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Redditor Forced To Tell Uber Driver His Friend Died

You probably don't remember the last conversation you had with an Uber driver — you were too drunk. That's the way it normally goes, at least.

But one guy will remember the chat he had with his driver for the rest of his life.

The man outlined the bizarre car journey under the Reddit's "Today I Fucked Up" subreddit.

He said he hailed an Uber to work after his car broke down. When the driver noticed the destination address, he spoke about his friend who he said works at the same place.


The conversation went like this:

UD: "I actually got a friend that works up there. He use to make websites all the time and he was excited when you guys hired him." Me: "I'm glad to hear that. What is his name?" UD: "My boy Frank." Me: "Frank...Gallagher?" UD: "Hell yeah, he is super smart and had a streak of bad luck with jobs. Then he got hired there and we knew he was set." Me: "Um..When was the last time you talked to him?" UD: "Its been about two-ish years. Me and my girl had a kid and lost contact with a few people but now that you reminded me of him, I'm going to hit him up soon."

He had no choice but to tell his driver the news his friend had passed away.

Me: "I don't know if that is possible, Frank died like two years ago." UD: ".....What? Nah man. We must be talking about two different people." Me: "I've been working there for a while and we have had only one Frank Gallagher to work for us. He died in the summer of 2014 I believe." UD: "No, he didn't. I'm going to call him right now because I'm pretty sure we are talking about two different people bruh."

The Uber driver then tried to call Frank but couldn't get through on his number.

UD: "He probably didn't pay his bill. You know how us black people are with our bills and shit. Hahaha" Me: "Ummm...I trained him when he was hired. I'm sorry you found out this way but he was the only one." UD: "He wasn't some young dude. He is about my age, like 40..." Me: "Or early 50's? Black, slender, short with salt and pepper hair. Chipped tooth? Yeah, Frank. I know him because I really like him. Worked harder than any other young guy I've ever trained. He died, man. I'm really sorry you found out like this."

At that point, the driver pulled over and wept on the side of the road.

The customer sent a picture of Frank to him once he got into his office. Here's the text exchange:


And now I'm sad.