When It’s a Good Time to Call an Uber
You’ve heard of Uber, right? Of course you have. It’s only one of the most popular smartphone apps/driving services in the country. Since 2010, black cars have swarmed our streets with all sorts of pedestrians praising the car’s existence while sitting in the backseat. The effort of having to stand on the street waving for a cab or calling the closest cab service is now behind us, for all we have to do is press a button on our phones.
Now, just like cabs, almost ANYTHING could prompt a call for a ride. Obviously, needing a ride to the grocery store just because you’re lazy and don’t feel like driving isn’t exactly the wisest investment you could make, but plenty of other common predicaments could be the perfect opportunity for a Uber-request. In my experiences and based on observation, I’ve found that Uber has presented a very positive impact on society and it’s bad habits. From probable drunk driving to broken down cars, Uber can come to the rescue at almost anytime. Knowing exactly when you need that extra hand is the key to avoiding some shitty situations. We all know asking for help can suck, but hey, responsibility and safety are important too.
When You’re Lost
You’ve gotten off at the wrong subway stop, you’ve walked WAY too far, you’re in a new town, or you’ve woken up somewhere that is not your house (oops). It happens, and it’s time to accept it, you’re as lost as Pattington bear. Google maps has failed you, and now you feel like every person walking next to you is looking at you funny. This, my friend, is a good time to call an Uber.
When You’re Tanked
You’re out, you’re stranded, you’re slightly inebriated, and all you’ve got on you is your smartphone resting on a steady 5%. It’s been a long night, your car is outside, but you know deep down in that red cup that you cannot possibly drive a motor vehicle successfully without something bad happening to you or your driving record. In order to avoid getting into any more trouble, calling an Uber may be your best drunken decision.
When Your Car Isn’t Accessible (or existent)
No car is perfect, and sometimes they poop out at the absolute most inconvenient times in life. “Big exam today? Time to let my radiator blow out.” Sound familiar?
When You’re Bar Hopping with a Group
No one wants to be DD, and normally if there is one, it isn’t a 100% guarantee that they won’t resist the urge to join in on the fun. It’s true, and we can’t deny it. Being DD sucks. Making the smart decision to arrange a ride for your group will allow everyone to have a good time, and be guaranteed a safe trip home.
The Moral of the Story
Be smart about your riding situations. This is not meant to promote Uber, but to promote safe transportation in moments of impaired judgment or unfavorable conditions. Putting yourself in any sort of danger when you have the option to save yourself from it is just stupid. Call a friend, call a cab, call an Uber, or book a hotel. Do SOMETHING.