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Why is everyone so against talking to Uber drivers? I enjoy talking to them, nice to get away from corporate culture as well.

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I talk to all of mine. Gives me some non business talk at either end of my week. Plus most of these people are characters. Ask then what the crazies thing that's ever happened on a ride is. The story rarely disappoints.

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That's my go-to question as well. So many good stories!

Some people are really introverted and don’t get energized by talking to strangers

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EY2- to clarify, are you saying one is easier than another? If so, which? I have opinions but don’t want to make assumptions on the point you’re making

I’m pretty far to the introverted side of the scale and mostly want to be in my own bubble in the car. Gives me some much needed time to get through my Instagram feed 😂

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I may have convinced my Uber driver to get a divorce so it’s probably more dangerous for them to talk to me.

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I deal with people for living. When I’m paying, I’ll avoid as much talking to human as possible

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My cab rides are either to plan for the day if it’s in the morning or to decompress/relax if at the end of the day. Like pwc1 said it de-energizes me and I get frustrated because I feel like they are taking up my personal time

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I avoid talking to people in general

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It’s called anxiety man. I don’t like talking to anyone I have to talk to, let alone optional people.

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There’s a time for everything, IMHO. I enjoy the chat 80% of the time. But at 2am, after a long day, I don’t want to feel obliged to talk about the weather just to avoid a bad rating.

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Having had to take long Ubers daily, I find that is the only me time I have on a hectic project and I just don't have the energy to entertain a driver for 2 hours a day

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You spend 2hrs a day in an Uber? Wtf?

I’ve heard about the infrastructure in their home countries, their extended families, their “day jobs “ everywhere from Amazon warehouse to cool government agencies. Listen and you could learn, or make an unexpected brief connection.

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As a partner said in a different thread on this topic, it is a good opportunity to practice small talk (AD note: with people you don't want to talk to).

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There are times it’s great to have silence. Introvert here who really isn’t interested or cares about talking to strangers

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I’d rather use the time to catch up on podcasts, news, and non-work stuff. Nothing against them, just more so that I see commute time as me time

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About 90% of the time it’s all good. But the other 10% increases my disdain for humanity quite a bit. Still always talk to them though because an awkwardly silent Uber ride is the worst of all

I don’t mind talking to Uber drivers. In this north east town where I live, many of the regulars are part of the local community and we end up talking about local stuff. I am Asian Indian and once in a while , I get drivers from the Caribbean who get into discussions around cricket which I love. If it’s late in the night or early rides, I make small talk just to be sure they don’t fall asleep at the wheels 😀. I am an extrovert and curious about people

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