Tuesday, January 31, 2017

blare & accommodating

Quotations:


-- I one starred him ,and made comment on Uber comments " Driver seems angry at something ?" Didnt say a word , music blaring so loud with all windows down',"

-- We work hard to get good partners on the road and we want them to be friendly, accommodating, and professional at all times for the comfort of riders like you. We do encourage driver-partners to be attentive and to be able to engage in small friendly talks, as they add to a great trip experience. More so, engaging in talks can provide the riders with comfort while on trip. It's really disappointing to hear when a driver-partner behaves otherwise.

Definitions:

blare:
to make a loud unpleasant noise.

accommodating:
willing to help and do things for other people.

Monday, January 30, 2017

butler & subsidy

Quotations:

-- If you weren't gonna tip him, he did the right thing and I applaud him. He's a driver, he drives. He's not your butler.

-- Agreed, had a pax recently who advised that people with disabilities get subsidy from the gov't for taxis, I'm sure Uber is working on this, but until then, it isn't worth it for us as partners, regardless of how "nice" it would be to help them out!

Definitions:

butler:
the main male servant in a large house.

subsidy:
money that is paid by a government or an organization to reduce the costs of services or of producing goods so that their prices can be kept low.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

spill the beans & algorithm

Quotations:


-- I've often wondered why no Uber or exUber employee has spilled the beans on the different computer programming or algorithms in use by Uber for drivers, riders, surging etc ... they've been around for a few years now, you'd think someone would have leaked something juicy

Definitions:

spill the beans:
to tell sb. sth., often sth. that should be kept secret.

algorithm:
a set of rules that must be followed when solving a particular problem.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

dickhead & get over onself

Quotations:

-- Look in the mirror and all you get is a nobody driving dickheads around. A slave basically. So get over yourself. We are essentially mules. Get over your self worth.

Definitions:

dickhead:
a very rude way of referring to sb, especially a man, that you think is stupid.

get over oneself:
stop being conceited or pretentious.

Friday, January 27, 2017

smug & weirdo

Quotations:

 
-- I had a Pax last night cancel 5 times on me during a surge I was driving along Crown St Surry Hills towards Cleveland st I got first ping at 1.8x surge to pick up pax then cancel quickly then again this happened a total of 5 times I kept driving in his direction pick up near near Cleveland st I spotted him he pinged me again outside my door when surge was over jumped in all smug and i asked him why he kept cancelling?

-- no wonder alotta female pax say drivers are weirdos the comments i see in here all the time its like teenage kids who never beeen in a 2 metre radius of a woman before

Definitions:

smug:
looking or feeling too pleased about sth you have done or achieved.

weirdo:
a person who looks strange and/or behaves in a strange way.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

dumbed down & parlance

Quotations:

-- (in dumbed down parlance, it's 'calling BS')

Definitions:

dumbed down:
simplified so as to be intellectually undemanding and accessible to a wide audience.

parlance:
a particular way of using words or expressing yourself, for example one used by a particular group.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

dish out & smashed

Quotations:

-- You dumb enough to try this on , you deserve everything the law dishes out to you;

-- However, on one instance in Greystanes back in December I had a rider who told me on arrival that her boyfriend (whose house she was being dropped at) looked smashed (as he was walking toward my car) and she said that he gets aggressive and violent when he is in this state. 

Definitions:

dish out:
1. to give something out freely, especially criticism, money, punishment, or advice;
2. to serve food to people;

smashed:
very drunk.







Tuesday, January 24, 2017

radiator & erratic

Quotations:


-- Q)Do you have water?
A) yes, but it's in the radiator 

-- Q)I had an erratic Uber driver the other day he was jumping in and out of lanes.
A) that's funny a fellow Uber driver told me at the airport that he drives erratically when ever he gets passengers with bad breath in the car!
Would you like a mentos??

Definitions:

radiator:
a device for cooling the engine of a vehicle or an aircraft.

erratic:
not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.

Monday, January 23, 2017

ramification & tisk tisk

Quotations:

-- What's the legal ramification for Uber discarding trip data?

-- If I didn't have the video to create a screen shot they would come up with some nonsense. Tisk tisk.

Definitions:

ramification:
one of the large number of complicated and unexpected results that follow an action or a decision;

tisk tisk:
It's something people say to show that you should be ashamed;

Sunday, January 22, 2017

a tad & my two cents

Quotations:

-- LOL! Just a tad.

-- So as promised, here's my two cents. I don't think there will be a rate cut anytime soon. Here's why.

Definitions:

a tad:
a little bit; slightly; somewhat;

my two cents:
"My two cents" ("my 2¢") and its longer version "put my two cents in" is an American idiomatic expression, taken from the original English idiom "to put in my two cents worth" or "my two-cents." It is used to preface the tentative statement of one's opinion.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

jinxed & etiquette

Quotations:


-- Well give it that following weekend, guess who got a request involving a child and her mother.. talk about being jinxed.


-- I've been led to believe from other online forums that is appropriate etiquette when pasting a link, to give a short summary or extract.

Definitions:

jinxed:
having or bringing more bad luck than is normal;

jinx:
bad luck; sb/sth that is thought to bring bad luck in a mysterious way;

etiquette:
the formal rules of correct or polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession;




Thursday, January 19, 2017

bugger & rip off

Quotations:


-- I've read similar anecdotes about cabbies who mess with passengers who are playing silly buggers with them. In my brutally honest opinion, both of you are partly to blame, but I still laugh with you about what you did anyway.

--  End the trip a few seconds before arriving at the destination (and make it obvious). This will make them feel like they are getting a discount and that you are not ripping them off.

Definitions:

bugger:
1. an offensive word used to insult sb, especially a man, and to show anger or dislike;
..

rip off:
1. to cheat someone, especially by charging them too much money for something;
2. to steal something;
3. to have sexual intercourse with, to rape;
4. to copy something without permission or licence;


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

impound & lean the ropes

Quotations:


-- What is odd is he was caught by an off duty policeman who discovered the man was an Uber driver. Funny how this guy's car was impounded but no-one has done anything about charging the occupants.
 
-- Take it slow...get familiar with the app, do off peak hours if you feel you still learning the ropes.

Definitions:

impound:
1. to take sth away from sb, so that they cannot use it;
2. to shut up dogs, cats, etc. found on the streets in a pound, until their owners collect them.

learn the ropes:
to know or learn how to do something ,especially a job.




Monday, January 16, 2017

get the hang of sth & patch

Quotations:


-- First ping, accepted a 20+ min ping without looking into ping detail (still yet to get the hang of it) for a 3 min train station trip.


-- I went through a pretty bad patch some years ago (before Uber), 22% interest on CC, meant that was my #1 focus, ATO/GST/PAYG/other suppliers could all wait because they were low or 0 interest.

Definitions:

get the hang of sth:
to learn how to do or to use sth or to understand sth.


patch/bad patch:
1. a period of time of the type mentioned, usually a difficult or unhappy one;
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Friday, January 13, 2017

imbecile & old bag

Quotations:


-- Your the imbecile ... New member and yiu will only be on here a week or two before the novelty runs out !!
You boring old bag

Definitions:

imbecile:
1. a person who has a very low level of intelligence;
2. a rude way to describe a person that you think is very stupid;

old bag:
an insulting word for an old woman.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

snot & cheapskate

Quotations:


-- You better make sure it's clean fruit and hasn't had some infected passenger plowing their snot covered hands over it. Just wait for that peach or orange to end up all over the seats. You going to charge a cleaning fee when that happens? You in the uber business or fruit trade?

-- Lol, what !? Fruit and tip jar, total Fail. You'll soon realise it's not worth driving let alone tips from cheapskates 

Definitions:

snot: 
a word that some people find offensive, used to describe the liquid substance that is produced in the nose.

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



Sunday, January 8, 2017

whiff & gag

Quotations:


-- As I am driving ( I have the AC on circulate) I begin to smell dog poo. Not like a whiff of poo but I'm talking fresh poo! I'm now driving and the smell is really bad- -I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should say anything but I'm also concerned about my car.

-- I slowly open my window (as I'm close to gagging) they don't say anything or even act like anything is wrong. I wait, I want to say something, I need to say something, they don't do anything.

Definitions:

whiff:
1. a smell, especially one that you only smell for a short time;
2. a slight sign or feeling of sth;

gag:
1. to put a piece of cloth in or over sb's mouth to prevent them from speaking or shouting;
2. to have the unpleasant feeling in your mouth and stomach as if you are going to vomit;



Friday, January 6, 2017

centipede & binge

Quotations:


-- Oh my gosh. Have you ever seen so many Ubers in a row? It's like the Human Centipede out here and Uber is at the front.

-- At home binge watching The Sopranos. Seems everyone else is doing similar. No money left after the festive season. 

Definitions:

centipede:
a small creature like an insect, with a long thin body and many legs.

binge:
a short period of time when sb does too much of a particular activity, especially eating or drinking alcohol.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

pommy & deplorable

Quotations:


-- Here's the result of your mates the pommie (pommies) and murphey backpackpackers. 

Locals have had enough. Council has had enough. Children cannot use the beach. Its deplorable, and every single UK person here in Australia today should be immediately deported, or held in a detention centre and fed rat meal for dinner.

Definitions:

pommy:
1. a British person;
2. a slightly insulting word for someone from the UK, especially someone from England.

deplorable:
very bad and unacceptable, often in a way that shocks people.