The day that ride-share apps became a thing was the same day that yellow cabs got the boot. Back in the good ol’ days of ride-sharing, you could hitch a ride with a stranger in their private vehicle for about $8-10 a trip. Nowadays, with the money-grubbing corporate vultures coming for the carcass of a snazzy startup, that same ride is going to take 10x as long and cost triple. What happened? Well, for those of us who are loyal cab riders and stuck to the tradition, it’s pretty obvious where the ride-sharing went wrong…. Greed.
With almost too much information going into the app (like your driver rating, your destination, your previous rides, your likelihood to tip, etc), it’s no wonder drivers are becoming more picky and entitled with their rider selection. For a driver cutting pathetic margins on each ride, of course, they’re going to be stringent. But is it right for a driver to flat-out lie about their vehicle just to make an extra buck?
No way, no how.
In our next story, a ride-share expert was forced to resort to his own version of payback after a terribly ill-mannered driver received a hard-earned one-star review. Scroll for the lies, the deception, and the sassiest, pettiest response to a bad driver.