No stops on base rate rides unless they give CASH UPFRONT.On Saturday I waited 22 minutes while a woman and her daughter went into Walmart Neighborhood Market. She said I just have to pick up something. 22 minutes later she comes out with 7 bags of groceries.
Another time, I dropped a guy off to supposedly get his check. It was at a house and the person wasn't answering the door, the pax started throwing stones up at the window, he was becoming irate, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, I said, look I have to go I have other rides to do, then he got real angry at me and said don't you f***ing leave without me, 35 minutes, he started yelling so I yelled at him and he kicked my passenger door, and I sped off leaving him there.
Another time I waited 40 minutes while a girl went into a buffet-type restaurant on a Friday evening to pick up to-go food. I have told both Uber and Lyft to set time limits for pax but they don't. What do you do? seriously. Do you leave after a while or wait?
No "I'll tip you in the app" bullshit. Paper with dead presidents on it. Minimum of Lincoln's portrait or multiple Washington's ortrait.
Simply say "I only make money when my wheels are rolling" and either they'll get the hint and pull out cash or you end the trip as soon as they exit at first stop.
Do NOT let them "anchor" you by leaving items in the car.
Don't GAF about the occasional 1*. You pay your bills with money not ratings, stars and badges.