i was inspired by a passenger who yesterday told me he was gonna be flying out at 5am and asked me if thered be any cars.
i said the sad thing about driving nowadays is there are about 3x as many cars out there as whats needed, so you’ll be fine.
but i have noticed that the very early mornings are better for uber select than at any other time of the day. plus theres no traffic so it’s way easier to actually get to the person and take them where they wanna go.
from 6am to 9:30am i made $92, which made me happy. the best passenger i got was this korean dude who cracked me up the whole time.
i picked him up on wilshire in DTLA. we were headed to the fashion district near MLK and 15th.
i asked him how his morning was going he said his little daughter had kept him up. she was 4 months. he told me that all the good things anyone ever said about babies WERE DIRTY LIES.
“they cry like banshees. they’re not really that cute. terrible conversationalists.” he said.
and worst of all, he said from the back seat, “my wife wants to have another one now!”
i laughed and laughed as he went on. it was comedy.
Guess you’ll have to move to the Valley, I said.
“seriously,” he agreed, noting that he grew up there.
i said, “i keep hearing that the next Echo Park is West Adams.”
he said, “the problem with neighborhoods that are THE NEXT… is that they’re already expensive.”
i said, yes but fortunately ppl are racist and dont wanna cross the 10 with their bundles of joy.
then he told me he has no problems with blacks and mexicans because they have been great neighbors. “i had this one tatted up mexican guy on one side, a big black dude on the other side. we would smoke cigars. we would cook for each other. it was great. you know what wasnt great? the korean who lives next door to me now! kimchee smells terrible at all hours of the night!”
i nearly crashed from laughing.
from now on im going to bed at 10pm so i can do the early morning shift forevers.