If you aren’t familiar with it, Uber is a car share company that gives a cheaper, safer and more friendly alternative to a taxi cab service. Every day people are driving others around in their own personal car. Some drivers do this as their only job, while others use it as a side hustle. It’s been in the news for some controversial things, such as issues between drivers and passengers, safety concerns, and other breaches of privacy that usually get resolved. This case fits the foremost case.
Uber is best used for taking drunken folks from bar to bar or from bar to home. Working weekends is probably the best for drivers in busy cities or bustling suburban towns with a heavy bar scene. Most of the time, when getting an obnoxious drunk for a customer, the driver will be able to rid themselves of the passenger in a few minutes and forget that the encounter even happened. This was not the case for the TexasÂ driver…
Less Than Perfect Passenger
Most passengers are pleasant. They get in the car, make polite small talk, get out, tip well, thank the driver and then they (usually) never speak again. Maybe a less than ideal passenger is rudely quiet, doesn’t tip, and gets out in a huff. Maybe they’re having a bad day, maybe they didn’t like the drive, whatever! Unfortunately, it gets worse if the passenger is intoxicated.
Working on the weekends is basically asking for these rowdy customers, but it something could be entertaining if they’ve had a good night! Sometimes, drivers will get unreasonable and abrasive passengers that could very well become a serious problem. For this Texas uber driver, his sole, drunk passenger created an entire news story.