"Where are you coming from and where are you going?". Repeated exactly the same way so many times that it was blatantly obvious.
The journalists in the article were correct to be creeped out by getting the exact same driver every time.
I used to enjoy conversation with drivers but since I have read so many articles on Uber and Lyft spying on each other or overseas competitors it's obvious that such a theory is within the realm of possibility.
Some drivers are genuinely curious but may be trying to gain control or find out information. Sometimes it seems more like simply getting a person to chatter is the goal-in many places. For perhaps purposes of constant reassessing of the way someone thinks or even using it against them later. as evaluation of their sanity or ensuring they never get anywhere due to their views on politcs, race, etc.
The election is coming on November 6th. It's already glaringly obvious that race and PC bullshit games are being used to get people elected that will simply implement very oppressive policies that benefit corporate, real estate development, the new money who've taken over MA. Ideology should not be part of political platform and these liberal areas have degenerated into this sort of brainwashed, cult mentality. There's no grown ups left it seems.
And nothing could be more childish than spying. It's for kids. The kind thats going on today isn't being done by James Bond types or your historically traditional kinds lf people suited to spycraft.
Some drivers seem to be trying to give an air of being disatisfied with me and companions as passengers. This is ignored and to be fair this isn't on my acct. Many drivers are nice, helpful and just do the job they are hired for.
Just watch out for anything that seems like in the article. And it is great to turn the tables on people who think you are stupid and want to take advantage to gain information.