I like to think that I’m always open to try new things but there are limits. I’ve ziplined, rock climbed, parachuted and more. So, it’s pretty safe to say that I don’t mind an adventure. However, there is one pretty common thing that I hadn’t the pleasure of experiencing and to be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to doing so. All of my friends and colleagues keep telling me that I should take Uber to my weekly business luncheons downtown. According to them, it will save me money on fuel, parking tolls and not to mention the hassle of having to park a mile away from my destination in the parking garage.
I had a few reservations about Uber, although I’ve only heard good things. It’s something about relying on someone else to pick me up in their personal vehicle to transport me to my preferred destination. These are strangers to me you know. Well, I have ridden in taxi cabs before and I don’t know the drivers of the cabs either. However, Uber carried a bit of an intimidating presence in my opinion but for what it’s worth, I was willing to give it a try. I was meeting my son downtown to complete the paperwork for his no deposit car insurance and instead of driving, I ordered an Uber.
The experience was one that I found to be quite pleasing. The driver arrived in a timely manner and was extremely professional the entire time. It almost seems like a courier service for the rich and famous. My driver introduced himself, asked if the temperature was comfortable and if had a music preference. This was indeed a great idea and I can’t believe I hadn’t tried Uber earlier but I plan to make up for all lost time. I’ve already pre-scheduled my weekly luncheons and set up a family plan for my wife and daughter to utilize Uber as well. Who knows? After a while, we may decide to give up driving altogether and order a driver when we need to go someplace. Just kidding.
I’m not sure who came up with the idea of Uber but it is a great one and I’m sure it has saved many lives over time. I told my seventeen-year-old daughter to take advantage of the service and anytime she finds herself out without reliable transportation to call Uber and get home safe. I’m thinking of driving for uber part time a little, so I’ve looked into who has the cheapest auto insurance for uber, and apparently uber does!