Phil Hellmuth Has Uber Driver Seeing Red

Phil Hellmuth Has Uber Driver Seeing RedAn Uber driver named Danielle may have been all smiles when she took a selfie with Phil Hellmuth in her cab, but soon after the journey ended she was quick to take to social media and vent her frustration following what appears to have been a ride from hell.
In fact, Danielle had absolutely nothing positive to say about her famous passenger at all, and couldn’t wait to share her litany of grievances against her customer via the “Uber and Lyft Drivers Breakroom” Facebook group which has over 25,000 members. As she subsequently wrote:
“Bring this dude to the airport – acts totally privileged – ordered XL just for him – had heat blasting and interior light on the whole time – one phone whole time talking about his million dollar book deal – leaves his garbage in my car – chips, water and poker paperwork – not even a $1 tip like ok if I was a poker star I woulda tipped you!!!!”
In case there was any doubt as to how much Hellmuth had gotten her goat, the female Uber driver also punctuated her writing with a series of angry-face emojis. If Hellmuth did decide to make amends and send Danielle a belated tip then he would be able to do so using the Uber app for up to 30 days following their journey, but considering her attitude and the extent to which she went to tip shame him that is as unlikely a prospect as snow exploding from a volcano.
Meanwhile, the poker community and those who know Hellmuth well have been quick to jump to his defense, and share their experience of the player known as the “Poker Brat.” Danile Negreanu, for instance, has had a few high-profile twitter disputes with Hellmuth in recent times, but as the Canadian also pointed out:
“You can accuse @phil_hellmuth of a lot of things, but being cheap isn’t one of them from my experience. He has always been generous as far as I know. Is his ego massive? CHECK! Is he cheap? NO.”
The sentiment was similarly echoed from other players, such as Doyle Brunson who called Hellmuth a “dedicated professional” and the best poker ambassador alongside Negreanu. Ironically, the latest incident comes at a time when Hellmuth is promoting his new book called “#POSITIVITY: You are Always in the Right Place at the Right Time,” which is a motivational type book which teaches readers how to drown out negativity and stay positive, no matter what the situation.

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