One of the most exciting parts about driving is the uncertainty with each and every ride. You never know what type of passenger you’re going to get and just how far you’re going to go. Today, RSG contributor, Joe Strandell shares with us a story about his longest ride ever.
What’s the longest ride you’ve ever given? For me, it was back in September of 2014.
It was a normal day of driving for Uber in Santa Barbara. I get a call from a hotel, no big deal. I show up and an Indian woman with pink pants and a backpacking backpack gets into my car. I swipe to start the ride and then I realize something crazy.
The destination is in Palo Alto.
I thought it was a mistake. She said, “I can call another Uber if you can’t do it.” I say, “no no, I have the time.” We get on the freeway and I make sure to call someone letting them know where I’m going for the day! [Read more…]