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- An Uber driver from Seattle, Washington, named George Ure is going viral for offering passengers a “Ride Type Menu.”
- Riders can choose from five ride types, including “The Silent Ride,” “The Therapy Ride,” “The Rude Ride,” “The Creepy Ride,” and “The Stand Up.”
- The menu went viral after passenger Luis Arguijo posted a photo of the menu on Twitter.
- Ure and Arguijo told INSIDER they’re both surprised and grateful for the viral response to the ride menu.
Uber rides can be an unpredictable experience for both the rider and driver. However, one Uber driver in Seattle, Washington, seems to have found a way to provide a custom ride experience for each of his passengers.
last night my uber gave me a menu on what kind of ride i wanted ,547K5:04 AM – Feb 26, 2019121K people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacyThe tweet has over 500,000 likes and 100,000 retweets at the time of this post, and people are loving the hilarious options on the menu
While a “Silent Ride” option is provided for those who wish to stay quiet, Ure also offers four other options for those looking for more interaction. “The Stand Up” ride involves Ure telling funny stories, while “The Therapy Ride” consists of Ure simply lending an ear to those who just need someone to talk to.
For those wanting a more unsettling experience, “The Creepy Ride” involves Ure simply staring at you in the rearview mirror from time to time, while “The Rude Ride” gives the driver permission to be as rude as possible.
Ure told INSIDER that he came up with the idea as a joke to make his riders laugh at first, but suddenly realized it was actually a good idea
So far, he says “The Silent Ride” and “The Stand Up” have been the most popular with his passengers.
“The Silent Ride is popular with the going to or coming from work crowd,” Ure, who says he also works as an emergency medical technician, told INSIDER. “And The Stand Up is more popular with the weekend having fun-type crowd.”
Ure says his favorite of the five rides all depends on his passengers.
“My favorite menu option is the one you want,” Ure said. “I want to give an awesome ride [whether] that means I make you laugh, be silent, or help you hide a body. The rider comes first.”View image on Twitter
Ure says there are two options he would probably choose based on his mood if he was in the passenger’s seat.
“Coming home from a shift working in healthcare I’d order The Silent Ride for sure,” he told INSIDER. “Decompression is a must, plus working saving lives and/or fighting disease takes a toll on you over the course of the day. On a weekend I’d order the craziest thing on the menu. I’d ask for The Rude Ride and beg for the driver to offend me.”
As for the passenger that made him go viral, he and his friends decided to go with “The Therapy Ride” after a night out at a pub because “we all just needed someone to talk to.”
“[George] was actually a great listener and understanding of our situations, he was very wise,” Arguijo told INSIDER about his ride with Ure. “I think it went well for me and my friends.”