Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Better Not To Sleep When Riding a Taxi

Long Route
It cannot be denied that ordering an Uber is a great way to get back home safely when you've had a little bit too much to drink. Unfortunately, if you get too drunk and just so happen to pass out in the backseat of your Uber, you're effectively at the mercy of your driver.

In a quirky story that has made headlines across the globe (via CNN), an Uber rider in London passed out in the backseat whereupon the driver decided to test his luck and take advantage of the situation. So instead of taking the inebriated passenger straight home in what would have been a quick and painless 4-mile journey, our enterprising hero of a driver instead opted to go on a 20-mile detour before ultimately reaching the intended destination, all in an effort to rack up a more expensive trip.

After sobering up the next morning, the Uber passenger was flabbergasted when he took a look at the route used to get him home. The photo of the route in question was posted to Twitter (with a DAAAAAAAMN UBER tagline) where it quickly began making the rounds.

When the dust settled, the rider was charged approximately US$ 150 for what should have been a US$ 22 trip back home. As you can tell above, the Uber driver took a bizarre and needlessly long circuitous route to the destination.

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