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I was at MetLife last week in the Uber queue for the Country Concert waiting for it to surge higher before taking a ride. There was a driver next to me who was on the phone trying to direct his pax to find him. At that point the Uber surge was 1.8x and Lyft was still base rate. The driver waved his phone to me and looked very excited like he wanted to talk. I asked him why he wasn't canceling on his pax since they were past the 5 minute mark. He told me that this was too good of a ride to pass up since it was a long ride. It was a BASE RATE Lyft ride to Asbury Park. I tried to explain to him how that was horrible, but he insisted so I just shook my head. I waited until the surge hit 2.9x (I know it went higher) and got a ride into NYC and made $80 including tip (after tolls) for driving 10 miles. SMH.