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Naim Audio systems are quite expensive and affording one is a massive extravagance. However, not when you factor this against the price of the other options Bentley offers or the other Naim Audio kits. A top-line Statement system can be more expensive than a Continental GT.
Here’s the thing, though: a Bentley audio system can change the listening behavior of the occupants. The sounds are so sensational that people may find themselves listening to music rather than spoken word. Although plenty of cars have top-notch audio systems, no other has been this good so far. The synergy between the car and the audio allows for greater relaxation and pleasure during listening. The audio system brings an appreciation of gait and refinement, and using it to listen to music is a pleasure for the ears. The Continental GT Bentley and its audio system complement each other perfectly.
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Naim Audio has been fitting Bentleys with their audio systems for over twelve years, and currently, they don’t work with any other car models. The sound balance of the audio in the Bentley Continental can be moved, the bass and treble can be adjusted, and the Digital Signal Processor allows you to switch between different modes.
40+ Uber Drivers Are Sharing Stories of Terrible Passengers They’ve Had
When you’re offering your car up for rides, prepare yourself for some creepy experiences. There’s really no restriction to who you’re driving around and what they’re able to do in your car. We’ve put together a list of stories that Uber drivers have shared about terrible passengers they’ve had. Fasten your seatbelts because you’re in for one crazy ride!
Eject Button Activated
You’re driving a group of punks around. Suddenly, though, they decide that it’s a good idea to pull your handbrake while you’re speeding down the freeway. You consequently drive off a cliff where you and those delinquents in the backseat meet your imminent end.
It’s okay to have those ‘what if’ thoughts but if you actually go through with them, you’re absolutely doomed. Luckily, the driver here knew how to take action and ultimately saved the day. Naturally, he also reported those passengers to Uber.
No Time to Shower
You’ll encounter some people who start working the moment they wake up, and their tasks only end when they fall asleep in front of their computers. Here’s a piece of advice for those workaholics — your productivity increases when you shower and maintain proper hygiene.
This driver shares how he had to Febreeze his car because a passenger had developed B.O. too potent for words. He must be thanking his lucky stars that the ride was just 10 minutes long.
This Ain’t the 18th Century
It’s appalling that we live in the 21st century, yet there are still people out there that treat others as if they’re second-class citizens. This Uber driver knows how to deal with rough passengers — simply give a one-star review to those that show him attitude takes or treat him like he’s some sort of subhuman piece of trash.
Keep that kind of behavior up, kids, and you’ll soon find yourselves hiking on the side of the road and attempting to hitch a ride.
Where’s the worst place to barf? This driver knows the answer. He was locked in his car with a passenger that couldn’t hold his own after a night of partying. Imagine that you’re having a conversation with your passenger one second and the next second, he’s puking all over your car.
In all honesty, how would you feel after that? Not great, we bet. Still, the passenger had the audacity to give the driver four stars for not being friendly — after blasting bad rap music and covering the interior of the car with vomit.
Break My Finger
Unlike drivers, passengers find it easy to get five stars from their drivers. This Lyft driver shares how he likes to give his passengers a decent rating on any given day — that is until he ended up with this particular passenger. Being that he had a little too much to drink, he wasn’t totally in his right mind.
So, he probably didn’t realize just how annoying he was being by poking and tapping the driver on the shoulder to get his attention. Well, receiving a one-star review is better than having your finger broken, at least.
Attempted Memory Loss
Imagine driving someone that’s so inebriated, they physically can’t order an Uber to the correct destination. This guy had a little too much to drink and only realized that he had put in the wrong destination when the driver arrived to take him. Because he had too much to drink, he ended up handing his phone over to the driver to reorder a cab to the correct address.
Right as the OP was about to cancel the ride and reorder a new one, the guy’s phone dies. So, the driver plugs the phone into the charger and drives him to the first destination, before setting up the second trip and taking the passenger there. That said passenger gets out when they arrive at the second address, hops into his own car, and drives off. Of course, the driver called the cops and reported the incident.
No Stars for Spitting
Taking an intoxicated fellow to the wrong address isn’t a very ideal situation for drivers. This OP mentions how his passenger didn’t log the right address into the app, and passed out before he could actually ask him what the correct destination was. After waking up a couple of minutes from the destination, completely half-brained mind you, he hocks a loogy inside the driver’s car. Ew!
Before heading inside his house, he stumbles over to his neighbor’s front porch to relieve himself. Don’t you have a bathroom inside? If we were the driver, we would have given the passenger even less than three stars!
Ridesharing in Shambles
Sharing rides on the Lyft Line or UberPool can be anywhere from fun to uncomfortable. This driver calls out passengers who misuse the app to harass women who are riding alone. Imagine sharing a ride with an inebriated passenger and enduring unacceptable behavior all whilst you’re just trying to get home.
You might be splitting costs, but is it worth the trouble? Shout out to the driver who recognizes these intimidation tactics during ridesharing.
Crossing All Sorts of Lines
Although all Uber drivers probably have their fair share of stories, female drivers usually have more experiences dealing with misogynists that believe harassment is perfectly acceptable. Unfortunately for this driver, she had to pick up two racist and bigoted passengers… at two in the morning. Not only did one of the guys try to rope her into their aggressive sneering but he also insulted her when she rejected his advances.
When that didn’t work, he thought that bragging about his firearm would somehow change her mind. The passenger then attempted to block the driver on her way out. To top it all off, the OP/driver had to clean up the spill from a spit bottle that was left by the pervs.
This Guy Has Had It
Can you imagine having to drive around entitled jerks as if you’re their personal chauffeur? It’s hard to believe that this nightmare is a reality for some people. This driver shares that he can’t handle passengers that cost him money — latecomers, or even people that have made asked him to stop mid-transit without offering extra cash. He gives those types of passengers a one-star rating, along with people that are just plain rude for no reason.
The moral of the story here is not to waste your driver’s time. Instead, treat them with respect as they’re providing a service to you. If you don’t, you might end up with a pretty crummy rating.
Asking for Trouble
We think it goes without saying that you never want to end up in this kind of situation. This passenger was absolutely shameless, not to mention reckless, from the moment she got into the OP’s car. After making what she thought was a seamless and “stealthy” transaction, she hopped back into the Uber and didn’t wait long to try out her new goods.
In fact, it didn’t even phase her that they drove past six police cars. The most bizarre part? This OP was driving the woman to her parole officer’s office.
No Open Containers
Whether or not you’re driving, bringing open containers into a car is not allowed and, in fact, puts the driver in jeopardy of getting a DUI. This OP shares this exact experience.
The cops aren’t your friends from high school, and neither is your driver. It’s absolutely shocking that these passengers thought it was perfectly acceptable to light up illicit substances in the back seat of this Uber. The worst part is that they had no remorse whatsoever.
Red Solo Cup
It’s horrifying when passengers see you as their personal butler and think they can do anything they want. This Uber driver discusses how one passenger tried to get in the car with a cup full of booze. Little did the OP know that this would be the least of the problems during this ride.
The passenger verbally abused and threatened the driver — not to mention that he refused to pay. The driver did the sensible next thing he could think of and called the police. The guy ended up getting charged with assault, theft of service, and being indecent in public. Yikes!
The last person you would want to drive is someone that’s linked to the devil himself. This driver shares how he picked up a person that was clearly not in his right mind. After getting into the car, he spent the whole ride muttering incessantly about how he’d like to take his own life — as well as the lives of others.
What makes it that much more unsettling? The fact that this passenger let out a laugh after each sentence. Uh, buddy, it sounds like you need some help!
Here’s the Criteria
This Uber driver shares the standard criteria in what can earn you a high or low rating as a passenger. As long as you don’t do the things that this OP listed in their post, you’ll be good to go. If you do take a full five minutes to come out to the car, without so much as a text or call, you’re in for a one-star rating.
If you try to squeeze in more passengers than the car can fit and you didn’t specify that amount of people in your order, prepare for a one-star review. If you make a mess, one star, people!
Puking First Class
What do you do with belligerent passengers who only bring trouble? The driver in this story drove two guys in their early 20s. Just before the ride ended, the guy sitting in the front seat puked all over the car.
What’s interesting is that they offered to clean it up. Because the driver refused their offer, though, the guys attempted to attack him. Luckily, the driver was able to avert the situation by driving off and leaving the guys with a 10-minute walk.
Middle Aged Pervs
What’s worse than four inebriated college kids? This driver says that she’s had far more terrible experiences with single middle-aged men than young adults. She mentions how there was this one time that a man attempted to grope her and lay on her lap while his wife and her friends were sitting in the back.
The blockhead then puked four times just a block away from the destination. Have fun with the $150 cleaning fee, bud! It’s no wonder this driver would rather pick up four overserved college kids than one inebriated middle-aged man.
Of all the craziest Uber passenger moments, this next one is just downright weird. The driver reminisces scenes of the time he drove two Uncle Sams around. The costumes were so professional that male Uncle Sam and female Uncle Sam looked exactly the same, other than their height.
The ride wasn’t easy, though. After an intense fight over the female Uncle Sam’s betrayal and trying to rope the (panicking) driver in as a third party observer, the duo engaged in a violent make-out session.
Whole Lot of Entitlement
It’s actually an advantage when passengers ask you to take them to busy streets, because you can earn more cash that way. Unfortunately, this particular OP ultimately picked up an overly aggressive man that didn’t even have the common courtesy to greet the driver hello. As soon as he got into the car, he asked the driver to move her seat forward and turn off the music.
Then, he proceeded to have the driver turn around and head back into the very direction from which they came. Why? Well, because the angry fella ended up canceling his reservation in Beverly Hills after cursing out an innocent hotel receptionist. That’s a whole lot of entitlement for just nine bucks!
Gone or Passed Out?
No matter what kind of fluids a person excretes from their body, the worst kind for an Uber driver is always blood. This Uber driver recalls the terror that he faces when he finds bartenders overserving their customers and directing them to an Uber once they’ve gotten to the point that they can barely stand.
What do you do if the guy in your backseat looks less than alive, especially when you find blood on the seats — call 911 or just bring them straight to their destination? We’d say the former, rather than the latter.
FYI, Uber Records Everything
It’s one thing if you end up with a passenger that isn’t the greatest. It’s a totally different story when your job is at stake because of an awful passenger. A Utah driver quotes how he once faced a young passenger who attempted to get a refund by saying that the poor guy had driven “dangerously, sped, and committed road rage” during his ride. Not only was this a blatant lie, but the ride only cost $13!
This led to the driver receiving a warning that if the driver did this again, he would be deactivated. Fortunately, Uber records everything — which the kid didn’t know — and so, the driver was able to prove that his average speed throughout the ride was only 21 miles per hour. In your face, kid!
Your Worst Nightmare
There are some moments in everyone’s career that make them reconsider their life choices. As for this Uber driver, he made a big mistake by picking up this sicko. The 40-something-year-old passenger was wasted and asked to pull over in front of a Kroger grocery store.
He leaves his wallet on the front seat and proceeds to walk over to a streetlight to pee. Mind you, the driver is watching this whole thing happen. Seconds later, the passenger then squats and does the unthinkable — all while smiling wickedly at the horrified driver. As Ted from How I Met Your Mother says, nothing good ever happens after two in the morning.
Shocking Sense of Entitlement
If you were an Uber driver, what would you despise more? Farts or attitude? This observer mentions toilet farts. He believes that around 30% of riders have this profound sense of entitlement in which they feel that they can belittle the working-class around them.
He also mentions how it’s completely unjustified since the measly salaries the drivers receive help the working-class as much as it benefits the company itself.
Of all the strangers out there, it isn’t surprising to find some men that pretend to help you and some that genuinely come to your aid. The Uber driver — or should we say Uber hero — shares his experience about the worst rider he has ever had.
A wasted girl fell down on her way to the Uber and was helped — or groped — by one pervy man. The driver here tells that creep to take a hike and proceeds to assist her to his car. He fastens her seatbelt, drives her to the requested destination, and even helps her to the front door. While they’re waiting for her roommate to unlock the door, the passenger ends up peeing all over the driver’s thigh — to the point that he had to drive home barefoot and in his boxers.
From spitting out loogies to barfing mid-way, it’s near impossible to keep your cool when your passenger’s a sicko. Whether you’re nervous, you ate something that didn’t agree with you, or someone scared the bejeezus out of you, it’s necessarily the most ideal situation to poop yourself in the backseat of an Uber!
Still, at least this passenger felt some sort of remorse and compensated by tipping the driver $50. Let’s just hope that the stench wasn’t too potent!
A Little Show for Everyone
Inebriated sorority girls can be fun, even if they do speak like five-year-olds. This driver picked up a gang of five girls at 10:30 pm. They were definitely an entertaining bunch for the majority of the ride, but that all flew out the window when they were about a minute away from the destination.
Then came the vomit, the urine, and the belligerence. And although they did manage to thank the driver for all her efforts, these girls left the car an absolute disaster.
For most drivers, peeking at the rearview mirror is their main source of entertainment, which this guy missed out on. He drove two girls home at three in the morning who he deemed to be quiet and polite. The dashcam review showed a whole different story, though.
It seems that they posed with a fake weapon the entire time and ended up destroying the guy’s backseat. The girls did pay full price for the new seat, and rightfully so! It makes you wonder what damage the two girls could have caused.
Don’t Mess With an Ex-Marine
Uber drivers can expect the occasional crazy passenger. Still, it’s not cool to cross the line and blame the driver for driving safely. This passenger was so upset that the OP wouldn’t speed through a downpour, he actually had the audacity to spit on the very person who was taking him to the airport.
The driver, a 250lb ex-Marine, kicked him out on the side of the freeway and dropped his luggage off half a mile away. Lesson learned — even if Uber didn’t agree with how the lesson was taught.
Don’t Tell Me What to Do
Inebriated college girls can be so dreadful to deal with, especially when they continually ask you if it’s okay to throw up inside your car. This driver felt picked up three trashed girls before calling it a night. Their friend, who didn’t ride with them, ordered the Uber and paid for the ride.
Her three totally overserved friends stumbled into the car and yelled at the driver when he told them that they were not allowed to barf in his car. They finally make it to the destination, where the driver attempts to help the three stooges into their friend’s house, but that didn’t happen. Instead, one of the girls vomited all over the hood of the car and took off down the street. The second friend fell over in the street and laid there laughing. We have no idea what happened to the third.
If you’re a female driver, there’s a good chance that you’ll be hit on by a creep or two. This girl mentions how she picked up a UCLA law student who thought it would be okay to make a move on her. The guy first made OP wait for his wasted friend, but she didn’t mind.
He then rambled about peeing on his ex-girlfriend’s front porch and managing to escape a DUI. The third karmic strike left — and he dared to hit on the mace-equipped driver. Oh, no!
Escaped an Arrest
Uber drivers need to be sensible if they want to escape a ticket. This driver gave Hollywood a shot and decided to pick up a group of girls. After a stream of glaring randos, the girl shoves one friend into the car while she calls out for the rest.
The girl holds onto the car door all whilst the cops shout at the driver to move. He then drives the one overserved girl in circles until she mumbles out her address. The guy drops her home only to find the rest of the gang waiting.
We have to admit that, although socially evident, not many Uber drivers face stalking from the rider’s wives. One Uber driver got involved in some spousal drama as he picked a man from a bar. As he drove onto the freeway, he realized that they were being followed.
The passenger’s wife kept beeping and tailing the car, understandably freaking out the driver. The husband assured him not to worry and that she’ll eventually stop. The woman ended up following the Uber the entire 20-minute ride until the guy hopped out and headed straight for the casino.
The Beginning and the End
Very few outsiders get to see the beginning and end of a relationship. Well, this Uber driver got to see both. He first mentioned the time he took first took the couple for a ride. Their conversation led the guy to understand that they were a new couple.
After four weeks, the driver got a request to pick up a lady from the trailer park. It turns out that it was the same couple that he had previously driven. This time, though, the guy dumped the girl and threw her out. He shoved two suitcases and a purse into the car before telling the OP to drive her home. Awkward!
One of the most uncomfortable moments you face when driving an Uber is when old people are just too terrified to adapt to the technology. This Uber driver encountered an elderly woman whose family called an Uber to drive her to the airport.
The duo sat in 45 minutes of grotesque silence other than the few instances that the woman asked the driver if he was married. At the end of the ride, the woman kept offering money for the fare that was already paid for. She thought he’d report her for not paying. Tragic!
Get a Room
What would you offer for a $20 tip? This Uber driver shares a worth-it moment when he picked up a middle-aged man and woman. The 50-something-year-old man kept flirting and complimenting the woman before they started violently making out.
The guy then got on top of the woman and used the driver’s seat as leverage. He then tries to get an even better grip by grabbing onto the driver’s shoulder and face! This is when the driver sped his down the freeway in hopes that the couple wouldn’t get past second base in his brand new car.
Only the driver can decide whether or not the ride was worth it for the money. This story begins with the driver noticing a kid sitting on the curb, “zoning in and out of coherent consciousness.” Before the driver could get too far, he receives a ride request from that very kid.
The boy gets his address wrong and offers the driver $200 to drive him to Bel Air. Within a few minutes of that exchange, he barfs out the window all over the passenger door. In the end, the kid’s mom pays $300 for all the damage done because — you guessed it — he doesn’t have any money of his own to pay the driver.
I’ll Pray for You
We’re not really certain if the Uber driver was doing this out of the kindness of his own heart, or if he was actually an accomplice in an act of infidelity. The driver picked up a middle-aged man at three in the morning. After a brief conversation, the driver mentions that the passenger’s “happy ending” is actually northwest in Koreatown.
The guy weirdly talks about how he and his wife are churchgoers and even asks the driver to join him at church one time. The driver then offers to drive him up a mile so that the wife doesn’t question the ride or receipt. At one point, the driver even got on the phone with the passenger’s wife to lie to her! We don’t know how we feel about all of this…
We’ve seen Uber drivers claiming they’ve had to drive pets for their owners, but this next story is eccentric. The guy that called the Uber put a blow-up doll in the car with booze taped to its hands.
The guy closed the door and had the driver take the blow-up doll to the requested destination. What we’re left wondering is what happened once they arrived at the address? Did the driver deliver the doll to someone? Did a real-life person come out and retrieve the doll from the car?
Hit That Like a Freight Train
While the number of elderly men that hit on female Uber drivers is obvious, you’ll be surprised at the amount of elderly women that make moves on male drivers. This Uber driver shared an experience in which a 74-year-old woman complained that her boyfriend was too inebriated to “service her” — let alone drive her home.
After an attempt to bring the driver home, the OP replied that it was too early to end the night, as he needed the money. Who knows what would have happened had she offered him some extra money…
Outsmarting a Thief
This Uber driver probably had a fun night out. When it’s three in the morning, the rides are always interesting. Here, two guys get into the car and cannot stop laughing. Midway, one of them asks for the driver’s wallet as he somehow left his license in there. Uh, what?
Understanding the scenario and what the passenger was trying to do, the driver handed an old wallet over with a dollar inside. The guy hops out and starts making a run for it only to realize that the driver had caught on and handed him over an old wallet rather than his own. Attempted robbery? We think not!
Luke Skywalker Waiting
While it’s more apparent in movie theaters or maybe comic conventions, it’s rare to see someone scream movie lines out of nowhere. This Uber guy encountered a rather loud Star Wars fan.
After some incessant dialogues of having the high ground, the passenger affirms that General Kenobi is indeed the bold one. Probably practicing his lines for a play? The Uber driver should rather deal with that Jedi slime himself.
Haunting in the Woods
Have you ever come across someone who you knew would end you? This Uber driver is a survivor. He picked up a rider from a busted place, somewhere that looked like it could have been the set of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The passenger simply said that he got intoxicated at a bar with some friends.
When the driver stated that there weren’t any bars near the pickup location, the passenger looked straight at him. Of course, the guy felt safer when they left that deserted barn. At least he got a $10 tip — which was apparently meant for someone named Maria.
This seems like a more realistic and contemporary sequel of Pretty Woman. The Uber driver here drove three women to a casino. They wanted him to hang out with them before safely returning them home, so they paid him by the hour.
That’s not all, though. One of the three women actually helped the guy fix up his resume. He’s now beginning a job as a Data Engineer. This story just goes to show that not all Uber passengers are awful even if we’ve seen quite a few on this list.
There’s something unsettling about driving a stranger around that never ordered an Uber. This Uber driver stopped at a hotel to pick up a woman named Tracy. But, two different Tracys showed up.
The guy ended up giving the real Tracy a ride to her requested location before taking stranger Tracy to her desired location for 20 bucks. It sounds like a good deal to us but this guy thinks it was a bad decision because you really can’t trust strangers.