99% of Uber rides go off without a hitch but when that one tricky situation comes up, it’s important to be able to think on your feet and make the right decision. Today, I’m sharing a guest post from reader Dave F who had one of those 1% rides and describes what it was like, what he could have done better and what he’ll do going forward.
If you’d like to guest post on RSG, please send me an e-mail with a topic or two in mind and we’ll take it from there. I’m especially looking to start posting city-specific driving stories, strategies and tips if you’ve got any.
My name is Dave F and I’m a student at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. I started driving for Uber one or two nights a week to supplement my modest stipend as a graduate student, which has served as a great source of supplemental income. Athens is a huge college town and, as such, the most frequent ride requests are between student housing and the bars downtown. This fact makes encountering intoxicated riders an inevitability.
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This is the story of one such ride, and the lessons I learned from it. [Read more…]