My Famous Uber Driver


Maddie Gill, Managing Editor

While taking Ubers around any big city, you’re bound to come across a variety of personalities. Some drivers are completely silent with the radio off, some are talkative and accommodating of the rider’s needs, and some are just downright creepy.

In my experience in Los Angeles, I had the best driver in history. Not only was he incredibly cool, but he was hospitable and gave some interesting advice about navigating the city. Honestly, just being nice and making small talk makes all the difference in a rider’s experience.

You would think that drivers would go above and beyond in order to get a big tip or a good rating. However, I guess it just depends on whether or not they actually care about those things. At the end of the day, it is just a car service so not everyone is as willing to interact with their driver as openly as myself. But, considering that you are in a stranger’s vehicle, it seems like your best bet to be friendly to avoid any weird confrontation.

Also, Uber rides are painfully expensive. If my bank account could cry, it would be sobbing at the moment. Despite Uber rides supposedly costing less than a taxi, some rides cost upwards of $70 to $100 dollars in big cities. I’m not sure if that is something that can be reevaluated by the company or if it is just a result of the inflation in the country, but nonetheless, Uber will always be convenient no matter where you are.