First, let me say I’m a big fan of Uber and use it when traveling in almost every city. Recently, I was in Washington D.C. for a few days, and took a Uber from my hotel over to Georgetown. I got into my UberX Toyota Camry and first thought how loud the radio was, and then realized that this wasn’t the radio, but the driver had on some religious preaching.
I really felt perplexed on what to do, as I didn’t want to offend the driver if I was gonna ask him to turn off the radio or even put on some music. I feel that since I’m the passenger I would at least have that right?
After about 5 minutes, I asked if he could lower the radio, and he ever so slightly turned it down. At this point, I received a phone call on my cell phone and answered it. I’d surely think he’d get the hint and lower it since I was on the phone, but nope not at all. It was so loud, that I had to apologize to the person on the other line asked what was in the background, yet he still didn’t lower it.
I finally arrived to my destination in Georgetown perplexed about this whole situation. Was I in the wrong for asking him to lower the radio? Do passengers have a right to choose what they listen to while riding? Surely, I shouldn’t have had to be subjected to this religious preaching he was listening to the entire time.
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Feel free to share your thoughts below, and what you’d do in this situation, or if you’ve ever been in a similar scenario yourself.