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Page 2: Schultz: My Top Ten Ride-Sharing Complaints


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3. No Offensive Music

Without Uber and Lyft, I might’ve missed how horrible pop music has become.  This isn’t some “I’m so old and the young people are so out-of-control” complaint.  New pop music is objectively awful.  It sounds like something a child would make up to annoy the adults in the room.

So when I get into a car, I don’t want any horrible new pop music.  I also don’t want bass-driven rap music or electronic club music.  Who is so dense that they think that the average person on their way to or from work wants to listen to this horrible noise?  I could be on my way to a Buck Rogers-themed orgy and I still would not want to hear it.

If a driver must play something, it should be neutral and inoffensive like classical music or light jazz music.  If drivers pull anything crazy on me, I tell them to turn it off which they almost always seem to resent.  This does not make me old and out of touch.  It makes me human.

4. Close the Front Windows

Uber and Lyft drivers, let’s make a deal.  Unless I specifically tell you that I want wind gusts slamming into my face like a Chinese water torture, presume that when I get in the car you need to close the front windows.  Especially you need to close the front passenger side window.  Do I look like a poodle that wants to stick my head out of the car?

Yes, I know that you want to save money on air-conditioning by opening the windows instead.  Depending on the weather, windows can work (with my permission) but you better close those front windows.

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