In Tales from Behind the Wheel: Yr One, rideshare driver Jonathan Wong shares a few of his most memorable tales driving passengers across the larger Honolulu space. In these pages, he reveals that whereas sensational tales about rideshare drivers and passengers appear to be within the media on a regular basis lately, these tales are exceptions. The reality is that the majority rideshare drivers carry out an exquisite service to help individuals of their must get from Level A to Level B, and most rideshare passengers are on a regular basis individuals going about their on a regular basis enterprise.
However similar to in another scenario that includes people, rideshare opens up alternatives for weird, hilarious, and poignant moments.
Wong has divided up this e-book into a number of chapters concerning the completely different sorts of passengers or experiences he is had whereas driving for each Uber and Lyft. Every chapter is itself divided up into a number of very quick tales. Jonathan begins with an introduction about what it is wish to be a rideshare driver. By sharing his tales, he desires us to see a slice of life and the range and similarities of the human expertise. He states:
“I hope you may nod in settlement through the moments whenever you study or see life’s truths within the tales I share, for in the end, we’re all on a regular basis individuals, whether or not we’re merely on our approach to work, to highschool, or are taking a visit for enterprise or pleasure in a far-off land. The human expertise is similar regardless of the place we’re or what we do. And a part of the marvel and pleasure in creating tales is the privilege to the touch others’ lives… ”
I feel my favourite tales had been within the first chapter of the e-book, “Freaks Come Out at Night time.” Right here Jonathan tells his tales of driving spiritual individuals who don’t appear to follow what they preach, strippers needing a trip dwelling, and folks taking what Jonathan calls “the trip of disgrace”-a trip dwelling from an in a single day keep at a lover’s home. Many of those tales made me chuckle or shake my head, however additionally they revealed a really human aspect to Jonathan’s passengers Rideshare in Jamaica
Successive chapters embrace Jonathan’s experiences driving individuals on business-many are on a regular basis individuals who choose to take Uber or Lyft to work reasonably than have the expense of proudly owning a automotive; others are in Hawaii on enterprise. A chapter on superstar sightings will go away you amazed by the individuals who will select rideshare over a non-public limo or perhaps a cab.
After which there’s the chapter about cab drivers. The brand new rideshare financial system has actually damage enterprise for cab drivers, and consequently, Jonathan has had just a few lower than nice run-ins with sad cabdrivers who really feel he is stealing their fares. It is not unusual for him to get a request to choose up somebody at a lodge and pull proper as much as the door for his passenger solely to see a string of cabs ready in line for somebody to present them a fare. He is additionally realized to keep away from taking breaks in parking tons frequented by cab drivers.