i got rhymes so fat and sweet y’all
ubes had a promotion this morning to get all our lazy asses outta bed on Easter Saturday, a morning that is typically slow, and we know
so like most smart drivers, i don’t get excited for anything unless it’s 1.9 or over
so for an hour in large swath on the east side of town they had a 2x surge – but the passenger doesnt pay the surge, ubes does.
and then in the next hour they had a 2.4x surge from koreatown to the west.
first ride was this young japanese woman. short ride. we passed a new target near mccarthur park.
a little one. like a corner store.
target i asked the silent / shy lady.
yes! she perked up.
you are so lucky i said.
yes, she agreed and settled back into the seat, looking out at the buildings going by.
$7 for a 7 minute ride. whatever. figured i was near the Line Hotel. figured i should probably circle it a few times because 2.4 times the airport is what it’s all about.
circled around it once. nothing. circled around again: ping. a mom and her two teenage daughters. Mexican.
i start the deal and it says Universal Hollywood.
hey we’re going to Hogwarts i say.
the ladies laugh, yes!
i told them how great their hotel is. about roy choi. kogi.
then i ask, where in mexico are you senioritas from?
the mom says, mexico city!
they tell me a little about it and i ask,
is it true that in mexico city the ladies have to ride Women’s Only busses
because the men are too — and i made the Grabby Hands gesture with wiggling my fingers
and they said yes.
and i said, im so so sorry.