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 Pokémon 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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

attire & skid

Quotations:


-- Shorts, thongos, and whatever tshirt is on top of the pile is the correct uberx attire for me. Without any dress code you might aswell be comfy. Opening and closing of doors along with helping out with luggage is pretty standard and what everyone does yeah?
Only time i was slightly annoyed with loading an item was picking up a dude from startrack in botany. This guy spoke english ok but was a fair bit off from being fluent. Saw him at the front of the business park, started trip as i started to exit the business park and he tells me he has to pick something up from inside at startrack so i drive back in there to startrack. The package was a 95kg safe on a small skid. I was a bit reluctant at first wondering if it would fit into the car or even damage the car so told him that i couldnt do it. Then he was saying how he already had ordered an uber that wouldnt do it. Since it was an ok fare up along the northern beaches somewhere i asked him if there would be someone to help him carry it out of my car, to which he said yes. So after this i went back to the shed telling the forky that i'll take it and said he'll try to load it into my boot but didnt want to claim for any damage done. Having done forky warehouse work before i figured we'd give it a shot. The damn thing didnt quite fit into my boot because of the skid. I tried cutting the metal strapping to get the skid off so the safe will fit but wasnt happening. After a while i thought we could probably just attempt to lift it out and load it onto the back seat and told him if we couldnt do it i'll be leaving. It fit onto the back seat all seatbelted up and drove off to the address where it was already raining and apparently his mate wasnt there to help him out. Since he was at least 50 i couldnt let him do it himself and so we carried the bloody heavy safe up the driveway and then the 20 stairs to his front door. He said thanks and i walked back to my car to wipe down my now wet back seat and end trip. This dude was following me all the way to the car to make sure i ended the trip, and once we got to the car he's like "end trip yeah? the trip, finish". After a couple of minor scratches on the boot mat and some splinters from the skid along with some scrapes on my arm, thats probably the only annoying pax experience ive had as an uber driver

Definitions:

​attire:
the clothes that someone is wearing.

skid:
1. a low pallet on which goods are loaded for handling or transport;
2. a flat wooden structure used for moving heavy objects


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

escalate & tweezers

Quotations:


-- Road rage if it escalates. He is not permitted to leave his vehicle


-- If god wanted me to collect seeds for a living he would have given me tweezers for fingers.

Definitions:

escalate:
to become or make sth greater, worse, more serious, etc..

tweezers:
a small tool with two long thin parts joined together at one end, used for picking up very small things or for puling out hairs.






Tuesday, June 6, 2017

hooky & paranoia

Quotations:


-- I caught kids playing hooky from school

-- Now why in the world will this happen? What does territory got to do with Uber drivers? Heights of paranoia?

Definitions:

hooky:
play hooky:
to stay away from school without permission.

paranoia:
a mental illness in which a person may wrongly believe that other people are trying to harm them, that they are sb very important, etc..

Monday, June 5, 2017

motley & ragged

Quotations:


-- Where are y'all.....too many motley crews in the food court.

-- Todays uber bookclub book of the day..
Ragged trousered philanthropists..


Definitions:

motley:
consisting of many different types of people or things that do not seem to belong together.

ragged:
1. old and torn;
...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

knob & scurry

Quotations:


-- So congratulations, knob. You are the proud winner of my first 1 star. Don't spend it all at once.


-- Wrong, taxi drivers do pay tax. They under declare their income in particular cash receipts.

The bombs hit the ant's nest and the ants are all scurrying ...haha...

Definitions:

knob:
1. a highly offensive term for a penis;
...

scurry:
to run with quick short steps;


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

sublet & overlord

Quotations:


-- Really? That's good news too. I know a number of motel operators (read taxi drivers) who have expressed concerns about this. Even renters who are subletting for air bnb around here...

-- rivacy!?! Ha! Move to the Bahamas... Yep this is 'the' nanny state. I for one, welcome our new (old) overlords..

Definitions:

sublet:
to rent to sb else all or part of a property that you rent from the owner.

overlord:
(especially in the past) a person who has power over many other people.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

plasma & scrutiny

Quotations:


-- I got an email about this on Monday (I didn't do it last year). This year, they're offering $30/hour - I assume this is exempt from Uber's commission(?)
Red Cross is a charity I'm happy to support (I also do a regular plasma donation every fortnight), so after reading your review from last year, I'm going to give it a go.


-- You can self-assess 100% but unless it's a trade/commercial vehicle or you've heavily modified your vehicle for purely commercial use, a claim of 100% business use is unlikely to survive audit scrutiny.

Definitions:

plasma:
the clear liquid part of blood, in which the blood cells, etc. float;

scrutiny:
careful and thorough examination.




Friday, May 19, 2017

baulk & balk

Quotations:


-- Just peeves me off. Had a pax last night that baulked when I asked her to wear her belt, then balked when I dropped her off on a side street that was far safer and a bit more legal than directly in front of Newtown Station...

Anyway, I sent a msg via the 'change rating' option. See what happens.

Definitions:

baulk:
1. to stop suddenly and refuse to go on, especially when faced with an obstacle;
...

balk:
1. to hesitate over something or be unwilling to do something, usually because of moral scruples or a natural aversion;
2. to refuse to deal with something that presents a difficulty.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

good riddance & sickening

Quotations:


-- Good riddance and one less ant on the road.

-- Good luck mate. You were Murphys law example. Others will follow when they end up with a bill.

Bath you are most sickening

Definitions:

good riddance:
an unkind way of saying that you are pleased that sb/sth has gone;

sickening:
1. making you feel disgusted or shocked;
...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

all ears & douchebag

Quotations:


-- We're not going anywhere :)
All ears

-- Wtf ..you had a 1*? Was the pax a ducebag ?

Or did you let your service go down a bit? :) not enough porn ? Haha

Definitions:

all ears:
listening, or ready to listen, attentively or enthusiastically to sth.

douchebag:
1. a highly offensive term that deliberately insults somebody's appearance or character;
2. a syringe used for washing out the vagina.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

classy & remainder

Quotations:



-- Ive had this happen once where 2 young hornbags were in the back and I noticed the young ladies head getting lower from sight in the rear view mirror.
Once it disappeared completely from sight, I firmly announced the ETA till drop off. The classy girl shot up in her seat and both stared out the window for the remainder of the trip.

Definitions:

classy:
of high quality; expensive and fashionable.

remainder:
1. the remaining people, things or time;
2. the numbers left after one number has been subtracted from another, or one number has been divided int onaother;
.. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

make out & hornbag

Quotations:


-- Has anyone ever had drunk pax couple making out and possibly moving into a more sexual situation in your backseat on a Friday or Saturday night? If so how do you handle this type of scenario.

-- Ive had this happen once where 2 young hornbags were in the back and I noticed the young ladies head getting lower from sight in the rear view mirror.
Once it disappeared completely from sight, I firmly announced the ETA till drop off. The classy girl shot up in her seat and both stared out the window for the remainder of the trip.

Definitions:

make out:
1. to have sexual intercourse;
2. to kiss and caress somebody as an expression of sexual desire;
3. ..

hornbag:
Australian slang: a promiscuous woman; a hot/sexy looking woman or man;


Thursday, May 11, 2017

clock up & segregate

Quotations:


-- Now, 21 and working full-time as a digital editor, she's clocking up 45 hours a week playing first-person shooter Counter-Strike — one of the world's most popular games.

-- Another player, Mads Brown, said women-only leagues created an environment where female players segregated themselves from main competitions.

Definitions:

clock up:
to reach a particular total.

segregate:
1. to separate people of different races, religions or sexes and treat them in a different way;
2. to keep one thing separate from another;

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

grapple & bevy

Quotations:


As Uber grapples with controversies over its workplace culture, CEO Travis Kalanick is considering a bevy of measures to tackle another enormous business challenge: the accelerating exodus of Uber drivers.

Definitions:

​grapple:
1. to try hard to find a solution to a problem;
2. to take a firm hold of sb/sth and struggle with them;

bevy:
a large group of people or things of the same kind.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

roadkill & improvise

Quotations:


-- It also shows why driverless taxis will never succeed. Just imagine if this happened to a driverless taxi, they would not be able to move. At least human beings are able to improvise.

-- I use Google Maps for Ubering, Waze for personal driving. I don't want pop-ups that I have to dismiss for every little thing Waze users report seeing along the road when I'm more interested in reading street signs than I am about roadkill in one half mile. But when I'm alone and offline I like to know where the cops are hiding.

Definitions:

roadkill:
the killing of an animal by a car hitting it on the road.

improvise:
1. to do something without preparing it first, often because the situation does not allow you to prepare;
2. to make something from whatever is available, although it is not what you normally use;
3. to perform or compose something, especially a sketch, play, song, or piece of music, without any preparation or set text to follow;


Monday, May 8, 2017

put in place & spoof

Quotations:


Drivers have been spoofing, it goes way back to jail breaking in the early years.
Uber put in place jailbreak detection and would give you a pop-up warning and wouldn't allow you to sign on.

Definitions:
put in place:
"Put in place" can also be an idiom in its own right, meaning established or implemented, usually referring to a system, a social structure or an institution, and often not involving any actual objects being relocated.

spoof:
1. to deceive or fool somebody;
2. to send e-mail using a false name or e-mail address
...


Friday, April 28, 2017

mind-boggling & honker

Quotations:


-- And it works. I just laugh at all of them for their ignorance and mid- boggling rudeness.

-- Oh yes! For me that does get my rocks off. Someone is rude, so they get the opposite of what they want. It happens in hospitality and small business all the time. "Oh, you are angry at me because the venue is busy and you had to wait? Well get ready to be served last every time you get to the bar!" Love going slow at honkers too, so over honkers...

Definitions:

mind-boggling:
very difficult to imagine or to understand; extremely surprising.

honker:
a person who honks.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

mayhem & take up

Quotations:


Upset taxi driver causes mayhem:

I had a pick up from the Swiss hotel. As usual the few parking spaces were taking up by two cabs, along with one normal car. Why they do not get booked will remain a mystery. I was in luck though as the front cab got a passenger and I was able to take his spot.

Definitions:

mayhem:
confusion and fear, usually caused by violent behaviour or by some sudden shocking even.

take up:
1. to make use of or occupy something, especially in a wasteful or unwelcome way;



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

relay & back down

Quotations:


Had a pax tonight relaying a story about a taxi ride he took with his girlfriend on the weekend. 5 minutes into the trip, the cabbie answers a personal Face Time call and proceeds to chat with 5 of his mates who were all hammered at a party. The pax said to him "Mate, what are you doing, turn it off" only for old mate cabbie to get aggro and say he can do what he likes. Pax then told him to turn it off and take me where I'm going safely or I'll report you. You are endangering our lives. Cabbie allegedly backs down and drops them off at destination. Pax and girlfriend alight cab and don't pay cabbie (allegedly). Old mate cabbie blows up deluxe. Pax says if I pay, I'm reporting you. Cabbie keeps blowing up, but backs down again, does a Uturn burnout across busy road/double lines when leaving and nearly hits another car in the process. I said he really should have reported him in any event and that it wasn't too late. Pax said he couldnt be bothered, he got his freebie. What the?!

Definitions:

relay:
to receive and send on information, news, etc. to sb.

back down:
1. to abandon a claim, opinion, or commitment because of the degree of opposition it arouses;
2. to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated;




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

conflate & syntax

Quotations:


-- New thread, let's not conflate Indians with taxi drivers engaging in lewd behaviour (/s).

-- Check it for yourself. No problem with my syntax here.

Definitions:

conflate:
to join or merge two or more things into a unified whole;

syntax:
1. the way that words and phrased are put together to form sentences in a language;
2. the rules that state how words and phrases must be used in a computer language.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

squint & booty call

Quotations:


-- Dislike - When i'm driving I hardly want to be squinting to find out what the road/street the ping is for. Def need an address stated as per what is occurring today.


-- No was a weird one pick up woolloomooloo drop at zetland then change to Blacktown. Girl doing hair and make up for some type of booty call. 

Definitions:

squint:
1. to look at st with your eyes partly shut in order to keep out bright light or to see better;
2. to look in a different direction from the other eye;
...

booty call:
a phone call, text message, email, etc., whose purpose is to arrange a meeting to have casual sex.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

kudos & rookie

Quotations:


- P.S. I have only done 8 trip. One elderly, one teen female and the rest young males. The female was totally obnoxious and rude. Kudos to the men for their good manners.

- Early on (within the first week I think) when I started messed up with the route from Pyrmont to Neutral Bay. Missed the exit and made couple of loops before dropping the pax! Rookie mistake. Pax rated me 1* and had the fare disputed. 

Definitions:

kudos:
the admiration and respect that goes with a particular achievement or position.

rookie:
1. a person who has just started a job or an activity and has very little experience;
2. a member of a sports team in his or her first full year of playing that sport;





Monday, April 17, 2017

pig & unbeknownst

Quotations:


-- On Good Friday I picked up two birds from Arncliffe (straight out of the airport geofence, bada bing bada boom) and took them to a mini music festival just off Sydenham station. Dropped them off, headed through Marrickville, get another job, two lads going back to the same festival. 

One found a set of keys, I assumed they were the previous pax. What to do? Uber office closed for four days, poor bird has lost her house and car keys. Sh!t way to start a log weekend so I figure that since I'm heading back to the place anyway, I would talk my way in to the event and find them. 

After explaining myself t several dumbarse security people, and eventually referred to the event manager, I was granted access, but told that I'd have slim chances of finding the girls in a 2,000 strong crows. No problem for me, challenge accepted - the live music throng is an environment I'm very comfortable in navigation, being a gig pig myself for the past three decades. 

And bam - found them within one minute. Lass seemed grateful. I guess. Grateful enough for a tip ? Noooo, of course not. I've spent the last 15 goddamn minutes trying to gain access to the gig, and unbeknownst to her, I could have gone back in my own time. 

Definitions:

pig:
1. an unpleasant or offensive person; 
2. a person who is dirty or greedy;

unbeknownst:
1. happening without a particular person knowing about it;
2. without being notice or seen by anybody;

Sunday, April 16, 2017

dumbass & gig

Quotations:


-- On Good Friday I picked up two birds from Arncliffe (straight out of the airport geofence, bada bing bada boom) and took them to a mini music festival just off Sydenham station. Dropped them off, headed through Marrickville, get another job, two lads going back to the same festival. 

One found a set of keys, I assumed they were the previous pax. What to do? Uber office closed for four days, poor bird has lost her house and car keys. Sh!t way to start a log weekend so I figure that since I'm heading back to the place anyway, I would talk my way in to the event and find them. 

After explaining myself t several dumbarse security people, and eventually referred to the event manager, I was granted access, but told that I'd have slim chances of finding the girls in a 2,000 strong crows. No problem for me, challenge accepted - the live music throng is an environment I'm very comfortable in navigation, being a gig pig myself for the past three decades. 

Definitions:

dumbass:
stupid; an offensive term meaning regarded as having or showing a low level to intelligence;

gig:
1. a performance by musicians playing popular music or jazz in front of an audience;
... 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

creepy & rock spider

Quotations:


-- Dems the breaks I guess, but it felt a bit creepy, if considered from their point of view.

-- Ha ! My 'no mints' policy probably saved my ass from being accused of being a rock spider. 

Lucky I didnt get out to open a door and try to usher them in to the back seat, that would have been well suspicious.

Definitions:

creepy:
1. strange in a way that makes you feel nervous;
2. causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or slight horror.

rock spider:
West Australian, slang, prison slang: a pedophile or child molester. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

purportedly & bot

Quotations:


-- Received a (mass) email purportedly from the GM NSW and ACT asking for feedback. Freeform boxes, no pre filled responses. A good opportunity to have your voice heard (assuming a human reads the responses and not a bot). Request for feedback is buried at the end of the email but I think worth scrolling down for

Definitions:

purportedly:
purported:
that has been stated to have happened or to be true, when this might not be the case.

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

fruitcake & runner

Quotations:


-- If he's just doing it to brag to his mates, then he's a fruitcake! 

-- Always check the seats when drop off pax.....

If items found and you know which pax it is, ask for a runner fee if they want it returned....
Your time is money, otherwise goes to nearest police station or the bin.

Definitions:

fruitcake:
1. an offence term for somebody considered to be irrational or out of touch with reality;
... 

runner:
1. a person in a company or an organization whose job is to take messages, document, etc.from one place to another;
...



Saturday, April 8, 2017

manipulation & obfuscation

Quotations:


Because:
1. Über is a technology company
2. Über is the bastard son of father - manipulation and mother - obfuscation.

Definitions:

manipulation:
1. behaviour that influences someone or controls something in a clever or dishonest way;
2. the process of changing, correcting, or moving information stored on a computer;
...

obfuscation: 
the wilful obscuring of the intended meaning of communication, usually by making the message confusing, ambiguous, or difficult to understand.

Friday, April 7, 2017

low life & conversely

Quotations:


-- You just need to be very careful as female drivers may attract more troubles from these low lives out there. I Advise to look at the pax before unlocking the doors. If they were loud young drunkies or the situation did not make u feel safe just drive off and cancel. 

-- There are female drivers around here, (Byron) but they are usually quite young and part time. But conversely, not many low lives around here so they drive in busy times usually, Fri sat nights 5-12 (not much going on here after 2am)

Definitions:

low life:
the life and the behaviour of people who are outside normal society, especially criminals.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

rest one's case & dig

Quotations:


-- Thank you, I rest my case.

-- I'm not having a dig at anyone, but that particular character barely spoke a word of english. Mate can you stop being an apologetic and making excuses. What we require in this industry is minimum english requiremenst.

Definitions:

rest one's case:
1. said to show that one believes one has presented sufficient evidence for one's views;
2. conclude one's presentation of evidence ​and argument in a lawsuit;


dig:
1. a remark or joke that you make in order to criticise someone or annoy them;
...






Wednesday, April 5, 2017

crappy & savvy

Quotations:


-- I find with surges you get crappy short fares anyway...

You don't get many long surge trips...riders are more savvy now and will wait out the surge

Definitions:

crappy:
an offensive term meaning worthless, useless, of poor quality, or badly made or done.

savvy:
1. knowing a lot about something and able to make good judgements about it;
2. to understand something, especially what somebody has said;








Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Aargh & native tongue

Quotations:


-- Aargh the imagery. Picked up three lovely Asian girls from Rockdale at 11pm on their way to George st ,just starting their night out.The whole trip they spoke their native tongue. Which didn't worry me at all. Gee they smelt nice. We drove down Oxford st and there he was in all his glory 6 foot 4 with a beard wearing a nice short blue Fluor dress. I made comment "pretty boy" all the girls cracked up;

Definitions:

Aargh:
used to express fear, anger, or some other strong emotion.

native tongue:
the first language that somebody learns to speak.


Monday, April 3, 2017

whinger & STFU

Quotations:


-- Lol leave the lads alone who cares whingers keepn the pommy tradition alive

Isnt bath a bloke or sumn anyway stfu

Definitions:

whinger:
a person who complains repeatedly.

STFU:
Initialism of Shut The Fuck Up.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

in tow & ample

Quotations:


-- I agree.

Go to the Uber office in Concord and chances are you will spot a driver signing up with a translator in tow. It takes just two minutes to find out if someone can speak conversational English. If they don't, there are subsidised English language courses available for recent migrants. There is simply no excuse! Especially since they must have held a NSW license for one year. Ample time to learn English if you ask me (in English plz).


Definitions:

in tow:
if you have someone in tow, they are following you because you are taking them somewhere.

ample:
1. enough or more than enough;
2. large, often in an attractive way;

Thursday, March 30, 2017

carnage & flip

Quotations:


Teenage sweethearts killed amid weekend carnage on east coast roads

-- Giovanni 'John' Santoro, 18, and his girlfriend Tamara Jordanoski, 17, died on Saturday night when their BMW flipped and slammed into a power pole in Port Botany in Sydney's south before exploding in flames.

Definitions:

carnage:
the violent killing of a large number of people.

flip:
1. to turn over into a different position with a sudden quick movement;

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

feasible & on the horizon

Quotations:


-- But rest assured, as soon as it's feasible, they will be all over the technology and buy cars with the capabilities, then drive a knife deep into the back of all the lowly drivers who made Uber their billions in the first place.

-- The cheapest is $149,000, most seen driving around Sydney are $250,000. There are cheaper models on the horizon.

Definitions:

feasible:
that is possible and likely to be achieved.

on the horizon:
in the near future.