Well isn’t this just a bit sweet. Today’s World Compliment Day and to celebrate, Uber Australia have released some groovy stats showing Aussies drop a whopping 73,000 compliments a day on their Uber drivers.
‘Cos sometimes a bloody good Uber driver can give you a bunch of much-needed laughs after a shit storm of a day and 5 stars just isn’t enough of a thank you.
Since unleashing the feature in June 2017, nearly a mammoth nine million compliments (8,754,250 to be exact) have been recorded, proving not all Uber drivers play dodgy music on the ride home.
In case you’re more of a say-thank-you-and-bye-bye type of person or always in a hurry, here’s how the feature works. So instead of just leaving the usual one to five star rating, riders have the chance to select a number of compliment badges and leave an adorable note because being kind to one another is badass.
According to Uber, the top five badges people selected were:
- Excellent service
- Great conversation
- Expert navigator
- Above and beyond
- Neat and tidy
(I’m sure having a bottle of water available is in there somewhere.)
Annnnd, Uber also said 15 per cent of these Aussie compliments were awarded for great driver-rider convo which also proves some of our Uber convos go beyond: “So, you been doing this for a while?” Ah, sweet memories.
So in honour of World Compliment Day and quality Uber drivers around the world, here’s a whole bunch of them on Twitter. ‘Cos you know, where else are people going to share their experiences?
Firstly, please enjoy this Uber driver who avoided a potentially awkward filming situation:
Sometimes you get crappy Uber drivers and sometimes you get gems! Sam, you are the best and I’m so proud of you for not accepting a woman’s offer to be in her porno!! 😂 😂😂
— kelly thiebaud (@kellythiebaud) February 24, 2018
And this saintly woman:
I swear, she was one of the best Uber drivers I’ve seen. She stopped to give an old man some money for food; she allowed someone who was at a U-turn to get in front of her, and she hanged up her incoming call because she felt she was being rude to me. Superb Service!
— Kevin (@m0xkevn) February 28, 2018
I mean, this has all happened to us at one point or another:
Also bless the wild ones:
The best Uber drivers are the ones who really go all-out to get you there on time.
I don’t think this guy would take a bullet for me, but he damn near just took a bus.
— Ian Wren (@ianawren) February 17, 2018
And finally, Uber drives who know you don’t want to talk are the best Uber drivers out there.
Uber drivers that can tell that you don’t want to talk are the best tbh . I really hate having small talk
— ๑•‿•๑ Cris (@MilkGoesInLast) February 13, 2018
Happy World Compliment Day everybody, you’re all very swell for reading this.