There are few jobs that give you an inside look into people's lives quite like a taxi or Uber driver. Day after day you witness the places people go, the ways they conduct themselves under the influence, and how they treat you - a stranger they usually expect to never see again.
While most taxi rides are relatively uneventful interludes of phone scrolling and radio bops, anyone who has driven professionally has a few wild rides tucked up their sleeve.
"I picked up 4 guys wearing neon green tutus. The guy in the front seat looks at me while I’m driving and says, “Don’t do drugs.” Then proceeds to snort cocaine from some sort of vial. I smiled and said, “please don’t do drugs in my car.”"
"I was unemployed at the time. Quit a job due to an abusive/toxic work environment. Had recently graduated a coding boot camp but wasn’t having any luck landing new opportunities. Bills were piling up, and honestly I was losing hope. I’m about to call it a night, driving drunks around gets tiring when I decide ehh what’s one more? Turns out these three older women wanted to do some gambling in the next state over and had trouble finding a ride."