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Been depressed and stressed, as I am sure many of us are. I just want to share two stories from today that I couldn't help but roll my eyes at and laugh.

Every pax today (very few of them) was interesting. The first one smelled like he had shat his pants, got to enjoy that for about 20 minutes - then driving with every window down and the sunroof open.

But the two that stood out -

First was "John". Lyft ping. Address was not correct. Tried to call, no answer. Sent a message (thankfully we have some options on Lyft now for that), said he'd be right out.

Parked in a random driveway, on the pin, scanning. I finally saw a young girl leaving a house across the road on a different street, phone in hand.

Pulled up, she looked to be about 16. "How old are you?"

In a voice deeper than mine, by a long shot, "Um, 18?". F it! 馃槀 Off we went.

Next pax, Uber, nearby. Again, waiting game. Heavy set man finally emerges, carrying an enormous backpack with a bunch of survival gear on it, along with crap on his belt. His Mom waved goodbye.

BS smalltalk, then he got a call from "dispatch".

Hand to his ear (dude, mirrors exist), "yeah, I'm 10-8 (available for service, 10 codes aren't used in the area). Those boys from last night? Yeah, put them in seg.." etc etc

I bit my tongue because this was Uber. Impersonating an officer is a felony and I'm sure this dude is all about it. Laughed and drove off.

Scraping the bottom, folks. But at least it was interesting.
 

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Otherwise we'd all be (more) crazy.
on the good news front. I went out today as well. I figure I'll get the virus from my wife, who works in a hospital up close and personal with patients.
2 pings i accept. One kinda a minimum for me $8 or so. 2nd long trip to SFO, which is an hour plus if NO slow downs. Today, max speed entire way; never happened before. And that was it. Returned to barn and called it a day since I made my minimum.

Going out Tuesday as well, or at least going online. We are in 'shelter in place' so might not be any pings..We shall see. In the least gets me out of the house and from my family for a few hours.....
 
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on the good news front. I went out today as well. I figure I'll get the virus from my wife, who works in a hospital up close and personal with patients.
2 pings i accept. One kinda a minimum for me $8 or so. 2nd long trip to SFO, which is an hour plus if NO slow downs. Today, max speed entire way; never happened before. And that was it. Returned to barn and called it a day since I made my minimum.

Going out Tuesday as well, or at least going online. We are in 'shelter in place' so might not be any pings..We shall see. In the least gets me out of the house and from my family for a few hours.....
I'll be out, too. Hell or high water. But if it has been a couple of hours, going home.

My Mom (in her late 60s) was in Italy for a good period of time in January. She caught "a nasty bug" that would not go away for weeks, including a fever and respiratory issues. But she's very healthy and it was not anything worthy of going to the ER.

I'd bet the few bucks that I earned today that she had the virus. But it wasn't a media circus 🤹鈥嶁檪 at that point. And she was near the epicenter of the Italian outbreak.
 
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Been depressed and stressed, as I am sure many of us are. I just want to share two stories from today that I couldn't help but roll my eyes at and laugh.

Every pax today (very few of them) was interesting. The first one smelled like he had shat his pants, got to enjoy that for about 20 minutes - then driving with every window down and the sunroof open.

But the two that stood out -

First was "John". Lyft ping. Address was not correct. Tried to call, no answer. Sent a message (thankfully we have some options on Lyft now for that), said he'd be right out.

Parked in a random driveway, on the pin, scanning. I finally saw a young girl leaving a house across the road on a different street, phone in hand.

Pulled up, she looked to be about 16. "How old are you?"

In a voice deeper than mine, by a long shot, "Um, 18?". F it! 😂 Off we went.

Next pax, Uber, nearby. Again, waiting game. Heavy set man finally emerges, carrying an enormous backpack with a bunch of survival gear on it, along with crap on his belt. His Mom waved goodbye.

BS smalltalk, then he got a call from "dispatch".

Hand to his ear (dude, mirrors exist), "yeah, I'm 10-8 (available for service, 10 codes aren't used in the area). Those boys from last night? Yeah, put them in seg.." etc etc

I bit my tongue because this was Uber. Impersonating an officer is a felony and I'm sure this dude is all about it. Laughed and drove off.

Scraping the bottom, folks. But at least it was interesting.
Could he of been a corrections worker at a kids jail?
They could use those codes still.
 

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Could he of been a corrections worker at a kids jail?
They could use those codes still.
Dude he had his hand to his ear. Totally random. And what was he marking 10-8 from? He was leaving his Mom's house, quite obviously 😂
 
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