I have driven for Uber and Lyft now for over 4 years. That’s over 11,000 rides and 180,000 miles on my, once new, 2014 Hundai Elantra GT! . . . . an average of 180 miles each day I have driven in Santa Barbara and now San Diego.

So I have learned, it’s a little bit of an art to make the customer feel comfortable. At first, I had this predictable script I would go thru when they entered my car. It went something like . . .

Me:  “Hey, welcome, welcome, welcome! What are you up to today?

Customer:  “not much”

Me:  “Oh, well do you like music”?

Customer:  “Yeah, OK.”

Me:  “Well, I am going to put some music on, and if you don’t like what I am playing – Please, Please, . . . . let me know.”

Well, since my wife passed away, I have made it a point to risk taking the initiative in conversations, even with someone I may only be with for 5 minutes and never see again.  I just want to connect and try and help both our days to be better.  So, since I am somewhat of an idea guy and I like games and music, I am now able to give the rideshare customer some options when they get in my car!

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Three girls in back seat of car

I now can say –

OK, What would you like:

“UberCashCab, UberPoolKaraoke or UberPoolDancing?   OK, you chose to go with UberCashCab, where we play for real, authentic, make-believe cash!


First, I want to assure you that I am going to get you to your destination safely. Speak up if you have any concerns. OK?


Now, quickly these simple rules:


  1.  We play head to head with trivia questions – I will start with San Diego trivia and then you give me a trivia question you feel very confident about!
  2. Starting bet is $1,000 in totally authentic make believe cash – then double or nothing. 
  3. Let’s Go!

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