In other Uber news:
That moment when Uber credits you for $200 because a drunk passenger who got too turnt up at a bat mitzvah on a Sunday night threw up out of the side of your ride, literally around the corner from her destination….. and you had to clean it up.
It was so surreal because she was totally jovial and lively when she got in, which I read as “buzzed.” It didn’t seem like she would end up hurling before reaching her destination, and certainly without some sort of warning on her part. But, that just means I wasn’t paying as much attention to what was going on in the backseat as I should have been. Thinking back, I do remember hearing certain sounds, hiccups maybe, that would indicate that she was likely getting a bit woozy. Then factor in the speed of the car, the twist and turns of the road, the sensation from the street lamps, and that’s basically a recipe for disaster for a person who’s had three too many cocktails!
You should have seen how I quickly I pulled over like, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! OPEN. THE. DOOR. RIGHT NOW! …..Lol (I can laugh about it at this point.) Thank God that she actually managed to get MOST (*blech*) of the projectile out onto the ground. Miraculously, nothing was on my seats or floor. I still had to clean the entire side panel on my backseat door, which is plastic or enamel or something.
So, a bright side, glass half full way of looking at it is that the chick basically vomited cash money into my account.
So yeah, that happened.
Next time a person is drunk, I will definitely have to pay more attention to their state throughout the ride, and even choose to drive in the lane closer to the sidewalk in case I need to stop and let them out. Plus, it would be helpful to have a few of those airplane sick bags that people use when they get nauseous while flying. ANYTHING to lessen the likelihood of this happening again!