The Uber Passenger That Broke A Driver’s Heart
She was ‘going abroad.’
Uber is a godsend for those of us who have had one drink too many and can’t drive home. But, for Uber drivers, drunk passengers can lead to a disgusting night spent mopping up vomit in their back seats. But a recent story posted by Imgur user nothingherenothingthere shows that for at least one driver, a passenger he feared was a typical drunk became someone he’d never forget.
One Wednesday evening, an Uber driver known online as westport76 picked up what he described as a “sweet girl” who was “absolutely hammered.” The girl was overly apologetic for being so drunk and asked the driver if he’d please drive her around a bit with the windows down. As he prepped for a cleaning fee and scrambled to grab a vomit bag out of his glove box, she asked him what his thoughts were about death. The passenger then revealed she had cancer.
“She told me she was dying and she was going to be ok,” the driver wrote. But what she said next drove him to tears. “She told me she was celebrating with her work friends who threw her a going-away party,” he wrote. The passenger had told her work friends that she was taking a position abroad and “Just didn’t tell them abroad was heaven.”
After dropping her off, he turned off his Uber app and cried all the way home.
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