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Apartment complexes can be a crap shoot at times. I had a fun one this morning.
Dropped my first Lyft ride (Mom & daughter) of the day at an elementary school for Daughter's 5th grade "graduation", and had a stacked ping for "E" at the apartments about a block away.

I get to the entrance and it's total chaos - two police cruisers and about 4 tow trucks towing cars away right and left. I pull up in front of the pin, hit arrived, and two guys in a golf cart pull up beside me. "Yo, you can't stay here, we're getting ready to seal the blacktop and repaint the lines in this complex." I explained that I was going to be there a maximum of 5 minutes to pick up a rider. "Park on the other side of the tape or we tow yo ass."

Ooooo-kay. Well, that explained the cops and tow trucks. Apparently a whole lot of people ignored whatever notice that told them to be gone this morning.

I move the 25 feet to be in the "correct" area, park, and call the pax to let them know they need to turn left out of their apartment building and walk to where I was. "We're sorry, this number is not accepting calls at this time." Oooo-kay, thanks for the 5 bucks, "E."

But WAIT! There's MORE!

I turn Uber back on, and immediately get a ping from "Janet" with the pin posted around the corner. Lyft goes off and I roll to the new pin. I get a text from "Janet"
Janet: "Are you here?"
Me: "Yes, I'm parked at " Look for the white Escape with flashers on."
Janet: "Ok, I'm trying 2 find u."
Phone rings with the Lyft number: I answer, " Hi, This is Moonrider." There followed an unintelligible, distorted tirade. Only thing I got was "E." Not understanding a single word said, I reply with a bright "OK, have a nice day, E." and hang up. The number rings again and I decline the call.
Cue Janet: "Are you on <street on the other side of the complex>?"
Me: "No." >Driver Cancel - Wrong address shown.<
Turned Uber off and kept BOTH apps off until I was about 5 miles away. I'm too old to be dealing with that level of chaos.
 

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Apartment complexes can be a crap shoot at times. I had a fun one this morning.
Dropped my first Lyft ride (Mom & daughter) of the day at an elementary school for Daughter's 5th grade "graduation", and had a stacked ping for "E" at the apartments about a block away.

I get to the entrance and it's total chaos - two police cruisers and about 4 tow trucks towing cars away right and left. I pull up in front of the pin, hit arrived, and two guys in a golf cart pull up beside me. "Yo, you can't stay here, we're getting ready to seal the blacktop and repaint the lines in this complex." I explained that I was going to be there a maximum of 5 minutes to pick up a rider. "Park on the other side of the tape or we tow yo ass."

Ooooo-kay. Well, that explained the cops and tow trucks. Apparently a whole lot of people ignored whatever notice that told them to be gone this morning.

I move the 25 feet to be in the "correct" area, park, and call the pax to let them know they need to turn left out of their apartment building and walk to where I was. "We're sorry, this number is not accepting calls at this time." Oooo-kay, thanks for the 5 bucks, "E."

But WAIT! There's MORE!

I turn Uber back on, and immediately get a ping from "Janet" with the pin posted around the corner. Lyft goes off and I roll to the new pin. I get a text from "Janet"
Janet: "Are you here?"
Me: "Yes, I'm parked at " Look for the white Escape with flashers on."
Janet: "Ok, I'm trying 2 find u."
Phone rings with the Lyft number: I answer, " Hi, This is Moonrider." There followed an unintelligible, distorted tirade. Only thing I got was "E." Not understanding a single word said, I reply with a bright "OK, have a nice day, E." and hang up. The number rings again and I decline the call.
Cue Janet: "Are you on <street on the other side of the complex>?"
Me: "No." >Driver Cancel - Wrong address shown.<
Turned Uber off and kept BOTH apps off until I was about 5 miles away. I'm too old to be dealing with that level of chaos.
UBER tends to cause more problems for this situation as compared with LYFT. On LYFT, when I hit "arrived", the LYFT app will direct me to the exact location of the Pax. UBER does not. None the less, great call on your part to collect the cancellation fees.
 

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Apartment complexes can be a crap shoot at times. I had a fun one this morning.
Dropped my first Lyft ride (Mom & daughter) of the day at an elementary school for Daughter's 5th grade "graduation", and had a stacked ping for "E" at the apartments about a block away.

I get to the entrance and it's total chaos - two police cruisers and about 4 tow trucks towing cars away right and left. I pull up in front of the pin, hit arrived, and two guys in a golf cart pull up beside me. "Yo, you can't stay here, we're getting ready to seal the blacktop and repaint the lines in this complex." I explained that I was going to be there a maximum of 5 minutes to pick up a rider. "Park on the other side of the tape or we tow yo ass."

Ooooo-kay. Well, that explained the cops and tow trucks. Apparently a whole lot of people ignored whatever notice that told them to be gone this morning.

I move the 25 feet to be in the "correct" area, park, and call the pax to let them know they need to turn left out of their apartment building and walk to where I was. "We're sorry, this number is not accepting calls at this time." Oooo-kay, thanks for the 5 bucks, "E."

But WAIT! There's MORE!

I turn Uber back on, and immediately get a ping from "Janet" with the pin posted around the corner. Lyft goes off and I roll to the new pin. I get a text from "Janet"
Janet: "Are you here?"
Me: "Yes, I'm parked at " Look for the white Escape with flashers on."
Janet: "Ok, I'm trying 2 find u."
Phone rings with the Lyft number: I answer, " Hi, This is Moonrider." There followed an unintelligible, distorted tirade. Only thing I got was "E." Not understanding a single word said, I reply with a bright "OK, have a nice day, E." and hang up. The number rings again and I decline the call.
Cue Janet: "Are you on <street on the other side of the complex>?"
Me: "No." >Driver Cancel - Wrong address shown.<
Turned Uber off and kept BOTH apps off until I was about 5 miles away. I'm too old to be dealing with that level of chaos.
You could have sat there and earned $100.00 in an hour or two without moving . . .
 

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UBER tends to cause more problems for this situation as compared with LYFT. On LYFT, when I hit "arrived", the LYFT app will direct me to the exact location of the Pax. UBER does not. None the less, great call on your part to collect the cancellation fees.
If enabled by pax, your uber app will show the location of the pax in addition to the address of the ping. It's been accurate for me and makes it easier to find pax when the address is off.
 
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