I never had a passenger in my tow truck ask to change the radio station, hook up Spotify, find a USB port, or do anything but sit there and be concerned about their POS dragging on my hook or bouncing on the bed. One reached for my radio once and I glared at her like she was crazy. She retracted her hand like my radio grew two heads and a forked tongue. I expect the same level of respect out of a rideshare passenger.Face it, you're in a service business (and a minimum wage one at that) and you have to deal with customers. Just like a convenience store clerk, a bus driver, or a shooting baby portraits at Sears. They don't care about you or your car. I'm not excusing rude behavior but get used to it.
The bigger issue you should confront is if you should be wasting time in a job like this or spending it training or searching for something better.
I am performing a transportation service. I'm not your concierge, DJ, or party host. You want to get from point A to point B. Feel free to have your party at either of those points, but when you ride in my car you will be respectful, keeping your hands and feet to yourself, or you'll find yourself at the nearest open business to wait inside it for your next ride, and you will receive a stern talking to about how you will treat that driver and all subsequent ones.
Do you walk into Sears and demand they change the muzak to Chance The Rapper? No, you hear Mariah Carey and you like it.
Do you take your empty beer bottles and throw them in the aisle at the convenience store? No, you put them in the bin at the front door or pump island.
Do you yell across the vehicle at the bus driver asking him how long he's been driving a city bus, and if he makes good money, and if he thinks your shirt is dope? OK, maybe that last one if you're brave. But who does that? Only ******bags. And that's why I call them out on it.
I still have a 4.91 rating on Uber (23xx rides) and 4.83 on Lyft (871 rides). But I live my life by a simple code and one of those codes is...
DO NO HARM, TAKE NO SHIT