I've had lots of requests in Hyde Park on weekends. Can't comment on your experiences but I can't say that I've had a lot of bad experiences there. It's mainly students wanting to get out of the entertainment desert of Hyde Park----students tell me that there's nothing to do down there. Generally good fares on weekends as most of the rides are to north side locations. Quite frankly, I'd rather pick up there than in the Lincoln Park, West Loop and other north side areas where so many of the riders are entitled, participation trophy types who think they've arrived and you need to cater to their every need.