A Uber driver has recalled the minute a female customer requested him to pretend to be her boyfriend so that she could get away from a pushy man – and he obliged.
The driver, Brandon Gale, discussed the incident on Facebook and the post has since turned into a web sensation, with many applauding his fast speculation support for the lady.
He began: “Last night while driving for Uber, I got a call to pick up a woman from over by the fair. About 30 seconds after accepting the ride, the rider sent me a message via the app. When you get here, can you pretend to be my boyfriend?”
I didn’t know to what capacity she meant, so I asked , ‘What do you mean?’ She then said, ‘I just need you to act like you know me, and that you’re not my Uber driver.
Gale went further and removed the Lyft and Uber stickers from out of his window. He went one step short of removing his wedding ring, which he decided to keep out of the other man’s line of sight.
Before I got to the pickup, I took my Uber and Lyft stickers out of my window. Although I didn’t feel comfortable removing my wedding ring, I made a mental note to keep it out of eyesight. When I got there, I had my window rolled down. When he arrived on location, there was a man and woman talking in the front yard.
He further added:
“The woman was my fare and she set the scene immediately. She looked over and yelled, ‘Hi, Babe! I’ll be right there! I didn’t want to leave her hanging, so i shouted back, ‘Awesome, because I’m starving!’ I waved at the guy. He half-assedly waved back.”
It wasn’t until she was in the safety of the car that the unnamed woman revealed what had happened.
According to the independent:
She skipped to my car, got in, and we took off. Once we got out of the guy’s sight, she told me the rest of her story. She went to the fair with a bunch of friends. In that group of friends was a guy that was very forward with her and wouldn’t take no for an answer. He also had a history of being very aggressive. She thought that she could leave him behind by heading to her car, but he followed her, claiming to be a gentleman. Before they got to her car, she claimed to have lost her keys. He offered to give her a ride, and that’s when she decided to call her ‘boyfriend.’