We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Used Uber twice today in NYC. One time, driver took 3 minutes to show up. Second time, one minute. It's like having your own black car. Cars spotless, new, a/c blasting. Drivers polite. Cheap too.
And speaking of cultural interests and highbrow, lowbrow, and all that, I should mention how packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art was today. You even had to stand in a line to leave.
Rambling here, but, speaking of the Met, last time we went was to see the Sargent show. Went to look at something else today. However, our NYC friend has a link up about Carmencita who Sargent did a stunning portrait of. A Spanish dancer captivates 1890s New York.
Watch her dance. Good grief. I can't dance a lick, but I can dance better than she could.
It should have been one fare, regardless of how many were in the car. There were four of us yesterday and there was one fare. I would if each of those people made a separate request on the their Uber app?
In Mexico you can get a ride from guys driving a two passenger trike kinda scooter. My first ride I didn't ask how much and it was $5. My second ride I asked first and settled on $3. All my subsequent rides were $2 if I was willing to walk away. All your leverage in this type of "contract" is before you accept the ride.