Ten Types of Uber and Lyft Drivers You Meet in Denver

Ten Types of Uber and Lyft Drivers You Meet in DenverEXPAND
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Whether you're going to an event downtown and don't want to mess with parking or you've had six IPAs and need to be put to bed, Uber and Lyft are there for you. And in a growing city like Denver that's full of car-averse millennials, drivers are everywhere. To pay homage to these everyday heroes, we've compiled some of the common types of drivers you'll find around the metro.

Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Don't hate the player, hate the game.

1. The Stoner 
We're certainly not accusing drivers of partoking while driving (absurd!), but we wouldn't put it past a few to be doing what they're doing to support their weed habit.

Be nice, because karma.
Be nice, because karma.

2. The Newbie 
People are moving to Denver en masse, and learning a new city takes time. Don't be a jerk to this driver when he takes the long way or makes wrong turns. Instead, offer to help navigate and give him some good shortcuts. 

Avoid your ex and make money!
Avoid your ex and make money!

3. The Girl Avoiding Her Ex
Denver is an expensive place to rent, which makes for some interesting living situations. No one would fault you for still living with your ex because you guys just broke up and moving out and living on your own would be way too expensive. Props to the intrepid females who take up driving to avoid their exes at home.

The only time it's okay to take candy from a stranger.
The only time it's okay to take candy from a stranger.

4. The Enticing Mom
A stay-at-home mom from Thornton by day and savage hunter at night, she stalks the streets of Denver in her white Toyota Sienna Minivan looking for prey. She's slow AF and takes wide turns, but she'll get you another way: with a candy stash that would make Costco blush. 

The Saint of Uber.
The Saint of Uber.

5. The Saint
You've met him, but you probably don't remember him. After a long night of partying, you call him ten times because he's not exactly where you are, but then again, you have no idea where you are. You get in the car, and he politely asks if you've had a good night. You grunt and yell at him to play Katy Perry. He stops by a pizza place so you can inhale a slice, drops you off at home and doesn't even fuck with your rating after you trash his car. Bless you, sir. 

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