So apparently just like you are asked to rate your Ola/Uber drivers..they are expected to rate you too.
The desire to be liked is so strong that I found myself shamelessly peering over my driver’s shoulder to see what rating had he given me and I must admit feeling very relieved to have gotten a five star rating. He probably gave that to everybody but the whole episode got me thinking – How many people are rating me ?
My grocer? My gardner? My hairstylist?
What do they write in the additional comments ?
Talks too little.
Does not receive phone calls.
Does not dress Indian enough.
Loves Methi (Fenugreek). Hates Pumpkin.
Gets too impatient when late.
Wrinkles up her nose if the cab smells stale.
(Actually I also look closely at the cushioning – ONCE I FOUND BLOOD STAINS which got my head caught up in a tornado imagining dead rotting bodies in the boot and what not)
Anyway I digress.
I imagine all the star ratings and comments going into a giant database that tells you a little something about a billion people.
In the future you could look for partners like you look for hotels. Log in to http://www.judgepeople.com (I checked – the domain name is available) and type in your requirement. Add the number of minimum stars four or five. Select criteria like patience. Generosity. Loves kissing in the backseat of a car. And press search.
And you have your perfect match.
Not choosing people solely on their profile pictures and their self commentary but actual ratings by actual people that they deal with every day of their lives.
You could choose someone based on your mutual love for cinema hall popcorn or karela as reported by the vegetable vendor on the app. Or computer games as reported by the techie guy.
If someone is good to the taxi driver I bet there is a high likelihood of him being an overall nice person.
I know one thing though. I am not letting my auxiliary staff get onto that app whenever that is made. I’d be in negative within three minutes.
On the bright side – everyone would try to be their brightest sweetest best everywhere they go in the hope of a good rating.