While all Uber drivers have their eyes on the road, some also have their ears open and overhear backseat conversations that belong in a confession booth. Drivers shared the juiciest tidbits they've picked up about passengers on the job, and the range from the salacious to the straight-up sad. Open your app because these stories are worth five stars.
Drove for Lyft (in Denver, CO) between jobs this summer. My third pax ever, and he was going to the airport. He said he was moving to Florida, to get away from it all. But didn't have any luggage, not even a carry-on. I wasn't going to say anything about it, but my curiosity got the best of me.
"So, where's all your luggage? Did you ship everything ahead of time?"
He doesn't say anything right away, and just as I was deciding that perhaps I wasn't going to get an answer...
"Nah, I just had my friend call me a Lyft and he set up my flight. I just escaped from prison but we look so much alike, his ID will work for me to travel."
I was quiet the rest of the trip. -chriscosta77