Never a pleasant experience to have a cab driver cancel on you, is it? Uber and Ola customers would know how common it is to book a cab and inform the driver of where you want to be dropped, only to have him cancel on you. And it seems to be happening more and more often, if complaints from Ola and Uber customers on Twitter are to be believed. But one Twitter user found a “genius” way to “hack the system” and prevent cab drivers from cancelling.
Suyash Upadhyaya shared a screenshot of his conversation with an Uber driver who asked him where he wanted to go.
“Drop,” wrote the driver, to which Upadhyaya replied: “Yes drop.”
“Drop location,” the driver asked again, to which the customer again responded “Yes. Drop at location.” The whole exchange was repeated once more before the driver finally gave up and said he was on his way to pick Upadhyaya up.
“I’m on my way,” the driver said in the end, seemingly understanding he had lost the battle. Take a look at the exchange below:
Hacked the system pic.twitter.com/kvwfWPKuvw
— Suyash Upadhyaya (@SuyashU) April 24, 2022
— siddharth thopalli (@lordthopalli) April 25, 2022
— Chiranjit Ojha (@ChiranjitOjha) April 25, 2022
I once booked a cab on @Uber_Support and the driver called just to seek drop location. I wasn’t using Uber for long so didn’t think of its purpose & gave it away. He said “coming in 5 mins” & later the driver cancelled the ride.
Now I know this is a norm.
— Firaaq (@HungryHater) April 25, 2022
not just the system, you've hacked collective consciousness
— Devanshu Kaushik (@Devanshu1110) April 24, 2022
Didn't work for me, I acted dumb but he said he'll come and cancelled
— Chinmay (@openpr) April 25, 2022
What do you think of this ‘hack’?