When your co-rider becomes your karaoke partner

One minute you’re getting a ride, the next you’re singing karaoke with people you just met. When you request uberPOOL, you never know who you’ll meet, or where the connections will take you. This month’s featured #POOLStories, as told by riders, go from emotional to musical, with job leads and long-lost friends found along the way. What will be your story?

“On the day that Prince died, I was in an uberPOOL with my driver and 2 other riders. Turns out we all loved Prince, and we just started crying together while listening to Purple Rain. I got to my destination and they all got out to hug me goodbye since it had been such an experience. – Jazmin, New York City

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“When I requested an uberPOOL to go home from the office, my co-passenger ended up being my old school teacher. We hadn’t seen each other in 11 years. We had a lovely time chatting in the car.” – Abhik, Kolkata

I was matched with a friend from childhood that I hadn’t seen in about a decade. I had to check out her Facebook profile on my phone before I was certain the rider was who I thought she was. I had no idea she had moved to San Francisco.  – Danielle, San Francisco

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“I invited my fellow uberPOOL rider who was from Washington DC to come to karaoke with me and my roommates. He stayed with us until 5am and slayed at karaoke!!!” – Ace, Toronto

“I rode home with a college intern who, coincidentally, was from my hometown and went to the same elementary school as me. When I told her I was a criminal defense attorney, she asked for my business card. She emailed me that day. A week later she came to my office, got a tour, met everyone here, and got some (hopefully helpful) career advice.” – Rebecca, Washington, DC

“I’m a singer and am building a band. I met someone that is an awesome guitar player and plan on jamming with them soon!” – Bethel, LA

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“I’m looking for a new employee for my company, and over heard my other passenger complaining about her job. I asked her what type of work she did, she told me, and it was what I am looking for. I have her scheduled for an interview this week.” – William, Philadelphia
Do you have a funny, surprising, or interesting story to tell about a recent uberPOOL ride? Tell us about it! Email us at poolstories@uber.com.
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