While we talk about cab drivers, they have different types but most of them fall into two major categories.
First are those who won’t have a conversation with you at all and the others are those who won’t miss a chance to initiate a conversation. Moreover, it depends on the gender too. For instance, if it’s a girl passenger, most cab drivers instantly become creepy but then there are good drivers too, who would like to focus more on their jobs instead and sit silently.
Now, if I talk about myself, I don’t really like having conversations with strangers, but it’s not like I wouldn’t respond if the driver would initiate a conversation. If I feel that he’s getting creepy, I can get rude and tell him to shut up.
As I said earlier that ladies have to face a lot of creepy guys, this lady had a similar experience when she left her wallet in the car.
Initially, it seemed like she found a really nice guy who’s being helpful and all, but that wasn’t the case because the guy started to expect more from her.
Woah, he went too deep…
Sadly, most girls have faced these type of creepy guys.
Let’s take a look at a story which was shared by a Reddit user known as pennyandthejets. She told how her Uber driver reacted when she refused to give him her number.
Last night I got an Uber home from the bar I was at with my boyfriend and friends. I was alone, and the driver seemed nice. We talked about bars we like, our jobs, and where we are from. Then he asked for my number so we could hang out. I didn’t give it to him.
Today, I got a message saying I had been reported for inappropriate behavior. I reported the incident to Uber because I felt it was extremely unprofessional and it made me feel unsafe. Has this happened to anyone else??
Well, just because she was being a little friendly with the guy, doesn’t mean that she’s asking for it or wants to exchange her number.
He asked, she didn’t give, that’s it. It should have ended there but nope, that definitely hurt his ego and he did this. Pathetic, isn’t it?
— ItStopsNow! (@antibullying4li) June 1, 2018
Seriously!? This is terrible! Why would you follow her into her apartment? That’s a serious breach of privacy and he should have been reported to the cops!
I once had my Uber driver stalk me. I was alone in the car just striking up friendly conversation, and he was from the town that I worked in. When he said he was from here, I just nonchalantly said oh yeah I work at ‘work place’ there!
The next few weeks were awful. He showed up at my work…kept calling our phone. He stopped after about a month but still. I had our security guy walk me to my car every night cause he was so creepy.
Guys can definitely stoop to that level. I mean, come on! That’s ridiculous!
This happened to my wife. She took an Uber one night so she could go drink with her friends. When she got home she told me that her driver had been flirting with her the whole drive home, and when she got home he had asked her if he could give her his phone number. She told him she was married, and he left.
We both agreed that she is so awesome that people are going to want to flirt with her occasionally. We both had a good laugh and went to bed.
The next morning she noticed that she had an alert from Uber informing her that her driver had reported her for vehicle damage and inappropriate behavior. She was suspended from using Uber Black. We filed a report right back. Uber got with her that same day, took her statement, apologized and we never heard anything else about it.
They reinstated her ability to use Black again.
I have NO idea what resolution came from this, if anything actually happened to that driver or not. I just thought I’d let you know that you are not alone, this has happened to other women too.
I guess the drivers can’t do anything other than reporting for inappropriate behavior, losers!
I took a lyft alone to the airport at 2am. He asked me if I wanted to take a nap. After chatting me up for a while and texting someone he said he needed to pick up something but it would be quick. He pulled off the interstate and asked me how old I was. I told him 30 and he feverishly texted. He pulled the lyft sign out of his dash. Another man was in the parking lot. He walked by. “Don’t worry, I’m not robbing you, my friend.” He then got back on the interstate and we didn’t speak the rest of the way.
Yeah, I reported it and not a damn thing happened. Never take a ride alone from a stranger at night. Thank the Lord I was too old.
Woah, that definitely gave me chills. Only if she wasn’t old, she could have been assaulted. Ladies definitely need to be careful while traveling with a stranger.
You know what? It’s not just the Uber & Lyft drivers who would start being creepy to the ladies. The regular taxi guys would do that too. In fact, they have taken it to a whole new level.
I had a similar experience, in that they were highly inappropriate, however this was with a local taxi firm in my home town. I had booked my taxi on my online app on my phone, and the driver can see my number to communicate with me, if he needs to for whatever reason. This has never been something that concerned me.
However, one night a friend and I got a taxi back from a bar, as usual I had booked it on my phone. Anyway, the taxi driver was being a little creepy, but we just ignored him and made minimal conversation, however, he was getting worse and worse, and making really inappropriate comments. We were both pretty glad to get out of the taxi and go home. The following day, I got a text off a number I didn’t have saved in my phone, basically saying he was the taxi driver from last night, and thought I was very attractive and wanted to go for a drink with me. Within about 5 minutes he had text again, and again after that, being generally very creepy. I put a complaint in instantly as taking my number of his booking app and putting it into his own personal phone was at the very least at breech of data protection, not to mention extremely creepy. It was not a pleasant experience and made me feel very anxious about getting taxis alone for a while.
See, we definitely need to be careful while taking a ride with strangers.
UGH ugh ugh. I’m so sorry he did that. I’ve never experienced that personally, but this past week I think an Uber driver reported my fiancé for canceling a ride. We waited like 10 minutes for him at the airport and could see on the map the whole time that he was just sitting there, not moving anywhere. My fiancé canceled the ride and paid the fee but requested it back, and lo and behold – the next day he gets an email saying he was reported by a driver for a “disturbing encounter” and if it happens again he’ll be banned from the app. He responded to the report, so hopefully they’ll fix it, but still really annoying.
Oh yes, I have been there! They would just roam around and eventually report the passenger.
Now, I have been curious about how the report system works for both parties. Luckily, some of the drivers stepped in to explain.
I am not 100% sure but i would bet if you complain about any Uber driver they would never match your account up with that driver again. If you use a friend’s phone number and a different credit card you may run the risk of getting that driver again. It sucks to get someone who comes on to you but the companies (UBER & LIFT) are getting better at screening drivers and twerking software to avoid conflicts. Sometimes people complain because they get a shit ride or are just having a bad day and the driver is not to blame but the creepers always show repeating patterns over time so lodge a complaint just so Uber can flag names and behavior. I am sure some passengers hit on drivers too so reporting people who behave oddly (or creepy) is a way to protect both passengers and drivers.
My Uber driver last night was a pig. He said “you have to be careful with these women that take Uber because they’re usually drunk and if you sleep with them they’ll claim you raped them.” @Uber please screen your drivers. This made me feel unsafe.
— willow rosenburg (@phlegmmingway) June 10, 2018
Seriously!? That guy shouldn’t be driving ladies around!
As a noncreepy (female) Uber driver (and rider), thanks for taking the time to report it! I don’t think they do anything on the first flag (unless there was a legal issue like an assault or rape), but they do ban drivers for repeated issues. Reporting bad drivers helps us good ones keep money in our pockets! Uber can be a really dope concept and experience if the rating/reporting system is used constantly.
Uber has appointed a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, who has been focusing on customer related issues because that seems to be the biggest concern as of yet. Hopefully, he will get rid of creepy drivers!
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