Uber Pool, a godsend to poor college kids and now, I guess, everyone else getting absolutely bent over by inflation, is back! The once great ride share option will be making a triumphant return for the summer, but instead will be listed as “UberX share.” I don’t know about the rest of you, but some of the most clutch Ubers I’ve called in my drinking career have been Uber Pools, especially after spending $90 on 3 drinks in Los Angeles and needing to save some money on the ride home.
I’m pretty sure Los Angeles will have this capability to share rides, as well, which will give us degenerates that would risk COVID to save $5 on a ride a chance to do exactly that. Personally I’ll be ripping UberX Share all the time, especially with the high chance that nobody will be using it in a city where people walk their dogs with masks on. Sharing a ride with 1 stranger, and sometimes none, is definitely worth raw dogging an Uber mask free with the windows down to cut the cost of the ride in half. Considering the fact that Ubering 1 mile in L.A. costs damn near $30 I think I’ll take my chances.
But the savings aren’t even the best part! It’s the friends we make along the way that last. Unless you’re blacked out in the ride to begin with. Then you’re just saving the money. Who knows, you might make nice with a CEO who then offers you a high paying spot in their company. You also might get stabbed by a homeless person who somehow called an UberX Share. Roll the dice, life’s too short to Uber solo for $30.