I use Uber daily, and have had the good fortune of meeting some pretty interesting Uber drivers from all over the country and continent.
None of them, however, have come close to George the Uber Driver, who has taken the Uber experience to a whole new level.
George Ure had the brilliant idea of printing out menus which he distributes during his rides.
The menus invite passengers to choose the kind of Uber ride they want, and it’s probably something that most of us can relate to.
Originally, Ure had been asking riders what kind of ride they wanted to have — a stand up ride where he tells jokes or a silent ride where he remains quiet — and decided to make something that people could read themselves.
“It would actually be kinda funny and it would also be helpful, too,” Ure told Mashable over the phone.
After a tweet from one of his passengers went viral this week, so did Ure. He woke up to a friend calling to say, “Hey, you went viral,” a fact he was hard-pressed to believe. “I just woke up, and I was like, ‘this is not happening!'”
Here’s the tweet that started it all.
last night my uber gave me a menu on what kind of ride i wanted , pic.twitter.com/SMBBV4kVpu
— Łuí (@LuisLovesGoats) February 25, 2019
Ure was then inspired to start his own Twitter account:
— GeorgeTheUberDriver (@uber_george) February 26, 2019
The menu offers his clients a range of Uber experiences, including:
I wonder if he does combos, like where he listens to your worries and woes, and then uses those to be as rude as possible?
Ure is also thinking about the future of his menus. Taking notes from a chef friend, he’s going to update the menu when spring and summer hit. “I mean, the seasons change, the menu has to. You gotta keep it fresh,” he said. Ure’s not sure what’ll make it to the new menus just yet, but he’s been brainstorming. “I have a lot of ideas, some are good, some are bad, most of them are funny.”
Ure, is all about pleasing the customers, he just needs some help knowing how do to that. “Tell the driver what you want,” is his biggest piece of advice for passengers. His menu encourages his riders to speak up.
“I’m an Uber driver and a medic, I can’t read minds, bro.”
Oh yeah, he’s a trained medic, too. This guy is pretty much the perfect Uber driver.
If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, do it now (and welcome to 2019, we’ve been expecting you).
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