A Daniel Island woman is recovering after riding safely in an economy Uber car on Saturday night. The victim, Carla Peterson, was using the convenient car service for the first time and grossly overestimated the quality of car she would be receiving.
“I thought I was being picked up by a Benz or a Lexus SUV,” said Peterson. “When I saw a Ford Fiesta pull up to Red Drum, I almost threw up in my mouth a little bit.”
The Ford Fiesta was reportedly clean, but had an intense smell of pine trees. Peterson was confused by the experience inside the car. “I asked the driver if he had a towel to lay down so I didn’t have to touch the cloth interior, but he didn’t. Then I asked him to put on 80’s on 8, but he said he didn’t have satellite radio. I was forced to listen to commercials. It was horrifying.”
Peterson had no choice but to take the Uber car because her husband, Beckett, wouldn’t pick up his cell phone when she called him for a ride. It was later determined that he drank too much during an afternoon golf round at the Daniel Island Country Club, then passed out sitting up on the living room couch with a freshly opened beer spilled in his lap.
The victim’s neighbor, Bunny Taylor, is helping her recover by doing lots of shopping at Anthropologie and drinking several bottles of pinot noir. “We’re going to get her through this,” said Taylor. “She’s a fighter. After a few deluxe all-day spa sessions, I know she’ll bounce right back.”