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Scheduled my Uber as per usual to get to work this morning. Told the driver what route to take. 1 main right turn, 1 main left turn. He grunted but acknowledged my request. Despite this he went in a different direction. Asked him politely why he was taking a different route. He quickly became highly agitated and almost began to have a melt down. He told me i should have told him. He told me if i argued with him he would stop the car and i would have to get out. I reminded that i had made my request at the start of the journey. He said he was following google maps. I asked him why he takes directions if hes going to follow the map. He became more agitated and said i had to get out of the car. He pulled over and told me to get out. I refused. he said he would get me out. I warned him not to touch me. Because i could see how irrational his behavior was i told him he had better call the police if he wanted me out. He called the police. They refused to come out. He called uber emergency and gave them my description. I was extremely distressed. I am new to the area. i was about three minutes drive from work. He remained parked with me in his car for about 15 minutes. Eventually i was able to call Uber to put in a complaint. Uber were very understanding and refunded my fair. They asked if i had reported him to the police. I told them i would. Women be careful. This could have happened to me at night on my way home from work. This driver is easily agitated and has serious issues. I have never experienced anything like it in my life. I have felt traumatized by it. Please make sure you ride safely and be careful of sending children alone. There are a lot of crazies out there with more issues than we can imagine.
 

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You were in the wrong the instant you refused to get out of his car. It's his property, his discretion, and you had no right to refuse to exit the vehicle.

In fact, you were likely much safer if he was really that traumatizing to immediately separate yourself from the vehicle and summon another Uber, and make your complaint THEN.

Sorry, you handled that entirely wrong. I say that as a driver, and a passenger. Learn from it, don't do that again.
 

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Well Im not here to tell anyone how to do there job as an Uber driver. Im here to simply warn others from my experience. However if you want to play devils advocate then consider the fact that it is also not at my discretion to ride Uber for free. So If you understand anything about offer and acceptance and service he had no right to stop the vehicle and ask me to leave it without just cause.
 

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The day I feel like quitting uber, I am going to wait for a special snowflake such as yourself and instead of ending the trip on the spot, I am going to the closest most ****ed up hood (like an MLK, projects or something), stopping at the gas station where I see the most gang members chillin' and I am dragging that son of a ***** out of my car then yell: "this guy is a ****ing racist" and leave.
 

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Well Im not here to tell anyone how to do there job as an Uber driver. Im here to simply warn others from my experience. However if you want to play devils advocate then consider the fact that it is also not at my discretion to ride Uber for free. So If you understand anything about offer and acceptance and service he had no right to stop the vehicle and ask me to leave it without just cause.
Uber's drivers are severely under paid. Most of the good ones have quit and moved on.
 

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You definitely got a whackjob driver and there is no excuse for putting up with a hothead who has a meltdown over such a simple thing.

Having said that, I have to say that refusing to leave the vehicle was a mistake. If a psychopath give you an opportunity to exit the situation and avoid further confrontation, it's usually best to go that route. All the information you need to file a report on the driver is already on your phone. Just get out of the blast zone and be safe. Request another driver through the app and worry about filing a complaint once you get to your destination.

Just my two cents.
 

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Scheduled my Uber as per usual to get to work this morning. Told the driver what route to take. 1 main right turn, 1 main left turn. He grunted but acknowledged my request. Despite this he went in a different direction. Asked him politely why he was taking a different route. He quickly became highly agitated and almost began to have a melt down. He told me i should have told him. He told me if i argued with him he would stop the car and i would have to get out. I reminded that i had made my request at the start of the journey. He said he was following google maps. I asked him why he takes directions if hes going to follow the map. He became more agitated and said i had to get out of the car. He pulled over and told me to get out. I refused. he said he would get me out. I warned him not to touch me. Because i could see how irrational his behavior was i told him he had better call the police if he wanted me out. He called the police. They refused to come out. He called uber emergency and gave them my description. I was extremely distressed. I am new to the area. i was about three minutes drive from work. He remained parked with me in his car for about 15 minutes. Eventually i was able to call Uber to put in a complaint. Uber were very understanding and refunded my fair. They asked if i had reported him to the police. I told them i would. Women be careful. This could have happened to me at night on my way home from work. This driver is easily agitated and has serious issues. I have never experienced anything like it in my life. I have felt traumatized by it. Please make sure you ride safely and be careful of sending children alone. There are a lot of crazies out there with more issues than we can imagine.
Why didn't u get out when he told u to? I don't understand this part. If someone doesn't want u in their property, why refuse to get out? Hope ur not wanting sympathy on this board. I can't believe u would make up an account on UP.net to tell ur story hoping we would side with u.

Ur issue is being cheap. Grease the driver $5-10 and see how much nicer he gets. For better safety try getting a city taxi or a limo.
 

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This driver is easily agitated and has serious issues. I have never experienced anything like it in my life. I have felt traumatized by it. There are a lot of crazies out there with more issues than we can imagine.
Im sure it couldn't of been that bad. You're in an Uber. The safest form of personal transportation to ever hit the streets. Uber does a million rides a day. I'm sure all of the 400k drivers are top notch. The best of the best. How else do you explain Uber being the best start up in history. Uber's so good that there are many TV commercials that refer to them. On the other hand you could of taken the bus for the same price.
 

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You definitely got a whackjob driver and there is no excuse for putting up with a hothead who has a meltdown over such a simple thing.

Having said that, I have to say that refusing to leave the vehicle was a mistake. If a psychopath give you an opportunity to exit the situation and avoid further confrontation, it's usually best to go that route. All the information you need to file a report on the driver is already on your phone. Just get out of the blast zone and be safe. Request another driver through the app and worry about filing a complaint once you get to your destination.

Just my two cents.
Thanks your right and with hindsight i should have done that. I was simply holding my ground since he was the one calling police trying to pretend he was in danger.

Why didn't u get out when he told u to? I don't understand this part. If someone doesn't want u in their property, why refuse to get out? Hope ur not wanting sympathy on this board. I can't believe u would make up an account on UP.net to tell ur story hoping we would side with u.

Ur issue is being cheap. Grease the driver $5-10 and see how much nicer he gets. For better safety try getting a city taxi or a limo.
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Why didn't u get out when he told u to? I don't understand this part. If someone doesn't want u in their property, why refuse to get out? Hope ur not wanting sympathy on this board. I can't believe u would make up an account on UP.net to tell ur story hoping we would side with u.

Ur issue is being cheap. Grease the driver $5-10 and see how much nicer he gets. For better safety try getting a city taxi or a limo.
SMH .... You don't even know what your talking about....Why would i grease him if he didn't even finish the journey?? Talking nonsense
 

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Thanks your right and with hindsight i should have done that. I was simply holding my ground since he was the one calling police trying to pretend he was in danger.

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SMH .... You don't even know what your talking about....Why would i grease him if he didn't even finish the journey?? Talking nonsense
If your all upset get your own car. Wait untill SDVs come out. The country will be 1 big public transit so get used to it
 

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Well Im not here to tell anyone how to do there job as an Uber driver. Im here to simply warn others from my experience. However if you want to play devils advocate then consider the fact that it is also not at my discretion to ride Uber for free. So If you understand anything about offer and acceptance and service he had no right to stop the vehicle and ask me to leave it without just cause.
I'm not playing devil's advocate, his conduct sucks. But, you were wrong too and put yourself in a worse situation and have zero legal authority to refuse to exit his property upon request.

I'm looking at it objectively from both sides....and both were in the wrong. Again, learn from it.
 

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Well Im not here to tell anyone how to do there job as an Uber driver. Im here to simply warn others from my experience. However if you want to play devils advocate then consider the fact that it is also not at my discretion to ride Uber for free. So If you understand anything about offer and acceptance and service he had no right to stop the vehicle and ask me to leave it without just cause.
Thanks for the advice! So don't act like a *****, duly noted...

He actually had every right to end the trip. Would I have been that driver? No, I don't get easily irritated but back seat drivers are very, very irritating especially when GPS is doing a fine job.

Thanks your right and with hindsight i should have done that. I was simply holding my ground since he was the one calling police trying to pretend he was in danger.

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SMH .... You don't even know what your talking about....Why would i grease him if he didn't even finish the journey?? Talking nonsense
he wasn't pretending to be in danger. He wanted you off his property, you refused to leave his property, law enforcement's job is to remove such individuals from such properties. He was fully in the right to call the police and it blows my mind that you feel entitled to remain.

Not the best driver out there, but certainly not the best rider either...
 

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Thanks your right and with hindsight i should have done that. I was simply holding my ground since he was the one calling police trying to pretend he was in danger.

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SMH .... You don't even know what your talking about....Why would i grease him if he didn't even finish the journey?? Talking nonsense
Do u know how to grease? It means tip before. It sets the tone for ur ride. Like a lubricant to to the chain of a bike before u ride.

U refusing to get out of car when requested tells me all there is to know about u. Any person with any logic would know that nothing good could ever come from it. This is HIS vehicle. U are intruding on his property. It's not a city bus, it's not a company limo or taxi. It's his property. It's like me going to ur house and refusing to leave.

Ur just bitter because u received bad service. U know the saying.....u get what u paid for.
 
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