Tuesday, December 26, 2017

brunette & Hi pot, meet kettle

Quotations:


-- Is a blonde better than a brunette? Depends on the blonde and the brunette.

-- Hey pot meet kettle.

Unable to do something for yourself, there is a word for that.

Definitions:

brunette:
a white-skinned woman with dark brown hair;

Hi pot, meet kettle:
 Used to draw attention to hypocrisy.
or pot calling the kettle black: 
 A situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.







Monday, December 25, 2017

anomaly & hallucinate

Quotations:


-- As some of us are making $507 in 11 hours, then let's all pay commercial Uber CTP. Our customers deserve appropriate protection and senior citizens of NSW should not be propping our business activities. I call on SIRA to urgently address this anomaly.


-- Have you had to drive a long time to get to a rider to only take them a stroll away (Min fee)? Have you had that experience?
Maybe, I am hallucinating then.

Definitions:

​anomaly:
​a thing, situation, etc. that is different from what is normal or expected.

hallucinate:
to see or hear things that are not really there because of illness or drugs.​




Saturday, December 23, 2017

hamster & stigma

Quotations:


-- "Hamster wheel moment"

-- Why the stigma when working for uber?
Too many people underestimate this job.
There's
-no boss
-no politics, *****ing, kissing ass
-little mental stress
-work your own hours
-meet, chat, laugh with people
-as many toilet and coffee breaks as you want
-take holidays when you want for however long you want.
-money is not great, but its not bad either

I'd rather have this freedom than sitting behind a screen all day and feeling stressed.

Definitions:

hamster:
an animal like large mouse, with large cheeks for storing food. Hamsters are often kept as pets.

stigma:
1. the shame or disgrace attached to something regarded as socially unacceptable;






Friday, December 22, 2017

rut & huff

Quotations:


-- My only advice to anyone who feels they are stuck in a rut is to think of Uber as a tool to get you where you need to be. Make Uber work for you, not the other way around.


-- Had pax who did not want to converse but look at her phone which is okay but i find it rude. Going to the Ivy in George st we cross King & George, she looks up & questions my route. Left in Elizabeth, left into Hunter then left into Pitt then get out at Angel place. She huffs saying she would rather get out at King & George. I say nothing avoiding any confrontation. Why dont people communicate & i would say we cant really stop unless the lights afford you to get out?

Definitions:

rut:
1 a boring way of life that does not change;
...

huff:
to say sth or make a noise in a way that shows you are offended or annoyed;​






Thursday, December 21, 2017

pimp & thug

Quotations:


-- Perhaps he is a pimp?


-- Allianz increased the premium 50% this year. What an opportunistic thug.

Definitions:

pimp:
1. a man who controls prostitutes and lives on the money that they earn;
2. to add things to sth to make it look or sound better, especially by making it more individual;

thug:
a violent person, especially a criminal.




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

regime & mishap

Quotations:

-- Updates required on your;
- Current targets (Qld property)?
- Uber Rating?
- Tent bed back?
- Related medication regime?
- NSW Fines?
- Current camp site location?
- General health update?

-- He may have had a mishap with the tent?

Was the tent from Aldi or at $2 shop?

Definitions:

regime:
1. a method or system of government, especially one that has not been elected in a fair way;
2. a method or system of organising or managing sth.

mishap:
a small accident or piece of bad luck that does not have serious results;




Monday, December 18, 2017

mole & grotesque

Quotations:


-- Do you want a high class pax that is probably completely sober and polite that wants to go from this suburb to the airport or city and pay 30% more than a Uber X mouth breathing yobbo mole with her three grotesque single mother mates who just wants you to get them to their mums place for a few beers.

Definitions:

mole:
1. a small dark brown mark on the skin, sometimes slightly higher than the skin about it;
...

grotesque:
1. strange in a way that is unpleasant or offensive;
2. extremely ugly in a strange way that is often frightening or amusing;

Saturday, December 16, 2017

impairment & pup

Quotations:


-- Young woman with no visible impairment tested the Uber system with service animals.

-- Accepting a dirty animal into your car does not mean there are no conditions. I insist pup sit on the floor or be held. Under no condition may their paws touch my leather seats. The one woman who ignored my rule with a laugh was ejected along with fido.

Definitions:

​impairment:
​the state of having physical or mental condition which means that part of your body or brain does not work correctly.

pup:
a young animal of various species.​

Friday, December 15, 2017

fork out & coincide

Quotations:


-- Moral of the story; if your Uber inspection does not coincide with your rego expiry, there's no need to go to an independent centre to get a proper Pink Slip (and therefore fork out $40) to renew your Uber inspection. Just rock up at the centre in Drummoyne or Rockdale without an appointment. Done in 5 mins. App updated within 10mins without going to Concord.

Definitions:

fork out:
to pay the money required for something, or spend a lot of money, often grudgingly.

coincide:
1. to take place at the same time;
2. to be the same or very similar;
3. to meet; to share the same space;

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fwd: condolence & inquest


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stone Zou <shiyun.zou@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 1:28 PM
Subject: condolence & inquest
To: SZDiary <shiyun.zou.diary17908409@blogger.com>


Quotations:

-- This is tragic....
My sincerest condolences to all those involved here.

-- This tragedy just highlights the dangers pax can get themselves into and what drivers have to endure.

Changes need to be made now to avoid another accident rather than wait for a coronial inquest to make recommended changes. 

Definitions:

condolence:
sympathy that you feel for sb when a person in their family or that they know well has died; an expression of this sympathy.

inquest:
1. an official investigation to find out the cause of sb's death, especially when it has not happened naturally;
2. a discussion about sth that has failed.






jeopardise & manic

Quotations:


-- They're also more likely to leave a negative review> So you jeopardize your select rides for the $2 rides because it's slow. 

-- I don't work NYE after 1030pm it's insanity. I don't need to anymore but do you want to know the secret to NYE where you absolutely make a killing......

Come back on at 8am and go right through to 8pm on New Years Day, you get all the couch surfers that want to get home. It's laid back and cruisy not manic like the night before. Plus all the other drivers are sleeping as they worked all night!!!!!

Definitions:

jeopardise:
to risk harming or destroying sth/sb.

manic:
1. full of activity, excitement and anxiety; behaving in a busy, excited, anxious way;
2. connected with mania;

turnover & compliant

Quotations:


-- I reckon this financial year I will turnover $165,000 but (a) I am awesomely good after 22 years professional driving (b) I earn $120 Select a day on top of X income (c) I drive a 2015 Mercedes E300 Hybrid getting 1,150km on 72 litres of Diesel. 

-- If your stuck doing X in a non Select compliant vehicle your stuck with (a) short non consequential fares (b) drunks or (c) dead waiting patches until surge goes away.

Definitions:

turnover:
1. the total amount of goods or services sold by a company during a particular period of time;
2.  

compliant:
1. in agreement with a set of rules;
2. too willing to agree with other people or to obey rules.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

saloon & cheapskate

Quotations:


-- This has evolved I now have no more HC Plates and long wheel base saloons. Limousine and Taxi businesses are officially dead as 2017 closes.

-- Riders are cheapskates.. They'll use whatever service is cheaper in the mean time. The 50% discount is the hook to lure in the riders.

Definitions:

saloon:
a car with four doors and a boot/trunk(= space at the back for carrying things) which is separated from the part where the driver and passengers sit.

cheapskate:
a person who does not like to spend money.


Monday, December 11, 2017

vitriol & tantamount

Quotations:

--Where's the fraternity gone?
I'm a bit disappointed about the vitriole in this thread.
If us Newbies have no where else to go, no one else to ask, what can we do?
As is often quoted, " be kind to people who are on the way up, as they will be passing you when you are on the way down"
Or in other words: (kamahl:) " why are people so unkind?
Or to put it another way: (anon) "shit happens to everyone"
Whatever.

-- So many times I warned Uber about this issue and they always told me they are doing stuff about it. They knew this was an issue and did nothing. That is tantamount to murder/manslaughter.

Definitions:

vitriol:
very cruel and bitter comments and criticism.

tantamount:
having the same bad effect as sth else.​




Thursday, December 7, 2017

atrocious & hindsight

Quotations:


-- Did Zack go to school? His spelling and grammar are throughly :D atrocious.


-- On hindsight wish I got the Prius V rather than the Camry H. Could of done UberXL

Definitions:

atrocious:
very bad and unpleasant.

hindsight:
the understanding that you have a situation only after it has happened and that means you would have done things in a different way.




lump & non-delegable

Quotations:


-- That's how it reads to me too. It's interesting that they chose to lump ridsharing with with private vehicles rather than taxis. You'd have to refuse any trip where the parent(s) didn't bring the appropriate restraints, because it's your neck on the chopping block if something goes wrong due to the non-delegable safety duty imposed by the law.

Definitions:

lump:
1. to put or consider different things together in the same group.

non-delegable:
not capable of being or permitted to be delegated.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

testing ground & goody two-shoes

Quotations:


--Nsw would be a testing ground for the 12 hour feature. Would probably roll it out nationally when all the kinks have been ironed out.

-- Way before the 12 hour limit I never worked more than 6 hours in a row without a significant break and sleep. I just thought it was a prudent thing to do because passenger safety is number one. I have even told pax who have tried to push me to be unsafe that their safety is more important than their rating. They always shut up. I also keep the doors locked until I'm satisfied the car is stopped safely, pax are always trying to open the door early. And lastly I never leave until I know exactly where the pax is, especially in the dark. Call me a goody two shoes but I don't need the headache.

Definitions:

testing ground:
1. a place or situation used for testing new ideas and methods to see if they work;
2. a place used for testing machiens, etc. to see if they work correctly;

goody two-shoes:
1. an ostentatiously virtuous or well-behaved person;
2. somebody smugly well-behaved, irritatingly virtuous, or sanctimonious.

Monday, December 4, 2017

handout & Padawan

Quotations:


-- Easy been bitter and negative towards everything in life it actually takes a better person to be positive and actually change things in their life that not working for them and doing something about it rather than been a cry baby looking for handouts. 

-- You have much to learn young padawan.

Definitions:

handout:
1. food, money or clothes that are given to a person who is poor;
2. money that is given to a person or an organization by the government;
3. a free document that gives information about an event or a matter of public interest, or that states the views of a political party, etc.;

Padawan:
A Padawan, also known as a Padawan learner or Apprentice, referred to a Force-sensitive adolescent who trained in the Jedi Order to one day become a full-fledged Jedi.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

muppet & Billabong

Quotations:


Just tell the muppets it's a straight line, following THEIR navigation instructions. Insist on refund. You will get it. It happened to me once. Straight line. No contest from Uber.

Why so hard to put Uber sticker on
and so easy to have Billabong sticker on your shirt.

Definitions:

muppet:
a stupid person.

Billabong:
in Australia, a lake that is formed when a river floods.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

saunter & kleptomaniac

Quotations:


Question 8: Is getting banned from Uber appropriate justice for stealing cash from a driver?
Firm no. As previously mentioned, it's unclear how much cash was in that jar, but it doesn't look like a ton of money. That leads me to believe that this young woman does crap like this for the thrill of it. Who knows if she jumped out of the car only to hit up the tip jar at the local coffee shop and then sauntered over to bar where she cherry-picked coins left behind for the bartender. This is the behaviour of a kleptomaniac.

Definitions:

saunter:
to walk in a slow relaxed way.

kleptomaniac:
someone who has a mental illness that makes them want to steal things.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

curfew & off the chain

Quotations:


-- There could be various staff working afterhours trying to get home. Sometimes the crazy hour surges at the airport are genuine.

However last week at 6am when the airport would be flooded with ants doing drop offs and NO pick ups (due to curfew) both international and domestic showed surges. The fake surge guy must have fallen asleep.

-- I think surging will be all time today... 
Last year was off the chain...

Definitions:

curfew:
1. a law which says that people must not go outside after a particular time at night until the morning;
2. a time when children must be home in the evening;

off the chain:
out of control, wild fun, just like when your pitbull gets off the chain in the back yard and tears through the neighbourhood;




Monday, November 6, 2017

poncy & ponce

Quotations:



Last night I had one get all pissed off at me, he pulled up beside me at a set of lights and turned his poncy little side light on me and it really hurt my eyes!
Laughing again I told him "I'll give you a colonoscopy with that light!" I am sure he could not hear me over his headphones but he did take off like a scared little ponce.

Definitions:

poncy:
1. an insulting way of describing a man who behaves in a way that seems more typical of woman;
2. expensive, or high quality;

ponce:
1. an offensive word for a man whose appearance and behaviour seem similar to a woman's, or who is thought to be homosexual;
2. a man who controls one or several prostitutes and the money that they earn;

Thursday, November 2, 2017

ralph & supremacist

Quotations:


-- Best Ralph Shots 2017 - WARNING! Viewer care advised

-- Still no competition to my puke image!???

I've heard the stories that many others here have had to take puke shots to apply for the "fubar chuck fee".
I thought all you guys and girls were a bunch of hard-asses but it seems this is not the case?
Where's the mongrel?

Come on Waingro, your modeled after a White Supremacist from a 1990's hard ass crime film, surely you can take it? 
- Yet all I see from you is a photo of a place to get your car freshened up 24/7! 


True intimacy with your car comes from cleaning your car yourself.... Did the WW1 light horse diggers before their return to Aust and NZ put down their own trusty horses themselves or did they out source it?

Am I breaking the forums generally accepted etiquette?

Please tell me if I need to stop?

Definitions:

ralph:
vomit.

supremacist:
a person who believes that their own race is better than others and should be in power.




Friday, October 27, 2017

there's more than one way to skin a cat & bot

Quotations:


- There has to be loopholes with this like everything else that the government and FUber throws at us....

There's more than one way to skin a cat...

-- I know some have sent feedback to Uber and so far got zip back with a standard bot response.

Definitions:

there's more than one way to skin a cat:
used for saying that there is another way to get what you want, especially when other people are trying to prevent you from getting it.

bot:
a computer program that performs a particular task again and again many times.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

giddy & glam

Quotations:

PayPal Newsletter:

Giddy up, it's the spring racing season! Time to glam up and hit trackside with a winning race day outfit. From sharp suits, to glam frocks, PayPal can help you find a merchant that has the perfect style for you. If fancy frocks aren't your thing, dress up as your favourite character or something spooky in time for Halloween.

Definitions:

giddy:
1. felling that everything is moving and that you are going to fall;
...

glam:
glamorise, to make somebody or something glamorous, especially in an overstated or ironic way;

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

chalk up & all talk and no cider/walk


Quotations:

Pictures would bring proof to your claims. Until then, I will chalk you up as all talk and no walk.


Definitions:

chalk up:
1. to score or achieve something, or record a score or victory;
2. to credit or ascribe something to something or somebody;

all talk and no walk/cider:
when someone promises to do something, but doesn't actually do it, usually because they actually can't.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

mace & taser

Quotations:


-- I was thinking maybe mace or taser.

Definitions:

mace:
1. a large heavy stick that has a head with metal points on it, used in the past as a weapon;

taser:
a gun that fires darts that give a person a small electric shock and makes them unable to move for a short time.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

measly & paltry

Quotations:


-- Joker, her salary is taxed. Your measly $500 per week includes the GST your pax have paid, and you collect, on behalf of the ATO. Not the same thing.

A simple calculator will advise you that your GST on your measly $500.00 is a paltry $45.

Definitions:

measly:
very small in size or quantity; not enough;

paltry:
1. too small to be considered as important or useful;
2. have no value or useful qualities;


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

torn & scrape (the bottom of) the barrel

Quotations:


-- Im torn between getting a Toyota Prius V 7 seater and doing Uber X and XL. Prius V is pretty economical with usage about 6.5l/100km in reality...Im worried about fitting people in the back 2 seats!

-- Do select. Too many XLs now. I used to be exclusive XL. Now have to scrape the barrel Xing to make up the difference. 10 XL ants at circular quay at 4am this morning.

Definitions:

torn:
1. reluctant or unable to make a choice;
2. feeling upset because you can not choose between two things;

scrape (the bottom of) the barrel:
to have to use whatever things or people you can get, because there is not much choice available; 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

on a par with & antics

Quotations:


-- If you read this forum frequently, you will soon reluctantly accept that many (not all) Sydney Uber drivers are on par with taxi driver antics. Lucky you got a decent cab driver - they exist just like decent Uber drivers.

Definitions:

on a par with:
of the same quality as or at the same level as;

antics:
1. behaviour that is considered to be deliberately stupid and likely to cause problems;
2. behaviour that is funny or silly in an enjoyable way;


Thursday, September 14, 2017

ingrained & overhaul

Quotations:


Too little too late, Uber is ingrained....

The taxis are dirty and unclean and old, the drivers are Aggro and arsesoles.....

Needs a complete overhaul of attitude and service by the taxi industry to catch up...

Definitions:

ingrained:
1. that has existed for a long time and is therefore difficult to change;
2. under the surface of sth and therefore difficult to get rid of;

overhaul:
an examination of a machine or system, including doing repairs on it or making changes to it.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

textbook & acquiesce

Quotations:

https://uberpeople.net/threads/guess-the-incident.199877/

-- 

So having got nowhere with the guy on the phone I ask to speak to his manager, after a few textbook stock answers and him realising I wasn't going anywhere he acquiesced. I get the manager.. she hangs up on me within 10 seconds. I get an ISSUE RESOLVED message a second later.

Definitions:

textbook:
If you say that something is a textbook case or exampleyou are emphasizing that it provides a clear example of a typeof situation or event.

acquiesce:
If you acquiesce in somethingyou agree to do what someone wants or to accept what they do.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

yap & infringement

Quotations:


-- Not a issue for me.. i rather they keep yapping away than answer the same frigging questions . how long you been ubering
How much you make
Do you enjoy it
Etc

Agreed. If anything, they are trolling the internet for copyright infridgement and crap like that that will make them money. My company uses daily google alerts and if anything comes up like that, legal reviews it to see if it is worth pursuing. As said above, they dont give a rat's ass what we think.

Definitions:

yap:
to talk in a silly, noisy and usually irritating way;

infringement:
the violation of a law or a right.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Quotations:

Peppa's First 100 Words:

spaghetti;
duvet;

Definitions:

spaghetti:
pasta in the shape of long thin pieces that look like string when they are cooked.

duvet:
a large cloth bag that is filled with feathers or other soft material and that you have on top of you in bed to keep yourself warm.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

paddling pool & puddle

Quotations:

Peppa's First 100 Words -- the book I read for kids before sleeping

Paddling Pool;
Muddy puddle;

Definitions:

paddling pool:
a shallow swimming pool for children to play in, especially a small plastic one that you fill with water.

puddle:
a small amount of water or other liquid, especially rain, that has collected in one place on the ground.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

tax bracket & galore

Quotations:


-- great move. easy extra $, just keep your eyes on tax brackets!!!

-- Part time galore

Definitions:

tax bracket:
a range of different incomes on which the same rate of tax must be paid.

galore:
in large quantities. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

draconian & digress

Quotations:


-- Not to mention Apple are draconian in nature and very restrictive with what they let you do with their products.

-- I can post more about apps but I digress.

Definitions:

draconian:
(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.

digress:
leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writting.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

increment & spinout

Quotations:


The dash cam lost power on impact. The videos are in 2 min increments. I assume it started to record the next segment when it lost power.

According to the dashcam the white car was doing 53k so our Uber driver wasn't speeding in a built up area (60k ) the black car appeared to be going very quickly as it came into view and what might have saved all the people is the black car was starting to spinout just before impact BUT was it doing over 100k ???

Definitions:

increment:
an increase or addition, especially one of a series on a fixed scale

spinout:
a skidding spin by a vehicle out of control.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

rant & nail

Quotations:


It probably comes as no surprise to some, I like Miranda Devine. And her rant about the traffic chaos at Sydney airport was spot on!

Sydney airport builds more and more carparks, more and more hotels, more and more off site fastfood chains and even a Mercedes Benz showroom. All this increases the traffic. Miranda nailed it.

Definitions:

rant:
1. a very loud, aggressive, or bombastic speech that is usually long and repetitive;
2. a long loud and angry complaint about something;

nail:
1. to catch, hit, seize, or execute something adroitly or precisely;
2. to identify somebody or establish something precisely;

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

guru & Vegemite

Quotations:


--Only one time some lady asked me to turn it off.... she seemed like weird guru ladiess he wanted peaceful time


-- Maybe they are just "reaching out to you", through your pain, .....but also possible the top 10% of drivers don't drive, they gain their ranking through just having a nice set of wheels and a cheery manner?
(I must have had too much vegemite.)

Definitions:

guru:
a person who is an expert on a particular subject or who is very good at doing sth;

Vegemite:
a dark substance made from yeast, spread on bread, etc.

Monday, August 14, 2017

dumbfounded & chamois

Quotations:


Just received a letter from the ATO, they want me to contact them as they wish to ensure that I'm entitled to GST registration. Can you believe that. They sent me a letter many months ago telling me I needed to register so I did, and have submitted my BAS' and paid all outstanding GST. I am seriously dumbfounded by this. I even told them why I was registering when I did!


Just drive keep car clean and I mean 
*Vacuum every day 
* Wipe Windows down with good cleaner and paper
* Wipe the dash and internals with a chamois, even if the car looks clean still do it, you will be surprised
* Wash car every 3 days driving 
* Avoid any type of inappropriate behavior even if they start it , ignore it. You will know when it starts. 
* your rating will hover around 4.8 to 4.85

Definitions:

dumbfounded:
unable to speak because of surprise.

chamois:
a type of soft leather, made from the skin of goats , sheep, etc.; a piece of this, used especially for cleaning windows;

Saturday, August 12, 2017

go nuts & fed up

Quotations:


-- I reckon you should take a week or two off. If you still feel the same when you come back then go nuts. But to me it sounds like you're fed up, you've turned to uber for help or answers and you got nothing. Most of us have been there dude. Time off is important for your mental health.

Definitionsd

go nuts:
To be, or to become crazy or stupid

fed up:
annoyed, unhappy, or bored, especially with a situation that has existed for a long time.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

eunoia & circumspect

Quotations:

https://uberpeople.net/threads/should-i-complain.191923/

Eunoia, I am feeling that there is either a lack of goodwill here, or perhaps your parents should have been a little more circumspect in their choice of your name. I'm hoping that you have no affiliation with Ben89 in the thread - So a driver cancelled on me.

Definitions:

enuoia:
eunoia (uncountable) (rhetoric) Goodwill towards an audience, either perceived or real; the perception that the speaker has the audience's interest at heart.

circumspect:
wary or unwilling to take the risk.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

tampon & lipstick

Quotations:


-- 2 tampons on the back seat, thankfully still sealed!

-- tampons lipstick high heels shoes pack of full cigarettes

Definitions:

tampon:
a plug of soft material inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood.

lipstick:
coloured cosmetic applied to the lips from a small solid stick.

Monday, July 31, 2017

munchies & root for

Quotations:


-- Yup you need munchies since you driving at night...careful on the overtakes...on single lanes

-- Mate we all jealous and rooting for you 
Keep us updated

Definitions:

munchies:
1. small pieces of food for eating with drinks at a party;
2. a craving for snack food;

root for:
support or hope for the success of (a person or group entering a contest or undertaking a challenge). 



Sunday, July 30, 2017

frigging & crotch

Quotations:


-- I'm a Uber driver ...not a frigging Pok√©mon Go Trainer collecting stuff... 


-- I picked up a woman in Rozelle who is cheating on her husband. She told her husband on the phone she has to stay back at work while she was sitting in the back of my car with her other hand on some other guy's crotch.

Definitions:

​frigging:
a swear word that many people find offensive, used to emphasize a comment or an angry statement to avoid saying fucking.

crotch:
1. the part of the body where the legs join at the top, including the area around the genitals;
2. the part of a pair of trousers/pants, etc. that covers the crotch.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

tupperware & rowdy

Quotations:


-- I suspect it will be a pyramid scheme or something where I would be forcing family members to buy tupperware.


Now this has to be the most annoying thing ever besides rowdy people. Rude Pax that jump in your car on their phones telling their whole life stories over the phone and even if you turn the radio up you can still hear them.

Definitions:

tupperware:
plastic containers used mainly for storing food.

rowdy:
making a lot of noise or likely to cause trouble.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

abstainer & attrition

Quotations:


-- I have one problem with the meet up. Last time a picture was posted of all those in attendance. I rather my picture was not posted on any public forum. Can those of us who value their privacy be assured their ugly portraits do not end up on this forum?
 - Yes we had 1 abstainer last time...


-- It would be interesting to know Ubers Algorithm to increase ANT population. Maybe it is based on something like

If driver Attrition is x%
Then Recruit x% + y% more drivers
y% would be determined by projected the growth rate

mmmm . . . . . . . . It's not the smartest or the strongest that survive . . . . . Its those who are able to adapt to the circumstances we face.

That's why I like looking at this forum to listen to experiences, ideas, tips & ramblings. I don't want to be in the " x" factor


Definitions:

abstainer:
1. a person who chooses not to vote either in favour of or against sth;
2. a person who never drinks alcohol;

attrition:
1. the process of reducing the number of people who are employed by an organization by, for example, not replacing people who leave their jobs;
2. a process of making sb/sth, especially your enemy, weaker by repeatedly attacking them or creating problems for them;


Monday, June 26, 2017

adjournment & pun

Quotations:


-- I lost too many points at one stage about 15 years ago. I managed to drag out the actual conviction by about 12 months. This was by not paying the fine letting it go to court and then getting 3 adjournments. Getting the adjournments was as easy as saying I needed further legal advice. You could get away with that 3 times. 
In that 12 months I saved enough to head off overseas for the 3 months.
Not sure it is still that easy but maybe worth looking at?


-- These guys have been inspirational for my 3 months driving uber. 
Focus on your own situation and enjoy the ride(pun intended) 
And we're not mules, or you are if you feel that way. We chose to do this and the consequences thereof. 
Harden up or go home - just saying....

Definitions:

adjournment:
adjourn:
1. to suspend the business of a court, legislature, or committee temporarily or indefinitely, or become suspended temporarily or indefinitely;
2. to postpone a meeting to another time, or become postponed;

pun:
the clever or humorous use of a word that has more than one meaning, or of words that have different meanings but sound the same.

(no) pun intended:
Added after a pun, a play on words mostly for a comic reception. Usually someone adds 'pun intended' when the pun isn't so clear, or to emphasize the pun. 
Usually in brackets: (pun intended) 




Thursday, June 22, 2017

party pooper & backfire

Quotations:


-- Its not illegal and nobody wants to be a party pooper aswell, though no matter how many people you put your trust in it always backfires.

Definitions:


party pooper:
a person who hasn't the interest or vitality to participate actively in a social party and whose mood, attitude, or personality lessens others' enjoyment; killjoy. Expand. Also called poo

backfire:
to have the opposite effect to the one intended, with bad or dangerous results.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ill-informed & leadfoot

Quotations:


-- Uber preys on gullible ill-informed and the desperate. It's easy to sell hope and that's what Uber does. 96% of people leave within a year and they like to vent on the way out. 

Don't know that it's something to laugh about its just the way it is. No one likes being conned.


-- Mate, ease off the lead foot...  :)

You're still breaking the law....if you keep it up, one day you'll get caught....it not worth it..you save about 5 mins travel time
for a potential fine and loss of points which is more critical .....

I was a leadfoot too and lost my license for 6 months....bad habits are hard to shake off...
Stick to the limits and you don't have to worry about fines and points... :)
Just sayin


Definitions:

ill-informed:
having or showing little knowledge of sth.

leadfoot:
a person who drives a motor vehicle too fast, especially habitually. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

gullible & con

Quotations:


-- Uber preys on gullible ill-informed and the desperate. It's easy to sell hope and that's what Uber does. 96% of people leave within a year and they like to vent on the way out. 

Don't know that it's something to laugh about its just the way it is. No one likes being conned.

Definitions:

gullible:
too willing to believe or accept what other people tell you and therefore easily tricked.

con:
to trick sb, especially in order to get money from them or persuade them to do sth for you.

Friday, June 16, 2017

subpoena & scurrilous

Quotations:


-- This is bullshit!! How on earth is that normal, I would love to go around to that staff's home and leave bite marks around the place! 

Fight this to the death, this disgusting animal needs to be held accountable! Small claims court is probably the way to go. Once subpoenaed Uber would need to disclose pax name, unless it's all fake then you'll be screwed


I hope you are not suggesting that all those ants you see near you when you go to bookUber are not real?
That is a scurrilous suggestion that suggests somebody is trying to fake the number of drivers that appear to be near.
In my wildest dreams I cannot imagine anyone stooping that low.

Definitions:

subpoena:
to order sb to attend court and give evidence as a witness.

scurrilous:
very rude and insulting, and intended to damage sb's reputation.

Monday, June 12, 2017

squillion & holster

Quotations:


-- 6.5 hours for $132 for me. But that's actually a good Monday for me cause I still don't know what I'm doing, where I am or what my name is. So i remain optimistic about tomorrow's Uber Partner business opportunities. Great to be a Partner isn't it? I'm hoping one day to get a seat on the Uber Board and earn squillions more by not even driving!
Or is it all a dream?


--  Should have told him to get a proper holster.
 
Definitions:

squillion:
a very large number.

holster:
a leather case worn on a belt or on a narrow piece of leather under the arm, used for carrying a small gun.

with bated breath & kicker

Quotations:


-- Waiting with bated breath

-- Here's the kicker. The girl who caused all this mess is a Lawyer. But I think she only deals with Wills.

Definitions:

with bated breath:
feeling very anxious or excited.

kicker:
a surprising end to a series of events.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

penchant & contingent

Quotations:


-- I am wary of that survey. Uber is reknowned for its penchant for social engineering. The true purpose of the algorithm may be to guage my attitude and adjust my ping priority accordingly




-- Correct, it's contingent insurance.

Definitions:

penchant:
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something.

contingent:
1. happening by chance or without known cause; fortuitous; accidental;
2. ...

Friday, June 9, 2017

hibachi & jujitsu

Quotations:


-- The Adelaide guy that came to our shop called himself Horace the Languid Loris and demanded we flame grill him a banana on the hibachi. At one stage of the night he demanded that we DON'T refer to him as John Galt, so I don't know what that was all about.

-- One last thing before I head out for sat night, for those jujitsu practitioners out there,
my last pick up was a private job from airport to Narellan.
It was none other than Professor Jean Jacques Machado, trainer of the one and only Mr Russell Peters (the comedian) as well as a host of professional MMA fighters.
As I am a long time Joe Rogan fan, it was quite a buzz for the last ride of the night.
Very honoured and privileged to be of service to a genuine giant and humble individual that's directly descended from MMA royalty.
Long live GRACIE Jujitsu.


Definitions:

hibachi:
a portable barbecue of Japanese design, with a base for the fire with vents under it and one or more adjustable cooking racks.

jujitsu:
1. a Japanese system of unarmed fighting devised by the samurai, or the martial art based on it;
2. a sport in which you fight with someone by hitting them and throwing them to the ground.