Taxi Drivers And Riders Share The Most WTF Backseat Conversations They've Ever Overheard
If bartenders are the unofficial therapists of the world, what does that make taxi drivers? Or Uber drivers for that matter? Lyft? Exactly how would we classify their job, when they are forced to listen to the drunk, out of sorts riders of the world? We can't be sure, but is entertaining to hear the stories.
Reddit user, u/Donaaatas, wanted the most WTF of the What The What when they asked:
Difference Between Taxi and Uber
''Are you an uber?''
''I said, are you an uber?''
Solving Problems In The Backseat
I was kind of in the middle of this conversation, myself. There was a lady in the front seat, and her boyfriend sat in the back. I'm a very talkative person whenever I have fares, so I start a conversation. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, this happened:
Her (To me): "My fucking god, you remind me so much of my ex"
Him: "Oh my f-cking god, babe... I swear, your exes are the only things you EVER talk about."
She goes completely silent for a while, and he continues. "If you care so much about them, why don't you go back to them?"
Her: "You know I love you most."
Him: "Sure doesn't sound like it!"
They kept bickering about this the entire ride home (about 8 minutes) and at this point I'm just sat there, silent as all hell.
But I Promise I Won't. Promise.
I drove and had and extremely drunk middle age couple get in the car after dinner. Well the husband was extremely drunk anyway. He spent the entire twenty five minute ride telling his wife about how much he wanted to sleep with one of her friends. Not that he would of course, just how pretty she was and how much he really wanted to sleep with her. The wife was not pleased.
Call Me Tony Montana
I drive part time in Las Vegas. Last labor day I pick up a group of 4 (2 men, 2 women) and they were heading to a very popular gay club near the strip. The ride started out normally, just some people in their 20s going to party. After about 10 minutes of normal conversation they some how get on the topic of which cities they've visited have the best cocaine.
My car is a particularly bad place to have this conversation, especially on that very weekend because it just so happened to be the 12 year anniversary of my father passing away from a cocaine overdose........ I had to shut them down very quickly and once I told them why, no one said another word for the rest of the ride.
Can You Kick Them Out?
In an uber pool these 2 people started talking about Richard Spencer and were praising him.
This was on the west coast.
Still On The Job
I was giving this couple a lift 3 days after my younger brother had died and wasn't really feeling conversation. I was keeping my eyes on the road and the lady said to the man, "honey, our driver looks like he's on drugs; look how out of it he looks," as if I wasn't in the vehicle.
I smiled at the lady and said, "so how's your night going?" She didn't even answer.
It Means No Worries
Not a taxi driver, but I was in an uber pool with my gf going to the airport at 4am. We pick up this white girl, who looks high/drunk AF, and sits in the front seat next to our African driver. She starts talking and her words are slurring and asks the driver where he's from, to which he says "Kenya".
She says "Hakuna Matata, I speak Swahili" and our Uber driver laughs at her. She says something else in Swahili and her and the driver talk for like 20 minutes in Swahili. The whole time my gf are just looking at each other like wtf is happening. Apparently she wasn't lieing and spoke some pretty good Swahili
I been driving in NYC for the past 6 years....I had these hipster from Brooklyn one late Saturday night. I just picked them up from a bar (2 girls 1 guy) and the guy was telling the girls about this guy (jack) he was talking to at the bar.
He apparently was talking to another guy (noname) about this chick he slept with in college who had a cold vagina. Jack sitting next to him turned and said "Are you talking about anna" he turned to Jack and said Yeah you know her??
Jack then said yea I banged her too and could never figure out her deal. They then bonded over Anna. Then it got weirder because the girls started talking by themselves about the parties they use to throw....one was with a dead cat in a pool and someone was playing a violin in the pool and some girl showed up in a duck tape dress only covering her privates.. yes you meet a bunch of stranger people driving in NYC
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Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.