Yeah, that's hilarious that anybody actually believes this or expects others to believe it. Nobody is doing rideshare to just give people rides along the path they were already going, please. We are a taxi service.PLEASE ****ING STOP WITH THIS BULLSHIT!!!!
Uber/Lyft are legalized bandit gypsy cabs.
No one signed up for Uber/Lyft saying "I hope I can find someone going to the mall" they signed up saying "I've got some time, let's see how much money I can make" and wind up going wherever the riders take them.
DF was sometimes used for what you're describing but DF became so unreliable it was rendered useless.