I have been an Uber rider for more than 2 years and, in general, I would assess my overall experience as quite satisfactory and, at times, quite excellent!  The number of times that my trip has been disappointing are so few that I could still count it on one hand.

Speaking of excellent trips last Wednesday morning I was blessed with an excellent (superlative! awesome!) ride with Uber Partner/Driver, Christian.

uber-christianI make a habit of calling my driver when I receive confirmation that an Uber is on its way.  After saying good morning/afternoon/evening, the first question I always ask is, “Sir/Ma’am, what color is your car?”  (just so I don’t mistakenly try to board the wrong car).

Christian greeted me back and told me his car was a Honda Mobilio and indicated the color.  I confess I cannot recall at the moment what color he said it was but I had an idea that it was not a sub-compact or a sedan.

The car.

I was gobsmacked to see this beauty approaching me (as I said, I could not recall the color so this is probably not the same color as Christian’s car :D).  It is about the same size as a CRV but sleeker and seemingly roomier.

The Honda Mobilio can comfortably seat 7 passengers and I was alone on the trip as I was on my way to work.

The driver.

As soon as the car pulled up in front of the house, Christian stepped out to greet me and opened the door of the backseat for me.  He greeted me with a warm smile while wearing slacks, a sports coat, and shades.  I was quite taken aback! He looked like he has just stepped out of a magazine! 😀

As I got into the car I couldn’t help thinking, “wow, he’s so posh!  I think I am under-dressed.”  hehehe.  I think he was dressed better than I was. 😀  I felt so special that my Uber driver would go out of his way to dress nice for me. 😀  Yes, I realize it wasn’t just for me, specifically, but I appreciate the effort, nonetheless.

Upon starting the trip he made sure I was comfortable by asking me if the aircon was too cold and if I wanted to listen to any particular kind of music.  When I said that the aircon was fine and that any music will do he then asked me if I was ok with bossa, which, as I said I was ok with.  In my mind I was thinking, “this guys got class, indeed!”

We carried on a pleasant conversation during the entire trip and time seemed to fly by so fast.  There was barely any traffic and Christian was a very careful driver.  As we approached SDA, where I teach, I directed him to climb up the ramp driveway and go all the way to the level area (not the incline) so that I would not have difficulty getting out.  He not only complied he even got out and opened the door for me and told me to have a good day.

I truly hope that I get the opportunity to ride with him again in the future. I also hope that more Uber drivers could provide the same level of excellent service that I received that day.

Kudos, Christian!  And God bless!  You truly deserve the five stars!
Riding in style with Uber

I have been an Uber rider for more than 2 years and, in general, I would assess my overall experience as quite satisfactory and, at times, quite excellent!