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9 Reasons to Be Pumped About Uber STL’s Arrival

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wash U chapter.


1. It’s happened to all of us. You’re walking out the door of Harry’s and a random freshman boy hops in your cab and overshares (without being provoked) about his awkward DFMO with that cute girl Eliza on his floor. However, once you make it to the clocktower, he makes a frighteningly fast dash without sharing his name so you can charge him on Venmo. Now, you can request for your fellow cab riders to pay the second you get into the Uber car.


2. Find yourself at Steak n Shake into the wee hours of the night with no cabs to be seen? No judgement. At the tap of a button, you’ll now have a car waiting for you within 10 minutes and can even bring some leftover fries into the car. Win win.


3. You can have someone named Life drive you home. True story. Look at my Uber history.


4. I am of the personal belief that their should be a reality tv show called “E! True Hollywood Story: Uber Drivers.” Every time I find myself in an Uber, I hear the driver’s life story from meeting their Russian spouse on Match.com to their aspirations of creating an app to riff off of Angry Birds.


5. Dat cashless life translates to dat bagless life. With your credit card saved on your account, there’s no need to bring dollar dollar bills y’all.


6. Living the car-less life? Find yourself having to cab to Pastaria on the reg? Now you can do so in an inconspicuous car so no one will know what you’re up to.


7. We all know Saturday nights out amount to a rat race at the Clocktower or the Village for who can run closer up to steal a cab. With your Uber driver knowing your name and phone number and having a picture of you (which put like that sounds a little creepy), cab theft is a non problem.


8. 30 degrees and you want them to pick you up right outside of your dorm rather than at a central WashU landmark? That GPS locator comes in handy.


9. For us New York/Chicago/L.A. area snobs, this is a step in the right direction for St. Louis getting urban necessities in the area. Next up: Seamless? SoulCycle? We’ll see.

photos couresty of newsroom.uber.com riverfronttimes.com

Chloe is a sophomore in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. She hails from Westport, Connecticut where she was Managing Editor of her high school's newspaper. She is an avid fan of ice cream, Sex and the City marathons, and napping.
Rachel is a junior in Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. When she's not using her status as a twin as her obvious fun fact, she'll probably tell you that she loves photography, concerts, travel, Buzzfeed, and slaving over clever Instagram captions.