This would ONLY happen to ME!
En route to The Abbey earlier tonight, I stopped at a traffic light. I made eye contact with a young man who was standing on the sidewalk, glancing at his phone. The way he peered into the car I just KNEW he thought I was an Uber driver. And sure enough, he walked right up to the car and reached for the door.
As a rule, I keep my doors locked while driving, so, after giving him a quick once-over, I thought, 'what the hell', and unlocked the doors.
The kid jumped into the back seat, and I asked, "Are you waiting for an Uber?"
He said, "Yes."
I told him, "Well, I'm not an Uber, but what the hell, I'll drive you where you wanna go."
He said, "What? Are you for real?"
I said, "Yep!"
He told me he wanted to go to Park LaBrea. I said, "Okay," then we proceeded to talk our butts off. He's a 25-year-old nurse from Michigan who now works at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
And, I'm happy to say, he's also my new FB friend!
I tell ya, I know folks will tell me it's dangerous to pick up "strangers." Well, I'll tell those folks: a.) I have never met a stranger. b.) With all the
The really interesting aspect of this story is that the guy's Uber driver told him he'd be driving a brand new, black Chevy Malibu. Well, that's PRECISELY the car I'm driving, so I understand why the fella thought I was his Uber.
He offered me money.
We both agreed that this experience was The Universe's way of telling him to pay it forward!!!!!
I sure hope he listened!