IRL Twitch streamer Jakenbake and his girlfriend Water were exploring Los Angeles on September 24 and got into some awkward trouble with their Lyft.
After chowing down on lunch, Jake was trying to take his girlfriend to Santa Monica to go to the beach and do some shopping but was shocked after seeing that a Lyft would cost him $20 — a big difference than the prices he’s used to seeing in Asia.
The entertainer talked it over with his stream, but still reached the conclusion that paying for rides would be better than renting a car because he wouldn’t have to pay for parking. The streamer booked the ride and didn’t have to wait long for the car to show up – or so he thought.
When the streamer and his girlfriend navigated past traffic to get to a car they believed was for them, they opened up the passenger side door and saw it was already occupied by a female and another individual.
A clearly distraught yet apologetic Jake swiftly closed the door and backed away. Though, he had no reason to believe the seats weren’t taken due to the car’s tinted windows.
“What?” a confused Jake repeated. “That is the car! Maybe he’s dropping them off? Oh, that’s awkward.”
After rechecking the application, he noticed that the driver was in fact dropping off the other passengers. While checking, he also justified his mistake by pointing out the application’s pathing showed the car pulling in to his pick up spot so he assumed it was for him.
The situation could have been a lot worse if the car wasn’t an Uber or Lyft at all and instead belonged to a random family or just another private vehicle.
Eventually when the driver pulled up, Jake was quick to explain what had happened. According to the driver, he didn’t even know he had another pick-up after the girl he was dropping off which confused him even more.
“So when I opened the door you didn’t know? I’m so sorry,” he said.
For anyone who frequently uses a rideshare application, chances are they may have experienced a similar situation with other potential passengers trying to get into the car or maybe even getting into the wrong car themselves.
It’s never a fun situation and it’s often quite embarrassing, but it happens. For it to occur on a stream, however, is another story as Jake broadcasted his Lyft fail to the world.