An Uber driver was alerted to pick up a passenger and simultaneously found himself saving a damsel in distress.
His story is yet another reminder of the many tactics women must employ at any time to feel safe when she is out alone.
Luckily, she wound up with the right driver who was willing to go along for the ride.
In a post dated July 31, Gale wrote:
Last night, while driving for Uber, I got a call to pick up a woman from over by the fair. About 30 seconds after accepting the ride, the rider sent me a message via the app.â
She asked Gale to pretend to be her boyfriend.
The random message threw him for a loop and inquired further but didnât receive an explanation.
âI didnât know to what capacity she meant, so I asked , âWhat do you mean?Â She then said, ÂI just need you to act like you know me, and that youâre not my Uber driver.Ââ
Sensing this wasnât a joke, Gale went as far as to remove all stickers on his vehicleâs windows that indicated he was a driver for Uber and Lyft.
However, he kept his wedding ring on but was conscious about keeping it hidden from view.
âBefore I got to the pickup, I took my Uber and Lyft stickers out of my window. Although I didnât feel comfortable removing my wedding ring, I made a mental note to keep it out of eyesight.â
âWhen I got there, I had my window rolled down.â
The stage was set.
He pulled over and found himself as a player in a most unusual play to whisk this woman away from a panic situation.
âWhen he arrived on location, there was a man and woman talking in the front yard.â
âThe woman was my fare and she set the scene immediately. She looked over and yelled, âHi, Babe! Iâll be right there!â
âI didnât want to leave her hanging, so i shouted back, âAwesome, because Iâm starving!â I waved at the guy. He half-assedly waved back.â
Gale played the part well, and the curtain came down as he put pedal to the metal.
âThe ruse was complete. Thanks to me. The Mayor of Yes-And City.â
âShe skipped to my car, got in, and we took off. Once we got out of the guyâs sight, she told me the rest of her story.â
âShe went to the fair with a bunch of friends. In that group of friends was a guy that was very forward with her and wouldnât take no for an answer.â
âHe also had a history of being very aggressive. She thought that she could leave him behind by heading to her car, but he followed her, claiming to be a gentleman.â
When she found herself going nowhere fast, she decided to use the Uber app to call for a getaway car.
âBefore they got to her car, she claimed to have lost her keys. He offered to give her a ride, and thatâs when she decided to call her âboyfriend.'â
In conclusion, Gale took the opportunity to remind guys that men should be better.
âThis should never have had to happen. Men, learn to accept the word ânoâ as a response. Learn to take responsibility for your actions. Our sons are watching you and theyâre learning how to treat the women in their lives by example. Lead by a better one.â
He also apprised female passengers to take advantage of the appâs messaging system.
âLadies, if you have the Uber or Lyft app, and you need an exit strategy, use the messaging system within the app. You can make special requests that could possibly save your life.â
His post received over 1.5K likes, and Gale added an update since last Wednesdayâs post.
âUPDATE: Thank you for helping to get the word out. More people need to know that you can use the Uber and Lyft apps to covertly signal for help.â
âProtect yourselves! Also, some nearby churches, like the Berean Baptist Church, are on standby if anyone needs a safety net.â
Gale got a glowing review on Facebook.
After being described as âheroâ and âamazing,â Gale demurred that he just wanted to be âbetter than I was yesterday.â
The Uber kind driver rightfully deserves commendation for steering his getaway car when prompted.
Now we just need an app for degenerates like the kind this woman experienced to disappear with a click.