Uber tried to make this guy snitch on a driver who brought her child along
By this time, most people have hilarious tales about riding in an Uber to wherever they have to go. But they have nothing on this guy.
Last September, when he was working and living in Washington D.C ., 18 -year-old Tomas Santana decided to call a auto with the vehicle-beckoning app instead of taking the Metro home. When he saw what was supposed to be his Uber roll up, he was hesitating to jump in the car because, to his astound, there was a child in the backseat.
It was indeed his ride homewith an extra passenger.
“My driver never said anything about their kid, the kid however had a lot to say to me, ” Santana wrote in an email to The Daily Dot. “He asked lots of questions like: ‘Who are you? ‘ and ‘Why do you have a skateboard? ‘ Aside from being merely a very curious infant, he was very well behaved except for the fact that he keptspinning the wheels of my skateboard for the entirety of the 30 minute ride home.”
Santana initially tweeted out the picture back in September, when it racked up about 200 retweetsa good chunk of attention, but not what exactly you’d call viral. Uber Support caught wind of the situation and responded.
But he wasn’t about to sell out his driver.
The 18 -year-old’s Uber experience didn’t get more attention until early January, when the Twitter account @GreatestUbers( which is essentially a collection of wild tales from riding in their vehicles) tweeted out screenshots of Santana’s replies.
That’s when the photo ran genuinely viral, with people coming back to Santana’s original tweetsas his handle appears in the @GreatestUber screenshots. People onFacebook and Instagram began posting the images as well, and Santana’s proud about them aiming up on memes.com.
“I didn’t mind Uber’s response, I understand they have a business to run and that they have rules for their drivers, but I also understand what it’s like for a working parent, ” Santana tells. “I didn’t want to get my driver in trouble and I also saw an opportunity to say something funny and keep it lighthearted.”
Other denizens of the Internet have also piped up and given their take over the situation, feeling similar to Santana. There are some negative commentaries, but the positivity and subsistence definitely outweigh the haters.
And once thousands of people started coming back to the tweets, liking and retweeting them, Uber Support ultimately recognise them with what could either be construed as a sublike or a genuine “dang, chill move bro.” It’s up for interpretation.
Supporters have even spilled over to Santana’s Instagram account, where hundreds have given him shoutouts for not tattling: everything from “Respect bro” to “No snitch* ok hand emoji** laugh weeping emoji *. “
“I don’t think I did anything wrong, something funny happened to me and I wanted to share it so I don’t pay too much attention to the negativity, ” Santana said. And that’s how a humorous image became a five-star defense of Uber’s workforce.
Photo via Madeleine Ball/ Flickr( CC BY SA 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed