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.


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.


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?