Uber Drivers Share The Deepest, Darkest Secrets They’ve Ever Overheard In Their Cars

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The world of transportation has been forever changed since Uber and other similar car services have made your own personal black car a click away.

Though this dawn of a new driving age continues to have its repercussions on other forms of transportation such as taxis, leading to strikes, protests, and violence in cities across the world, if you’ve used Uber or another ride sharing app before you know how convenient it is to summon a car where and when you need it, often for comparable or cheaper prices than a standard car or livery service.

Do you use Uber? Even with standard taxis, it’s incredible to take a step back and think that we get into these vehicles driven by perfect strangers and allow them to take us between our home and other destinations, while we chat on the phone or with friends in the back seat about our lives’ most intimate details.

And guess what? The Uber drivers are listening.

Watch Out for “Crazy” People

I could go on for days with these, but this one takes the cake. It’s not a secret, but just one of many insane experiences

So I picked up a guy in a suit at around 6pm on Tuesday near Venice, CA. He told me to take him downtown and per usual I asked if he had a preferred route and he said, “No whatever is quickest”. We get going and the usual banter begins. “So how long have you been driving for Uber?”Me: “1 year or so, it’s a great job”He says, “Oh cool, where do you stay at?”I answer, “In the valley” and he says, “Oh nice, nice So, how long have you been driving for Uber?” I paused and kind of half smiled, thinking he was fucking with me. He wasn’t. So I answered verbatim, “1 year or so it’s a great job.” He goes, “Oh cool, where do you stay at?”.

This repeated 3 more times before I finally answered it differently, saying “I just started, it’s not for me.” And him again replying, “Oh cool, where do you stay at?” I answered one last time the original way, but then finally, silence. By this point I was on the 10 highway, stuck in rush-hour traffic. I look in my rear view and he is rubbing his head and hair profusely, like someone going through withdrawals. He took his suit jacket off and looked severely uncomfortable. I dialed 911 on my phone in case shit went down. He then out of nowhere yells in a deeper voice than earlier, “F**K!!!!!” and I said “Umm sir is everything alright?” and he goes, “WHERE ARE WE!” I said, “Ummm on the 10 headed downtown, is that still okay?” He goes, “Yes.” At this point by the graces of the Universe, we ended up moving pretty quickly through traffic. Then, right before we exit off the 10, two miles or so from his apartment, he yelled again “WHERE ARE WE!?”.. I said, “Sir, we’re almost to your house, is that still okay? And he goes, “Yes that’s fine.”

Once we arrive, I pull up to drop him off and he gathers his stuff, opens the door and looks back in at me before walking away and in the most genuine, kind way, says, “Have a great night! Watch out for crazy people!”

Honestly one of the strangest, creepiest events ever. Subsequently, I bought a stun gun/taser and luckily so, as this was just the beginning of several crazy incidents. So damn glad I don’t drive anymore. (WachutuWarrior)

The Other Woman

I picked up this young overly affectionate couple that spent the entire trip making out in my backseat and telling each other that they loved each other. Cute.

So I drop off the couple and head on my way to pick up my text fare. I hear a cellphone ring in my backseat, realize it’s my previous ride’s, and pick up the phone to let them know I have it and I’ll come back to drop it off. Turns out it was the guys wife phoning to check in on him while he was on a business trip, which he was thoroughly enjoying with his mistress(YetiPie)

Did he leave you a good rating? (jholds)

Yeah, 5 stars and a tip. When I was going to drop off the phone I had planned to say, in front of him and his mistress : “your wife sounds like a lovely person”. I approached him with the phone and he handed me a 100. I was completely caught off guard so I thanked him and leftMy plan totally fizzled (YetiPie)

The Last Ride

Drove UBER one night it was pretty tame until I picked up two guys who wanted to go to a strip club 40 miles away. As they requested an UberSelect fare I was happy to drive that far. ($80-100) It took them 15 minutes to get ready and into the car and they seemed cool so I wasn’t worried.

As soon as we got on the freeway the guy in the passenger seat started asking about UBER driving and things got dark. After a few minutes he started saying s**t like “what would you do if someone just grabbed the steering wheel and ran the car into the median” and “have you ever thought about what would happen if someone in the back seat tried to strangle you while you were driving?” I got a little freaked out and tried to lighten the mood by asking what they were celebrating, etc, but the one guy just kept at it.

I was happy to get to the strip club and get them the hell out of the car. Bonus was the bouncer at the club gave me $40 for dropping them off there. I never drove UBER again.

Risky Business

1. Two girls taking about how they fucked the same guy. Both agreed his dick was too big and he was hurting them by lasting too long, both concluded he was gay.

2. Two middle aged couples trying to agree to a foursome. (Cayhawt)


I met a guy who owns a dispensary in Colorado, but lives in my state. He was drunk. He told me all about cheating on his wife with his girlfriend. His girlfriend got mad when he decided to go back to his wife. So this guy apparently would bring carry-on bags filled with shatter back from Colorado. The angry girlfriend knew about this and ratted him out to the police. They were waiting for him when he got off the plane from one of his trips. He was arrested. I guess he was out on bail or something. I drove him to his apartment. He was hoping his wife would forgive him and let him move back into their house. He kept telling me how much he loved her. (RexMinimus)

Going Away

Former Uber driver here. Picked a girl up a sweet girl from a bar on a Wednesday night absolutely hammered, about 10pm. She got into my car, apologized for being so drunk and politely asked if we could just drive around a little while, with the windows down.

I was prepping for a cleaning fee, trying to drive and pull a vomit bag out of the glove box, but no, she just did that airplane thing with one hand out the backseat window. She asked me if I had ever thought about dying, to which I replied, yeah I guess so.

That’s when she told me that she had cancer. It was in her brain and it was too far gone to consider chemo. I remember my heart just pounding. She told me she was dying and she was going to be okay. Tonight she was celebrating with her work friends who threw her a going-away party. She told them she was taking a position abroad.

“I just didn’t tell them that abroad was heaven.”

Jesus. F**king. Christ. I turned off my app and cried my a** all the way home. (westport76)

A Many Splendored Thing

A lesbian woman and a gay man, who were best friends, literally confessed their love for one another. It was something they kept from one another for years, and it was beautiful.(Iman_over_9000)


Took this 19 year old kids and what I assumed was his gf back to her house on pride weekend in SF. They made out the whole ride. When I dropped them off, only she got out. He said “Take me to Castro and 18th.” I said “Really?” and he said “Yeah, I only make out with girls when I’m rolling.” Never a dull moment in San Francisco. (jesseholm)

Emily’s Secret

Happened to a friend of mine He picked up these two girls, lets say Ashley and Emily, who were each other’s best friends going out to celebrate Emily’s birthday. They were supposed to be going out downtown, but once they were both in the car Emily said was not in the mood and wanted to go back home. Ashley was pissed because she was trying to do something nice for her best friend etc and the two were in a screaming match in my friends car. He ended up dropping off Ashley first and on the way home Emily explained to him that she didn’t want to go out because she is pregnant and Ashley doesn’t know. hey

Ubering for Love

I picked up a guy from a gay bar and he was noticeably coming on to me. He then confessed that he was one of the founders of a very popular gaming company and offered me $2000 dollars to come up to his room. He also refused to leave my car unless I kissed his hand. Fun times. (colzeZ)

Secret Lives

Picked up 2 dudes. They were talking about how they were going to keep hiding their relationship from their wives and children. Pretty messed up stuff. (Don2070)

Mom Knows Best

Not my story but my mom’s. She does rides in San Diego which is a a city that loves its Navy and is where future SEAL go to BUDS.

My mom was telling me one time that she gave a ride to a young man about 20 years old. He had been fighting to become a SEAL his whole life and ended up falling asleep on the last day or two of BUDS and getting dropped for the season.

He was just crushed because he made it through everything before and now he would have to wait before being able to enroll again and would be starting from scratch. Anyway, during the ride he started to open up to my mom about his other passion which was medicine and she suggested he chase that dream instead because he came off as a very caring and devoted person.

At the end of the ride he asked her to step out of the car so he could give her a hug and a huge thanks for lending an ear and giving her honest opinion about the situation. He also left her his phone number so he could give her a call and let her know what he decided to do.

A few day later he gave her a call and said he had returned back home to Texas(?) and would start taking courses to pursue a career in medicine. (tapport)