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PAX: "Is this an EV?"
Me: "Well, it is, until it isn't."

This is the beginning of a conversation that I have at least 10 times a week with riders on LYFT. I certainly do not mind this conversation, as I started doing this side-hustle to maximize the utility of a depreciating asset (my car), indulge my insomnia, to see how well the economics worked with a fuel efficient vehicle, and if I am...
When I pick up passengers and they feel like talking, inevitably there are 6 questions that I repeatedly get from people. The number of rides I have given is in the 5 digits, which means I have answered these questions THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of times. Usually I give honest responses, sometimes I will make stuff up if I think the pax (passengers) are on auto pilot and not really paying...
It's tough taking care of yourself when you sit in a car for 40 to 70 hours a week. If a person does not take preventative measures now, this unhealthy behavior can eventually catch up to them. I believe there are three primary things we can do to overall better our health and live a happier, more productive life.

Our body needs:
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
These three...
Today roughly 1/3 of the US workforce is categorized as somehow being in the “service” industry. But tipping is not clear cut across the board. It seems odd that someone would get tipped for making coffee, but not for spending half an hour helping you pick out a pair of comfortable pants. Why would you tip a flight attendant when he/she sells you a beverage, but not when they bring you a...
Wednesday evening in Seattle Washington turned out to be a surprisingly rather profitable one for me. I had got a late start to the day being that I had worked pretty late into the night the day prior. I woke up around 10:00 AM, which meant I had already slept through all the early morning profits of the early AM commute, which meant missing a few airport runs as well. I quickly got myself...