You say it best, when you say nothing at all.
Sometimes you're just not up for the bants. Maybe it's a half four flight in the morning and you've woken up like an angry bear or you feel like a shivering squeezed teabag teetering on the edge of the sink of life. Most people who refuse driver engagement just bury their heads in their phone.
That can look pretty rude, so this could be a solution.
UBER, who call themselves a 'rider provider' (in Ireland that's a very different profession) have unveiled a new ‘Quiet Mode’ for passengers who don't want to talk to their drivers.
It is available this week, but they’re only rolling it out with the premium service first in America to see how it’s received.
This is how it works. The punter orders the cab and alongside the usual preferences like temperature and luggage, there's another option that you can choose between:
'Happy To Chat' or 'Quiet Preferred'
Would a ‘Quiet Mode’ option work for Taxis in Ireland?