Uber needs a “don’t call” checkbox. Until then in pickup details I’ll always write “please don’t call”
When you’re busy enough to justify needing an on-demand driver on an almost daily basis, the value of that service is defeated when it interrupts you every 10 minutes with a call. Even worse when they then ask you to navigate.
The busier I get the more I realize phone calls are dumb. It’s just crazy that you can just interrupt someone at any point in their day with a flick of a wrist.
Now I appreciate people who leave texts asking if it’s an okay time for a call, or when it would be best to make one.
I looked around doubting my own opinion on this, and found that I’m in good company:
phone calls, that is actually interrupting someone's life to have them talk on the phone, should be reserved for emergencies only 📵— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) February 15, 2016
@CaseyNeistat right I think about this all the time... how crazy is it that you can just smash into someone's life with a loud alarm?— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) February 15, 2016
To which another person replied:
I don’t completely disagree with that. But can we please schedule that 15 minute call, or at least ask if a call right now would interrupt anything - probably the only time where “silence means yes” is applicable.