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Last week I booked an Uber as a rider and the app warned me that my driver was deaf or hearing impaired. Sure enough she was completely deaf.

This might sound mean but I am so jealous of her. She doesn't feel obliged to engage in small talk. She has an excuse and nobody will be offended. Oh how good it would be to drive people without the meaningless chats.

I am now seriously considering telling Uber that I am hearing impaired. It will be so good i can have an earpiece and finally listen to my podcasts in peace.

If i am in a particularly good talkative mood i can switch on my 'hearing aid' and talk like normal. When i get someome i don't like i just pretend to be deaf again.

Is this unethical or just pure genius? I say genius.
 

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Just tell me the color of the car then..
Why so curious? Are you trying to check if it was your girlfriend? Out of respect to her privacy I shouldn't go into this much detail sorry. All i can say is that I wouldn't mind having that option to zone out from time to time.
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I am now seriously considering telling Uber that I am hearing impaired.
Is this unethical or just pure genius? I say genius.
Yeah, good idea. I agree. Give it a whirl.
I have used this before and as you can turn it on and off, so to speak, it is particularly useful at the end of the day when you are starting to come down and you have already answered this question 20 times.

another annoying pax said:
So,....how long have you been driving for über?
 

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Yeah, good idea. I agree. Give it a whirl.
I have used this before and as you can turn it on and off, so to speak, it is particularly useful at the end of the day when you are starting to come down and you have already answered this question 20 times.
Maybe there should be an optional section to add a bio. This is what mine would say:

• Hello nice to meet you, i'm good thanks
• Yes been very busy today
• Started at 6am
• Have done uber for x months
• No, just part time
• Yes i have other job
• yeah Uber is amazing and flexible
• no im not from this area
• no i don't
• yeah
• haha you made an offensive comment but I'll laugh anyway because you're rating me.
• No particularly crazy stories to tell you sorry
• yes, i have heard of the hillsong church but it's not my thing sorry.
• yeah thanks
• here we are, have a nice day/night
 

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Maybe there should be an optional section to add a bio. This is what mine would say:

• Hello nice to meet you, i'm good thanks
• Yes been very busy today
• Started at 6am
• Have done uber for x months
• No, just part time
• Yes i have other job
• yeah Uber is amazing and flexible
• no im not from this area
• no i don't
• yeah
• haha you made an offensive comment but I'll laugh anyway because you're rating me.
• No particularly crazy stories to tell you sorry
• yes, i have heard of the hillsong church but it's not my thing sorry.
• yeah thanks
• here we are, have a nice day/night
Spot on lol...
 

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Absolute gold lol this is spot on

Maybe there should be an optional section to add a bio. This is what mine would say:

• Hello nice to meet you, i'm good thanks
• Yes been very busy today
• Started at 6am
• Have done uber for x months
• No, just part time
• Yes i have other job
• yeah Uber is amazing and flexible
• no im not from this area
• no i don't
• yeah
• haha you made an offensive comment but I'll laugh anyway because you're rating me.
• No particularly crazy stories to tell you sorry
• yes, i have heard of the hillsong church but it's not my thing sorry.
• yeah thanks
• here we are, have a nice day/night
 

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I would also add:

- so where are you from?
- so where are you originally from?
- so you're born here are you?
- so where are your parents from?
- so they were born here too ay?
- so where were your grand parents from?
- so you like it here?
(Well I was born here... and I'm still here...)
 

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I've been dying to mention that this is a very special trip as they don't usually let me out of the ward during weekdays !
 
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