A Chick In Baltimore Started A GoFundMe Page To Help Cover Her Uber Charge

News — November 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm by

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One second you’re gallivanting the Baltimore streets like a rockstar, then the next thing you know, you’re struggling to make ends meet. Gabby Wathen, a girl who only wanted to make the most of Halloween, was blindsided when she realized her Uber charge was an outrageous $362. When your back is against the wall financially like Gabby, the only option is a GoFundMe page. No other options, we need to help Gabby.

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Here is her plea

Last night was Halloween. Great time. Today is my 26th birthday. Not so great time. I live in Baltimore and went out with my friends to celebrate my birthday at midnight. When 3 AM rolled around, I suggested we take an Uber hole to avoid drunk driving (#responsibility/#MADD).  I live 22 minutes , tops, from the party I was leaving. 

When I awoke this morning, I heard a friend talking about how outrageous Uber rates were the night before (9x original rate). I checked my bank account to, unbeknownst to me, I see a charge for $362. Not only is it my 26th birthday, it is rent day. My rent is $450 and I can no longer pay it today due to this completely outrageous charge.

I feel taken advantage of and cheated by the Uber name. $367 for a 20 minute ride should never be justified, even on Halloween.  Please donate even just $1 if you think this is utter and complete bullshit and also hilarious and very, very depressing at the same time. 

Well I’ll be damned, Gabby surpassed her goal before removing the page. People helping people in the time of struggle, it’s just beautiful…

via BusinessInsider

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