Last year, I wrote about how I was Subjected to Religious Preaching During Recent Uber Ride. On my recent ride back from LaGuardia airport, I got into an UberX and had a slightly different experience. On this ride, the radio was on and blasting to Christian/Gospel music. Regardless of what was on the radio it was blasting so loud, that I asked him to lower it, however only slightly did he do that.
Then, as we leave the airport, the driver starts singing along to the music for the next 45 minutes of the ride. I finally had to put my headphones in, just to get some peace for the rest of the ride.
So my question is it rude to ask an Uber driver to lower the radio/change the type of music/or turn it off? I would have thought he would have gotten the hint when I asked him to lower it, however that just made him start to sing to the music…
Was I in the wrong for asking him to lower the radio? Shouldn’t a paying passenger have the right to choose what they listen to or if they prefer not to have anything on the radio?
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.