with no respect for the friendly Uber drivers and their vehicle . So if the riders want to be a good 5 star rating passenger they need to make that " Don't Ignore your friendly Uber driver ". 

    If the riders are looking for a quite service with a quite formal driver without being sociable and friendly avoiding getting a bad star rating for being formal with a drivers all the time during the trip taking them only from point A to point B just to have a relaxation doing their own privacy by making a space or a wall between the drivers not communicating with them without a friendly atmosphere such as : listening to the music or playing a video on the cell phone and also texting or talking on the phone without an excuse or doing their own entertainment by chatting among to each other ....etc ,it's much better to take a public transport up such as a taxi cab , shuttle , bus or luminous with those formal quite drivers . However ;those cab drivers are unfriendly with their passenger , busy and making a space always who are not talkative with there passenger as long they are looking for a quite and relaxation service like that and also they don't have any friendly greeting their riders like us as an Uber's partners.However;If those arrogant riders ignoring us as a friendly drivers like to have a quite ride with your phone texting ,talking and chatting with peploe with you keeping the uber driver ignored by treating us as a server or slave its will be better for them to take a public transport up such as a taxi cab , shuttle , bus or luminous which is fair enough if they don't show us any friendly treatment with a respect as a human being .


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    CTG07
    223 Rider
     3 years ago

    this is depressing. I love talking to and learning from my riders. People need to get off their phones and interact every now and then!

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      mikeyappleton
      34 Driver
       3 years ago

      Totally agree! Love it when I have a passenger who actually wants to talk and enjoy the ride

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        EllaOfCinder
        203 Rider
         1 year ago

        Remember that's how Lyft used to approach the market? Come join in on fun conversations with normal people. Sit up front and chat!  Look out for the mustache!