So I’m getting ready to travel to a new Big City for work, one where I’ve never been. Everyone at the new job says they prefer Uber and Lyft rather than cabs, and it seems that management encourages that, because the cost is quite a bit less. So I downloaded the apps.
Except, when I was setting up my Uber account on the app, I accidentally told it I want to “drive for Uber”, rather than that I wanted to be a passenger.
Now I’m getting about 5 emails and texts a day from Uber, wanting me to complete my registration to become a driver. And telling me how excited they are that I’ve decided to become an Uber driver, and how much money I’m going to make and how this decision is going to Change My Life. And testimonials about other Uber drivers and how wonderful their lives all are now that they’ve decided to take control of their futures and drive for Uber.
It’s all pretty convincing.
I’ve figured out how to stop the emails, but I’m still getting the texts. I’m afraid the only way I can get it to stop, is just to sign up. As my friend Jasmyne suggested, then, when my fares ask, I’ll have a funny story about How I Became an Uber Driver. Maybe they’ll feel sorry for me, the way I was forced into the trade… and leave bigger tips. I don’t know.
And then, after I make a million dollars, and my life has been changed, I can write a testimonial about how I became an Uber driver just so they’d stop sending me texts.
And I guess… this can be Plan B in case the new gig doesn’t work out.