Later in the story, Meyers ticked off a list of people he wanted to thank: the doormen in their building, the police officers and firefighters who showed up to help, the doctors. Then he added a bleeped-out expletive directed at “the Uber driver who charged me.”
The audience burst into laughter and started applauding. “I mean, for real,” Meyers continued. “Because we did you a huge favor.” Meyers started laughing, because probably the nicest thing you can do for an Uber driver is not give birth in their back seat. Still, it’s the principle of the thing. “We were about to, like, ‘negative star’ your Uber!” he said.
Granted, it’s possible that the Uber driver didn’t realise why the ride was cancelled (Meyers was a bit preoccupied, after all) and the policy is to charge a cancellation fee if someone doesn’t show up to their car.
And don’t worry, the story has a happy ending – when we reached out to Uber on Tuesday morning, a spokesman sent us the following statement:
“We are so happy for Seth and Alexi on the birth of their second child. We’ve refunded the trip and send them our best wishes.”