Zachary Kee-Clemmer https://www.thezebra.com 1m 271
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Sharing A Ride With These 10 Types Of People
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have been transforming the way we travel on a daily basis. In 2009, after Uber co-founder Garrett Camp got frustrated with the prices of black car services, he realized he could create a way to split the costs with others effectively creating the rideshare idea. Since its launch, Uber has quickly become the largest tech startup, if you can even call it that now, surpassing AirBnB by over $30 billion in 2018.
With that said, you’ve probably used a rideshare service before. If so, you know that, for all its benefits, using a rideshare service can be a bit of a guessing game. You enter into this awkward situation of riding in a complete stranger’s car and being forced to make conversation — or worse, forced to sit in silence — for the duration of the ride. Sometimes you get lucky and the person is a great conversationalist, has snacks and lets you pick the music. But more often that not, rideshare drivers make things awkward one way or another.
That’s why The Zebra created this guide to help those who struggle with awkward rideshare drivers. The guide breaks down the 10 most common types of rideshare driver personalities you’ll run into, from drivers who share too much to those that don’t say a word. We give tips on how to deal with each type and the appropriate rating to give for each driver.
Check out the full infographic below. My personal favorites are Wise Wilbur and Traveling Terry.
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