What Do You Do If Your Uber Has A Donald Trump Bumper Sticker?

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This was a question I asked myself Saturday night, as I noticed that the Uber coming to pick my wife and I up had a Trump/Pence bumper sticker on it. As many of you know, my feelings about Trump supporters are well-documented.

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Bit of context: We were headed to a club to celebrate a friend's post-wedding reception party, and caught the Uber because we both planned on drinking. Also, we were already two hours late to the party, and rushing.

Anyway, I see four realistic options here:

1.  Do absolutely nothing, and act as if you didn't notice that the driver you hired is so pro-Trump that he wants his feelings about Trump to be the first thing you know about him.

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2. Cancel the Uber, and call another one.

3. Accept the ride, and ask/confront the driver about his bumper sticker.

4. Accept the ride, act normal, and then give him a low rating. And cite the reason why.

(Also, you can do both #3 and #4, if ambitious.)

Anyway, what would you do?

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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I'd shut up and keep it moving. It's a cab ride, nothing more or less. Besides, do you realize how many Trump supporters you likely deal with on a daily basis that you don't know about?