A 38-year-old Seattle Uber driver has the internet buzzing over a “ride type menu” he created for his passengers as a fun way to break the ice. George Ure printed his menu two weeks ago in an effort to make his customers more comfortable and to “make people laugh,” he told me Tuesday evening.
“Plus I want to give good service and if someone’s not up for talking, I just want to give them the option,” Ure told me.
So far, Ure has handed out 20 menus, one of which was tweeted by Luis Arguijo, 21, who shared a photo of it Monday afternoon. Arguijo’s tweet has since been liked more than 380,000 times as of Tuesday evening.
“He’s the best Uber my friends and I have ever had. We chose the ‘Therapy Ride’ and from the start of our ride he was a really good listener and understanding,” Arguijo told me Tuesday evening. “We could tell he was a genuine guy. I’m glad he’s received all this love, he deserves it.”
The most popular menu choices so far are “The Silent Ride” and “The Stand Up” which involves Ure telling “prison stories to other poor life choices I’ve made.”
“Don’t get a lovers name tattooed on you. Ever,” Ure wrote under “The Stand Up.”
Ure currently works part-time as an emergency medical technician and part-time for Uber. He just got a full-time job with the federal government as an emergency medical technician but is waiting on the start date. Ure has started a GoFundMe campaign to help replace his 2014 Nissan Versa. In the meantime, he’s still coming to terms with his newfound internet fame.
“I am in shock. I had no idea went viral until about five hours ago when a friend contacted me to tell me about it,” Ure told me. “I think people like it because it helps the rider have a voice as to what kind of experience they would like.”