Mustard yellow cabs are goin’ outta style, folks. Uber is sweeping the nation. As of late, I have had the privilege of assisting our community with the mission to keep our friends, neighbors, families & children safe, accident & Dui free via Uber. Pretty cool.
I haul ass pretty much between the hours of 11pm-4Am depending on party & fest stats. It’s a fun job. It teaches financial independence, entrepreneurial spirit, tolerance, patience, & how to un-attach from prior molds of the status quo to be under some kind of “influence” by the wee hours.
Stone cold sober, clear, alert, aware & on top of my game is essential for chauffeuring around a bunch of folks who are essentially relying on you to get them home safe & sound. Although it would be nice to join them sometimes with a fat juiced up martini at the club or bar….it seems to be a bit more rewarding to stay sober & be a late nite travel guide. Usually people are in good moods, high, happy, partnered up, have the munchies, giggly, & sparking with the leftover fever & buzz of a great band, party or dancefloor. I catch that buzz & usually have a little fun bein’ the chic who has the basket of dum dums in the middle console & a funny story to keep them smiling & awake long enough to get home.
I will admit…speed bumps royally suck….& Dui checkpoints frazzle me to this day…the occasional barf shower out my window splat on my car door is kinda gross….but, people are generally good-natured, spirited & fun. Oh yes….watch out for red light snapshots…oh boy, they sneak up on ya fast.
If you asked to give me a kiss as a tip…I probably won’t comply…but, I will take a hug, a handshake, & the leftover dollar bills in your pocket from the bar…:)
Uber Driver Pros: List of my 10 Favs:
Uber saves lives. It’s cheaper than a DUI, even when it’s surging (1-3x the regular fare usually when there is a great need at 2am). When a rider taps the app, it’s all gravy after that, & they are guaranteed a no brainer lift to wherever their little heart desires. There will be no fumbling for payment methods, or figuring out directions, the nifty Uber App is our very own personal assistant for both teams, the rider & driver alike.
Ya basically get to hang out with a bunch of really cool & interesting folks that are essentially on a mission to have a good time. They are on their way to or from a get-together, gala, gig or grab-a-date. Weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties are the best though! And, if you are typically a “people-watcher” at the mall, you will really get a kick out of all of the fashionable kicks & threads people sport!
Surging times will give the driver at least 20$ an hour. Words of the day: EARNING POTENTIAL. Money, money, money! Did I mention….gettin’ PAID!! $$$$$$$$$$$ lol. In addition to the fact that every single person you refer to the Uber Drive program, will earn you a quick, fast, Ez, extra profit. They sign up, use your CODE……MINE IS>>>> (https://get.uber.com/drive-vs/?exp=vs-t&invite_code=pan4krpbue), make their first 30 trips (which goes by real fast), they get a bonus 50$, you get 150$!!! YES, you heard it right, 150$ smackerooskis…just for relaxing on your recliner & binge watching Game of Thrones. 🙂
It’s a networking machine! For any and all of your little projects you’re trying to promote. Yes, you may pass out your business card or flyer to anyone who will listen…! Yay! Good deal, friends, work this little gig until your big dreams become bigger & burst! That’s the objective 🙂
Although it’s highly recommended & wise to follow the trends of your own community, check flight schedules, have an App to alert you of festivals & concerts, wine tasting, sex toy bar bingo, masquerade contests, beach parties, bands, shows, beer week, salsa nite, square dancing, conferences, plays, or sporting events…..the driver always has the sole prerogative to make his own hours & work as little or as much as he wants. Period. Can’t beat that! BTW….you can work any time of day…surges happen randomly. If you are a mornin’ person, you can shuttle people off to their jobs, and send them off to a good day! People need rides all the time for a myriad of reasons. Anything goes. Wherever & whenever there is a need….strike while the iron is hot, my friends!
My personal fav….NO BOSS! Suck it, Mister Loco man or woman in charge….I GOT THIS. lol. Enough said.
The driver gets to soundtrack the entire experience from start to finish via Pandora, MP3, I-Tunes, Cd’s, Soundcloud, Satellite radio, Spotify, I heart radio (for that occasional news, weather & talk show fix)….& lest us not leave out NPR…National Public Radio is the old standby familiar staple on everybody’s dial. Jazz on Wed nites is the best…Jazz always seems to make passengers feel like they just scored a limo with caviar & crackers. lol. Make it even more fun role play….& get yourself a couple of cool classy hats, & a pressed suit jacket for the ultimate limousine experience for both parties. “24 Karat Magic in the Aaaaayrrree!” as Bruno Mars would say… 🙂
Every single passenger….has either a story, opinion or serious sense of humor. I almost peed my pants on quite a few occasions from the comedian I scooped up from a late nite Hooters outing with his boys…Boobs & Budlite make an already funny dude….even funnier…lol!
Everyone was born & raised somewhere different it seems, &/or lived somewhere for a time. Ask questions. Be an interviewer/investigator. People will give you the 411 on every town, city & state in the US, & sometimes abroad if you’re lucky. And, speaking of 411….You can damn sure expect to be “in the know” about every single hot spot in your town… who’s there, when, where, how much, what time. I can almost guarantee there will be no shortage of intel on the social scene in your community! Pretty soon you can count on being not only the cool Uber travel guide, but a tour guide as well. You will know about everything from, local legends, museums, to farms, to B&B’s, historic landmarks, histories of the area, conservatories, aquariums, Gem shops, Donut shops, bistros, ice cream, coffee, to the corner dive bar with a bomb-ass reputation for good food, local bands & local brews. You will be the on-the-go, go-to source for all things social friendly.
Last but not least…two things> A) getting paid for being on an adventure that changes daily & (changes your life to boot), is always a pretty cool deal. B) When we are in the driver’s seat, we have the ultimate opportunity to bring Light & Love into people’s lives. It is a platform to share or spread joy, lend an ear or caring heart, encourage, positively influence, help, nurture, nourish or guide anyone that has the luck of landing in the passenger seat. That in & of itself, makes it all worthwhile. Heck, I get guidance too…for sure. We all get blessed on the short or long ride, in some way shape or form. It’s a win/win.
Now, if that isn’t enough to persuade you to sign up to drive today, use my promo code, grab an extra 50 bucks while embarking on a new lucrative adventure…..then I don’t know what is! lol
Not to mention, the only places that seem to be open past 2Am are diners, Cook-Out, maybe Taco Bell, depending on what state…. & without fail: dunt da da da! A NY style pizza joint &/or Dominos…ofcoarse! When the belly growls after drivin’ for 4 hours on a Saturday night, you can bet your mama, that one intoxicated happy camper will bless you with sum GRUB! lol
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