Thanks to technology, people can now get around town without having to drive themselves - all for a fairly inexpensive fee. Before, if you couldn’t drive for whatever reason, you’d be forced to take public transportation, or worse, try to hail a cab. Both of those options have their drawbacks. Public transportation can take FOREVER, and cabs are expensive, often with prices going into the high double digits for a short ride. But now that Uber and Lyft exist, riders can get to where they need to go for a fairly cheap rate. But the one problem with this model is that you have to deal with Uber drivers and Lyft drivers. No matter which rideshare service you pull up on your iPhone, you’ll always end up riding with one of these types of Uber drivers.
There are distinct Uber driver types and you can spot them easily. You’ve probably ridden with all of them, and even a mixture of a few of them. It’s no wonder that there are so many Uber driver jokes floating around now that the service is so ubiquitous. Ride share driver types range from drivers who used to be cab drivers, to guys that just want to get out of the house and make a little cash.Get out your Uber driver bingo card and get ready to spot which of these Uber driver stereotypes you’ve ridden with. Vote up the types of Uber or Lyft drivers you get stuck with the most!
Some drivers can't keep their mouths shut. Even if you haven't shown any signs of wanting to have a conversation, they're content to yammer on about anything and everything for your entire ride. Don't worry about chatting back - this driver can hold a conversation with a mirror.
The Old Guy
Look, he knows he's old, but he's just doing this for the money because his sciatica keeps him up at night and he figured he might as well be making a little cash on the side. The old guy can either be a total grump or a sweetie pie, but unfortunately, there is no in-between.
The New Guy in Town
This driver just moved to the big city and he's not really sure how to get around just yet. Sure, he has Waze on his phone, but that's not going to stop him from accidentally driving south for five miles instead of actually getting you to your destination.
No matter what you say to this driver, they won't speak a word to you beyond the possible "Hello," that they'll say when you hop in the back of their Prius. Sometimes this kind of driver can be nice, but other times it's just creepy.