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There was an episode once, in that great TV series, where Don Draper recalled, as a child - a wandering hobo passing through his town. The guy was a soft-spoken, honest hobo, just looking to do chores for a hot meal or two. Don's father belittled the man, but hired him to do a few things.

Don got to know the guy a bit, asking about his life and adventures. The hobo told Don about the little signs that hobos left for each other in their travels, little chalk marks, cryptic symbols, on the mailbox or fence posts. Little symbols that would inform the next hobo things like " mean dog " ...... " good food "....... " sympathetic family " ..... or, the resident would cheat them of wages, break promises.

Don's father DID in fact, screw the hobo out of most of what he promised, despite the guy doing all he promised he'd do, and he sent the guy on his way. The episode ends with Don out in front of his home, noticing the hobo had indeed left a mark on the mailbox post : " dishonest, cheater lives here."

So - wouldn't it be nice if we could do the same thing ? You go to pickup someone and see the little "signal " - this passenger is cheap, or problematic .... like the rating system is SUPPOSED to work. Plus, you might get insight as to what they did. Eating in the car, loud music, farting, bad BO - made you wait too long ....

Well, we can dream, can't we ?
 

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. . . . So - wouldn't it be nice if we could do the same thing ? You go to pickup someone and see the little "signal " - this passenger is cheap, or problematic .... like the rating system is SUPPOSED to work. Plus, you might get insight as to what they did. Eating in the car, loud music, farting, bad BO - made you wait too long .... Well, we can dream, can't we ?
UBER easily could implement this for us. Already, they show us the riders' rating. In the 15 seconds required to accept thr call, there is not time to read a bio; BUT, after accepting, allow us to hit a tab that provides more info. We then can read and cancel before the deplorable enters our car. We'd be happy and I really don't think UBER would lose a rider because "some driver" always will accept the next caller.
 

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There was an episode once, in that great TV series, where Don Draper recalled, as a child - a wandering hobo passing through his town. The guy was a soft-spoken, honest hobo, just looking to do chores for a hot meal or two. Don's father belittled the man, but hired him to do a few things.

Don got to know the guy a bit, asking about his life and adventures. The hobo told Don about the little signs that hobos left for each other in their travels, little chalk marks, cryptic symbols, on the mailbox or fence posts. Little symbols that would inform the next hobo things like " mean dog " ...... " good food "....... " sympathetic family " ..... or, the resident would cheat them of wages, break promises.

Don's father DID in fact, screw the hobo out of most of what he promised, despite the guy doing all he promised he'd do, and he sent the guy on his way. The episode ends with Don out in front of his home, noticing the hobo had indeed left a mark on the mailbox post : " dishonest, cheater lives here."

So - wouldn't it be nice if we could do the same thing ? You go to pickup someone and see the little "signal " - this passenger is cheap, or problematic .... like the rating system is SUPPOSED to work. Plus, you might get insight as to what they did. Eating in the car, loud music, farting, bad BO - made you wait too long ....

Well, we can dream, can't we ?
I usually sometimes politely ask them what happened with the low rating and how are they getting the 4.6 or 4.7 rating while most of the riders usually in my area keep theirs at 4.92. Some are still surprised that I can rate them after the ride.
 

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Riders do not care at all about their ratings. AND. As long as they can access the APP, they always will get a ride!
I always see you say that. You are very wrong. In the morning you got bad score you get cancelled. Weekend day or night you have to wait a long time with bad score. How I know that? I talk to them, and listen how they got cancelled twice or three times because the driver will not drive long distance for selfish non tippers. I cancel poor rating rider if it is long drive over one with 4.9 or 4.87 all day long and next driver is 15 to 20 min away. Trying is believing. It works. Close to 10 k rides with 4.8 rating.
 

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There was an episode once, in that great TV series, where Don Draper recalled, as a child - a wandering hobo passing through his town. The guy was a soft-spoken, honest hobo, just looking to do chores for a hot meal or two. Don's father belittled the man, but hired him to do a few things.

Don got to know the guy a bit, asking about his life and adventures. The hobo told Don about the little signs that hobos left for each other in their travels, little chalk marks, cryptic symbols, on the mailbox or fence posts. Little symbols that would inform the next hobo things like " mean dog " ...... " good food "....... " sympathetic family " ..... or, the resident would cheat them of wages, break promises.

Don's father DID in fact, screw the hobo out of most of what he promised, despite the guy doing all he promised he'd do, and he sent the guy on his way. The episode ends with Don out in front of his home, noticing the hobo had indeed left a mark on the mailbox post : " dishonest, cheater lives here."

So - wouldn't it be nice if we could do the same thing ? You go to pickup someone and see the little "signal " - this passenger is cheap, or problematic .... like the rating system is SUPPOSED to work. Plus, you might get insight as to what they did. Eating in the car, loud music, farting, bad BO - made you wait too long ....

Well, we can dream, can't we ?
What a great series and especially that episode. If I remember right after "little" Don sees that the Hobo is gone, it seems implied that a hobo before this one had marked the fencepost. Leaving Don no dought his dad is a cheapskate cheater. What a show, right under AMC's Breaking Bad.

If we had our own Rideshare app owned and ran by drivers you can bet a series of passenger badges would be used to sum up these riders. How great would it be if passengers had the fear instilled in them that getting a ride is a privilege and if you screwed that up you we're done, just like Uber was in the beginning.
 

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Sorry, I watched about half a season. Might have been the worst show ever put on TV. Maybe a step above Manamal...but not by much.
 

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There was an episode once, in that great TV series, where Don Draper recalled, as a child - a wandering hobo passing through his town. The guy was a soft-spoken, honest hobo, just looking to do chores for a hot meal or two. Don's father belittled the man, but hired him to do a few things.

Don got to know the guy a bit, asking about his life and adventures. The hobo told Don about the little signs that hobos left for each other in their travels, little chalk marks, cryptic symbols, on the mailbox or fence posts. Little symbols that would inform the next hobo things like " mean dog " ...... " good food "....... " sympathetic family " ..... or, the resident would cheat them of wages, break promises.

Don's father DID in fact, screw the hobo out of most of what he promised, despite the guy doing all he promised he'd do, and he sent the guy on his way. The episode ends with Don out in front of his home, noticing the hobo had indeed left a mark on the mailbox post : " dishonest, cheater lives here."

So - wouldn't it be nice if we could do the same thing ? You go to pickup someone and see the little "signal " - this passenger is cheap, or problematic .... like the rating system is SUPPOSED to work. Plus, you might get insight as to what they did. Eating in the car, loud music, farting, bad BO - made you wait too long ....

Well, we can dream, can't we ?
The not so nice hobos would murder and steal.
 
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