Im stating the obvious for those of you that have driven for a while or have ever worked a tipping job before. This is for you noobs.
Treat ALL passengers the same.
I picked up a pax tonight. It was a14 minute ride. Long story short he was broke. He barely had money for the ride much less drinks at the club where his buddy was playing his 1st gig ever. He was going even though he couldn’t afford it to support his buddy. The ride was $5.71 (my take) and he tipped $5.
Recently I picked up a Pax for a 15 minute ride. He asked me to stop by a grocery store on the way. “I’ll tip you 2-3 times the cost of the ride”. Grrr the verbal fucking tip. I did it nonetheless and fell for it because I learned during the trip he was on the board of the Merc Mining Company. For those of you that don’t know they’re worth billions. He was only in the store for a few minutes, came back out and I dropped him off at his mansion. NO TIP.
Moral of the story? Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.