Question: I got a Lyft request for a ride from “Brandon” last night and pulled into a gas station to pull around and change course to pick them up. I get a phone call from the Lyft/Customer line and it’s a woman and she says she actually needs to get cigarettes, is there some way that I could just stop and grab cigarettes and they’ll tip me when I get there “or do you need me to come with you?”
I’m like “yeah, I could take you to get cigarettes, that’s fine” and she says “so you couldn’t buy some and I’ll just pay you?” I’m like “oh no, I’m sorry… I can’t” she’s like “oh what’s the problem?” And I just gave her the first excuse I could think of “I don’t carry money with me so I’d have no way to pay for them” and she’s like “Oh okay” and I can hear her telling the person with her “she can’t, she doesn’t carry any money with her” and then back to me “okay, that’s fine I’ll just go with you” and I’m like okay, I’ll be there in a bit” and hang up and keep driving when the trip disappears and they cancelled.
So here’s the question (finally, lol) Is that shady? In hindsight it just seemed pretty suspicious that they cancelled the call once they found I wasn’t carrying any money on me and puts the idea that they were looking to rob me once I got there.