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What would be awesome questions to ask Uber and Lyft drivers?

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AnonymousRider
450 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

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    Wes
    1600 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    As a driver, I've had quite a few passengers ask me "what was your craziest Uber story" and I'm very happy to say, I've only had one "bad" experience and I sometimes share that tale of woe but I'm confident there are some GREAT stories amongst the drivers, especially those that work the 2AM bar crowd in the cities.

    When I'm a passenger, I often will say (without them knowing that I'm a driver too), "well, I know you aren't doing this because it's making you independently wealthy, so why do you feel you're doing this"?

    That quesiton has garnered some interesting responses.

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      ClancyJones
      71 Rider
       2 years ago

      Somebody should start the "What is your craziest Uber story" thread.

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        momof4
        8184 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        I started one called The Night in the Life of an Uber driver. Please share your story. There are a few stories on there that are good. 

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      ChatswickFan
      264
       2 years ago

      Well...the "craziest story" doesn't have to be a bad story...

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        Wes
        1600 Rider Driver
         2 years ago

        Fersur! 

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    momof4
    8184 Rider Driver
     2 years ago  (edited 1 year ago)

    I can tell you what not to ask a female driver.  If you are a male rider, don't start conversation with, do you ever worry about picking men up? Do you ever worry your rider may try to touch you or grab you?  Do you worry that a man wont take no for answer and keep hitting on you? Do you worry a rider could kidnap you or hold you hostage?  Do you carry anything to protect yourself? Why are you asking me that?  What are you planning on doing ? Are you trying to find out what I will use on you before you try to kill me:) Yes, I've been asked all these questions. It's creepy especially while driving down a dark road late at night. Of course you think why are they asking me this? What are they planning to do? Don't ask your driver for phone number or hit on them. I find with my riders asking about music preference sparks great conversation with any age. You can ask driver if they have any special hobbies or interests? Do they like to travel? Where they&…

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    I can tell you what not to ask a female driver.  If you are a male rider, don't start conversation with, do you ever worry about picking men up? Do you ever worry your rider may try to touch you or grab you?  Do you worry that a man wont take no for answer and keep hitting on you? Do you worry a rider could kidnap you or hold you hostage?  Do you carry anything to protect yourself? Why are you asking me that?  What are you planning on doing ? Are you trying to find out what I will use on you before you try to kill me:) Yes, I've been asked all these questions. It's creepy especially while driving down a dark road late at night. Of course you think why are they asking me this? What are they planning to do? Don't ask your driver for phone number or hit on them. I find with my riders asking about music preference sparks great conversation with any age. You can ask driver if they have any special hobbies or interests? Do they like to travel? Where they've been? I always get what's your crazest Uber story?  Don't mind that. You can ask female drivers if they have kids most will love to talk about there kids. 

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      FuegoJuno
      128
       2 years ago

      "Is this your only job?" and "is this your full time job" seem like okay questions to me.  no?

      I like your suggestions though special hobbies, music interests, travel stories.  All great candidates 

      IMO, the "craziest uber stories" are always the best! :)

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        momof4
        8184 Rider Driver
         1 year ago  (edited 1 year ago)

        Is this your only job or is this your only full time job is annoying because its asked all the time. Sometimes its the way people ask it. Many people look down at you for doing this male or female. Thats why that ? annoys me:)  Sorry I am answering 10 months later. Lol Just noticed your post. 

        FYI - You can now click the little bell and anytime anyone post or replys to a thread you will be notified via email. 

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      HickMick
      9
       1 year ago

      I thought you were going elsewhere when you started with "what not to ask a woman".  Like age, where they live, what they do to protect themselves, and other creepy lines.

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        momof4
        8184 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        I am happy you made a comment. I must have never proof read that one. Needed to fix it:) Some of my post didnt even make sense. Probably did it while i was waiting for a ride got a request and just hit post. Thanks

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    HickMick
    9
     1 year ago

    should I give you my $100 tip in a 100-dollar bill or would you like smaller denominations?

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    Bigfrank
    442 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    As a passenger you would like to start a go fund me page for all the tightwads who did not tip me. 

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    EjiEzeEze
    323 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    This question got me kind of stumped.  I thought i'd have good ones, but I really don't.  

    "How are you?"  

    No.  May just ask for the most awful passenger.  They must have lots of those stories.  Just make sure you don't become one.

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    KSkon
    51
     2 years ago

    "What's the most eff'd up thing you've seen while on the job"

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    danirevd
    77
     1 year ago

    If they have ever had any weird supernatural experiences driving late at night.

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    SSandler75
    85
     1 year ago

    "Awesome" things, huh.  That's quite a lot you are asking for.

    I'd say crack a joke.

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    SpikeSparkle
    161 Rider
     2 years ago

    Please do not distract the driver.  Let them do their job.

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    ShamedJames
    97
     2 years ago

    I feel like I am teaching an android on how to be a human  Dude, just have a regular conversation.  You start with something that you can ease into, and you just let it flow from there.

    You can start with weather and how busy your day was but those usually don't go anywehere. Ask quesitons like, "Are you from this area?"  "Did you grow up here?"  or something more specific like, "Do you enjoy driving for Uber?"

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    Bigfrank
    442 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Why do you think that Millennials are the most tightest tightwads I have ever seen in my entire life on this planet

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      DaimsLer
      264
       2 years ago

      It's the different flavors of entitlement that you are absorbing.  The flavor you are seeing is, "I am a customer and you are not.  You need to treat me well and that is expected."

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        Bigfrank
        442 Driver Driver Rider
         2 years ago

        You make no sense and you should  lay off the bongo pipe. 

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    JessMin99
    148
     2 years ago

    "What country are you from?"

    At least with the taxi drivers, this always brings up great conversations.

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    DFosterG11
    187
     2 years ago

    Didn't someone ask this once?

    Everyone said weather.  I guess the context of this question matters.  What are you trying to accomplish?  Have a good conversation?  Trying to shut them up?  Trying to get a juicy story?