BlogMas Day 4 | My Possessive Crazy Drunk Uber Rider Wanted Me for Himself


If you know me, you know I tell good stories. So this is the story of the time I had a crazy Uber rider and I was scared for my short lived life. I was only 27, I just started to really live.

Ok, so here is what happened. One night on my late night Uber rides, I was tired and ready to go home. Matter of fact, I did not even want to drive Uber this particular day. I don't know why but I was truly not in the mood. But I had a goal and a deadline and I was not even knocking on the door of it. I thought I was just being lazy so I rolled myself up, gave myself a pep talk and headed out the door.

The night was going good. Up until this point, I didn't have any crazy riders neither did I have some drunk person throw up in my car. So far so good. Until this night. The sun was down and the moon was in its place. Not just any moon but it was a full moon tonight! And there was somebody somewhere looking for their next prey and little to my knowledge it was going to be me.

My phone dinged with an alert that I was being summoned by a rider. Driving down the quiet streets of Charleston, SC on a weekday was normal but I had a super errie feeling about the area I was picking up in. I turned down a side street off of King St and there was my rider, in the pitch black and he was staggering. "No big deal," I thought, just a drunk guy. But initially I had feelings of just driving by but I thought to myself, “I am tripping, what’s the worst that can happen?”

Then the guy gets in and the first thing he said was, "You're beautiful". Using my southern hospitality, I said thank you and we pulled off. I thought to myself, this is harmless, let me make this quick $10.

Nobody:

Nobody at all:

The Rider: I'm such an idiot

Me: blank stare

The Rider: sorry you have to put up with me

Me: you are not a problem

awkward silence

Now I am no doctor or psychologist but not only did I know this guy was drunk but I believe he had a mental illness and he was possessed. Oh Lawd why me? He started hitting his head and all though I wanted to let him out right then and there, I started praying inwardly and to keep whatever he was calm, I decided to hold casual conversation, that way I could hear the sound of his voice if he moved or got too close. Genius right? I know.

Then this happens next, as we are approaching the Ravenel Bridge, this is our conversation.

The rider: you're beautiful

Me: thank you

Nobody:

Nobody at all:

The Rider: I'm such an idiot

Me: blank stare

The Rider: sorry you have to put up with me

Me: you are not a problem

awkward silence

30 seconds later,

The rider: you're beautiful

Me: mhm

Nobody:

Nobody at all:

The Rider: I'm such an idiot

Me: blank stare

The Rider: sorry you have to put up with me

Me: starring

awkward silence

I was completely creeped out, half way over the bridge, the rider said do you like me?

Me: well I don't know you sir

Enraged he said, Why don't you like me?

Yall, I am as quiet as a church mouse because the