This man’s shock £1000+ Uber bill is a lesson to us all this weekend
Uber has a reputation for being of the cheapest ways to get home after a night on the town – just don’t do what one exceptionally merry American, Kenneth Bachman, did.
Kenneth lives in New Jersey but was out with friends in West Virginia, some three hundred miles away.
One too many tequila shots later and Kenneth decided it was time to hail a ride to a local hotel, but his fingers apparently had other ideas and, following a classic cab blackout, he came to realising he was en route back to New Jersey – five hours away.
“Basically, I kinda just blacked out. The last thing I remember was being at the bar and then I just woke up in the Uber,” Kenneth told CBS.
The fare for his pie-eyed Uber joyride came to a staggering $1635, or over £1100, thanks to surge pricing and that he’d ordered an Uber XL to more comfortably pass out in.
Let Kenneth’s shock bill be a cautionary tale, fellow Brits, before you hit the Dog and Bucket this weekend.
We’re not sure how many Uber drivers would be game for a London to Newcastle run at 3am, but some of the ones we’ve spoken to in the past have told us about some pretty lengthy trips.
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