How Uber Delivery Helped Me Not Get Killed By My Wife

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How Uber Delivery Helped Me Not Get Killed By My Wife

How Uber Delivery Helped Me Not Get Killed By My Wife

We previously covered Uber Flash, and this Uber delivery helped me not get killed by my wife. Uber Flash is an Uber delivery service available in select markets in Central and South America. I hadn’t used it and saw no personal need for it, but it is a cool idea. That changed the other day. The Uber delivery service helped me not get killed by my wife.

Before going to the airport for my international flight (the one I actually took, not my fiasco of the previous day), my wife and I ran some errands. She put her ID in my wallet, since she didn’t need to bring anything else from hers. I’m sure you see where this is going.

As we got close to the airport, I checked my backpack to make sure I had everything/nothing floating around in the Uber car I’d taken to the airport. Don’t want to leave something behind, right? Lo and behold, my wife’s ID was still in my wallet. My wife really couldn’t be without her ID card for the next 2 weeks. If nothing else, she had a doctor’s appointment Monday morning (this was Saturday night) for some knee pain. There was no way I could mail it from the airport post office and expect her to get it in time. And the clinic definitely wouldn’t see her without ID.

First Use Of Uber Flash

I asked my driver if he’d ever used Uber Flash for delivery. He said someone mentioned it to him, but he really didn’t know anything about it. As we pulled up to the departures area, he ended my ride. I requested Uber Flash for delivery, and he accepted the ride. Using him again seemed like a good idea. He knew which building was mine and was already ready to grab the ID.

I paid more than 2/3 of what my ride cost to the airport ($10 vs $7). However, the alternative was…a super angry wife. My first use of Uber Flash was a good one. Uber delivery helped me keep the peace with my wife by not accidentally leaving the country with her ID in my wallet. She would’ve killed me. A short time later, I got the app notification that the delivery was complete. Around the same time, my wife messaged saying she received her ID and that the guy was really nice about it, saying it was his first delivery and that he hoped he had done a good job.

Final Thoughts

When Uber Flash launched, I saw it as a cool idea. It seems practical, but I didn’t see myself needing it. Obviously, the situation to use it arrived. This Uber delivery service helped me out big time. If I’d returned home to take my wife’s ID to her, I would’ve missed the flight. Her taking an Uber to the airport to get the ID would mean paying for a round-trip for her to get back home again. This was the best option. Glad it was available. I can see this expanding as time goes on, especially as people try to avoid going out when they don’t need to.

Ryan S
Travel hacker in 2-player mode, intent on visiting every country in the world, and can say "hello" or "how much does this cost?" in a bunch of different languages.

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