That's a very bad hangover
Most of us have ‘fallen asleep’ in a cab home after one-too-many wines. Though for one man that turned out to be a very expensive nap after he woke the following morning to find his Uber driver had turned a simple 16-minute journey from Imperial Hall to Millfields Road into a 20-mile tour of North East London.
London bartender Daniel Kaizen revealed to BBC Newsbeat that he’d done his last shift in a cocktail bar and hailed an Uber while he was three sheets to the wind. ‘When I say I was drunk’ he said, ‘I mean blindingly drunk.’ Thank you for clarifying that one, Daniel.
When Kaizen woke the next day to find his quick route home had cost him a whopping £102 (presumably making his whopping headache even worse) he went onto his phone to check the exact route the driver had taken.
As you can see, it’s pretty creative…
Kaizen then tweeted ‘DAAAAAMN @Uber… Great start to my Easter Monday’
It’s still not clear why the driver decided to take this route. Possibly to maximise the fare. Possibly to explore the bright lights of Harringay and Woodford. Possibly because he’d forgotten he even had a passenger in his car.
After his tweet Uber quickly responded to the Kaizen’s complaint. ‘We are investigating exactly what happened in this instance and have given the rider a full refund’ the company said in a statement, ‘unlike other transport options Uber offers transparent receipts with a record of every trip and a map of the route taken so if there is an issue it can be resolved.’
Well at least he got his money back, some of which he presumably spent on paracetamol.