tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< November 2016 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Tipped Uber Driver

After using Uber for three years, this is the first time I have tipped a driver. I was making a trip from Berkeley to San Francisco. The quote was ten dollars for UberPOOL or twenty something for a regular Uber. I didn't understand how the pool fare can be less than half of the full fare. But it sounded like an easy choice for me. Just the bridge toll would have been five dollars, which I wasn't even charged for after I reviewed my bill.

I had a casual discussion with the driver. He believed he will get 80% of the ten dollars for this trip. I thought he misunderstood. He should have gotten 80% of the full fare while Uber get the sum of from all the POOL riders. On this particular trip, I was the only one. So the company would have lost money because it was too optimistic and quoted the price too low. In any case, ten dollars just seemed too good to be true. I decided to share my good fortune and handed him a five dollar tips at the end of the trip. This was the first time I tipped. I felt happy for it.

This morning I had an embarrassing incident. I have boarded a bus to go to work. I put my wallet against the clipper card reader and anticipated it to beep. It didn't. It dawned on me that I have taken out the clipper card last night and must have forgotten to put it back into the wallet. Guess I had to pay cash then. I found an one dollar bill, a bunch of coins, most of them nickels. I kept counting and counting and scrambling to come up with the 2.25 fare. Seeing my awkward moves, the gentlement standing next to me just handed me an one dollar bill. He saved my day. There was probably some good karma at play.

2016.11.30 comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Trump dismisses North Korean tests of 'some small weapons' (26 May 2019)

 

German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism (26 May 2019)

 

Raab and Leadsom join race for UK Tory leadership (25 May 2019)

 

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns (26 May 2019)

 

Saudi women runners push boundaries on the streets (25 May 2019)

 

Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws (26 May 2019)

 

Everest: British man among latest mountain deaths (25 May 2019)

 

Rescued hiker: 'It came down to life and death and I had to chose' (26 May 2019)

 

Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors (25 May 2019)

 

Israel protests: Thousands rally against Netanyahu immunity (25 May 2019)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

New Coke was a debacle. It’s coming back. Blame Netflix (25 May 2019)

 

Best headphones from to (25 May 2019)

 

Vice tries to turn the page by making content for others (25 May 2019)

 

CEOs get ,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind (24 May 2019)

 

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time (24 May 2019)

 

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot (24 May 2019)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2019-May-26 00:00