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macgenie
macgenie

Reality check. I canceled my rideshare driver insurance coverage. Took down the @Lyft stickers and the driving checklist by the door.

It will be months at least before I’m comfortable with strangers in my car. I’m sad. I liked driving for Lyft. 🚗

rideshare driving checklist

jeffmueller
jeffmueller

@macgenie Were you ever called out as your internet persona by a rider?

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macgenie
macgenie

@jeffmueller One of my 1000+ passengers recognized me from App Camp. I also got called to my next door neighbor’s for an airport run. Other than that, all strangers.

macgenie
macgenie

@jeffmueller (Wait! Do I have an internet persona? 😇)

aaronpk
aaronpk
@macgenie Somehow in all my Lyft rides to and from the airport I've never had you as a driver!
macgenie
macgenie

@aaronpk That would have been a fun surprise for me.

ronguest
ronguest

@macgenie Wait, an amp? Free concerts in your car? 😊

macgenie
macgenie

@ronguest That dashboard lamp with the logo. I'm not sure why they christened it the Amp.

For simplicity, I started leaving it in the car, though it actually got stolen and I had to get a replacement.

I did play music, to give people the illusion I wasn't listening to their calls. Very low volume non-commercial classical (mornings) and jazz (afternoons). 675FF179-60F8-484E-9E7A-39EC3055CE13.jpg

gpittman
gpittman

@macgenie I drove for Uber for a short time. I actually really enjoyed it (well, except the one time I literally had to push a passenger out of the car before she vomited her full night of liquor all over the place). The wear and tear on the car, though, was quite heavy. If I did it for a living, I would lease a car just for that purpose.

ronguest
ronguest

@macgenie Never would've guessed that!

Also, the car in front of you is mine (virtually)

macgenie
macgenie

@gpittman It’s a tough way to make a living. I liked getting away from the house and talking to actual people. My gripe was people who were late and stressed me out by expecting I could get them there on time. I never drove so late to pick up the drunks. I just dropped people off early in the evening before they started partying.