Alrighty…let’s have some fun here. I think many of us have come up with our words for stuff that happens as a TNC driver. Here’s some of mine:
Punt–when you are in a surge zone and get pinged to a pickup outside of it. The longer the ping distance, the longer the punt. More common on Lyft than Uber. So in my case, being in a surge in downtown Minneapolis and getting pinged in Minnetonka equates to about a 10 mile punt.
Blocked Punt–when the driver rejects said punt. Usually when it’s so long and unrealistic you wouldn’t make money on it.
Clawback–When a driver moves towards another area, then gets a ping close to where they came from. Logging off when relocating usually (but not always) eliminates this.
Anchor–stolen from another driver, but an anchor holds a driver’s car while everyone else is dilly dallying their way to the ride.
Benedict Arnold–pax who cancels when the driver is at or near the pickup point.
Garmin–pax who forcefully argues the directions that a driver is taking.