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I had a ride yesterday that made my night.

It wasn't the longest, it didn't have the biggest surge, and it wasn't the most
profitable.

What it did have, however, was a pax who gets it.

The trip was from this guys apartment, down to a local Chevron station.
Come to find out, he works graveyard down there.

Once we get there, I thank him, and to my surprise, he hands me a $3 tip.

I do what I can to 'discourage' the tip from this particular guy, because I know
what he is making, but he is absolutely insistent, so I graciously accepted it.

So here we have a guy who:

  • isn't going on a spa date
  • isn't going to party downtown with 4 of his closest friends
  • isn't going out golfing
  • isn't going to a wine bar with his neighbors

He is going to his lousy job a the gas station at midnight.

This guy is pulling down about $170 per week, and has the wherewithal
to give a tip to his driver - not because the ride was super fancy
or he was offered an aux cord, or bottled water any such nonsense -
he tipped because he got an affordable, fast convenient ride, and
a service that was useful to him, and because tipping for such
services is what we do in this society.

The rest of you cheap a$$ non-tipping pax should be ashamed of yourselves
after hearing about this pax who really gets it.

Lastly, this pax also wasn't trying to 'game' the system by ordering a POOL ride
and pretending he didnt know what that meant, hoping that he didnt get
matched because he was in a hurry - He actually ordered an Uberx.
 

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The people with the "least" money tip most of the time...

Wish most of my pax were like this...

I just dropped some pax from cbx, helped with luggage and all. Only tipped me 1 dollar. :( and this is Lyft pax. Smh...
Lyft paxs are becoming bigger a$$holes than Uber's because at least with Uber you know who the a$$hole is right away. With Lyft, they hold your ratings as well as a presumed tip over your head and you don't find out if they tipped you or not until the next day!
It's time for a third option, as far as I'm concerned both Uber and Lyft can go to hell ...
 

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Had one the other day on Pool. Picked up PAX from Harbor near Midway ship. He was out getting pictures and was headed to Balboa Park. He had no clue to the depths of Balboa park so I provided info. As we head up Broadway (peak rush hour) another Pool request comes in. Ask PAX if understands Pool - No. So I give him the option to continue or pickup second group as its one block away (opposite direction). He's cool and we pick up two PAX. Car was silent and we're stuck in slow moving traffic. So I break the ice and get all engaged in conversion and then tell them I'm going to take them the route I'd go to Balboa (hook left onto State Street) PAX start sharing stories, etc on Balboa park. We arrive in a faction of time as the app had us in solid RED traffic. First PAX thanks me and hands/offers $10 tip. Off I go with group two. Conversion flowing and trip ends. No tip, but a little surge on top. Just regular people trying to get from point A to B.
 

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I had a ride yesterday that made my night.

It wasn't the longest, it didn't have the biggest surge, and it wasn't the most
profitable.

What it did have, however, was a pax who gets it.

The trip was from this guys apartment, down to a local Chevron station.
Come to find out, he works graveyard down there.

Once we get there, I thank him, and to my surprise, he hands me a $3 tip.

I do what I can to 'discourage' the tip from this particular guy, because I know
what he is making, but he is absolutely insistent, so I graciously accepted it.

So here we have a guy who:

  • isn't going on a spa date
  • isn't going to party downtown with 4 of his closest friends
  • isn't going out golfing
  • isn't going to a wine bar with his neighbors

He is going to his lousy job a the gas station at midnight.

This guy is pulling down about $170 per week, and has the wherewithal
to give a tip to his driver - not because the ride was super fancy
or he was offered an aux cord, or bottled water any such nonsense -
he tipped because he got an affordable, fast convenient ride, and
a service that was useful to him, and because tipping for such
services is what we do in this society.

The rest of you cheap a$$ non-tipping pax should be ashamed of yourselves
after hearing about this pax who really gets it.

Lastly, this pax also wasn't trying to 'game' the system by ordering a POOL ride
and pretending he didnt know what that meant, hoping that he didnt get
matched because he was in a hurry - He actually ordered an Uberx.
I've picked them up at mansions MANSIONS,brought them downtown to 1 Shell Square plaza(New Orleans)
They discuss charity golf events the whole ride.NOT A DOLLAR.

19 YEAR old going to work at Copeland's Restaurant . . .$5.00 every time I run across him.

I know what you mean.
 

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I had a ride yesterday that made my night.

It wasn't the longest, it didn't have the biggest surge, and it wasn't the most
profitable.

What it did have, however, was a pax who gets it.

The trip was from this guys apartment, down to a local Chevron station.
Come to find out, he works graveyard down there.

Once we get there, I thank him, and to my surprise, he hands me a $3 tip.

I do what I can to 'discourage' the tip from this particular guy, because I know
what he is making, but he is absolutely insistent, so I graciously accepted it.

So here we have a guy who:

  • isn't going on a spa date
  • isn't going to party downtown with 4 of his closest friends
  • isn't going out golfing
  • isn't going to a wine bar with his neighbors

He is going to his lousy job a the gas station at midnight.

This guy is pulling down about $170 per week, and has the wherewithal
to give a tip to his driver - not because the ride was super fancy
or he was offered an aux cord, or bottled water any such nonsense -
he tipped because he got an affordable, fast convenient ride, and
a service that was useful to him, and because tipping for such
services is what we do in this society.

The rest of you cheap a$$ non-tipping pax should be ashamed of yourselves
after hearing about this pax who really gets it.

Lastly, this pax also wasn't trying to 'game' the system by ordering a POOL ride
and pretending he didnt know what that meant, hoping that he didnt get
matched because he was in a hurry - He actually ordered an Uberx.
I really really want to print that out and post it in my car...but I'll wait until I'm ready to get deactivated.
 

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I've picked them up at mansions MANSIONS,brought them downtown to 1 Shell Square plaza(New Orleans)
They discuss charity golf events the whole ride.NOT A DOLLAR.

19 YEAR old going to work at Copeland's Restaurant . . .$5.00 every time I run across him.

I know what you mean.
Simply put: it's the difference between being a decent person or a self righteous, entitled rich or wanna be rich a$$hole.

While the former is grateful to you to get them where they need to go so they can make a buck too, the latter on the other hand don't even wanna be bothered with the Uber guy... they just want the car.

Forget the driver!

Despite the fact that you are a personal driver they can summon at any given time day or night at a moment's notice, with the touch of a button from their magical phone, and they can see how many of these personal drivers are always available... and when you do show up to pick them and take them to whatever stupid unknown to you destination they choose to go, well you're just an extra annoyance they have to deal with for 15 or 20 min.

So giving you a tip is not really on top of their priorities list for the day.
 

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I helped an older woman at Northgate near Barrio Logan and had three carts filled with groceries. I wanted to decline but said no, this lady needs some help. I loaded all her groceries. Took her from Barrio all the way to Coronado condos. Inside the parking there was ferraris, etc.
My trunk and back seat were filled to max capacity.
I help her unload everything I was hoping a tip would bring my mood up.

No tip. I know, my mistake.


Uber was off for the rest of the week
 

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I helped an older woman at Northgate near Barrio Logan and had three carts filled with groceries. I wanted to decline but said no, this lady needs some help. I loaded all her groceries. Took her from Barrio all the way to Coronado condos. Inside the parking there was ferraris, etc.
My trunk and back seat were filled to max capacity.
I help her unload everything I was hoping a tip would bring my mood up.

No tip. I know, my mistake.

Uber was off for the rest of the week
Living in Coronado and shopping at Barrio Logan should have given you a hint. ...I'm sorry :)
 

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Barrio Logan isn't what it use to be. As with many places in San Diego change has coming and continuing. Coronado is nice, but falls short on many aspects.
Gangland: Police say some of San Diego's most active gangs call Barrio Logan, Lincoln Park and Skyline their homes.
Beaches: Pacific Beach has always been one of the city's main hubs for crime. Last year, more than 5 percent of the city's major crimes happened in Pacific Beach alone.
The new stats show that while crime in North Park has fallen, crime in Hillcrest has continued to climb. And it climbed not only in Hillcrest last year, but most surrounding neighborhoods, too.
But the really interesting shift was Mission Beach. Police reported more crimes in the neighborhood than each of the previous three years. Compared to just the previous year, crime spiked by 43 percent.
 

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Nice stats, but the world as we know it continues to move forward regardless. Obviously the little old lady isn't worried about it.

Its good info to know/use to ones advantage as many drivers frequent those areas. So thx for sharing.
 
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