Uber threatens to leave Maryland over background checks

If Uber is going to do more background checks, do them on passengers. If someone is a sexual offender or a violent criminal, I don’t want them in my car

If Uber is going to do more background checks, do them on passengers. If someone is a sexual offender or a violent criminal, I don’t want them in my car

Driving for Uber: My first rude passenger

My on again, off again part time career as an Uber driver was more on again this week. I drove a couple of times and my experiences, for the most part, were positive. You do not have to yell I only had one bad rider. She was just a rude, terrible person. As soon as we left her house, I attempted to start small talk … Continue reading “Driving for Uber: My first rude passenger”

Goodbye Dish, I’m cutting the cord

We currently get TV through Dish. To save money we have the cheapest plan they offer, the Flex Pack. The base price for the Flex Pack is $34.99. It’s limited in what it offers. For instance, it includes CNN, but not MSNBC or Fox News. It also doesn’t include any local channels. For that, it costs an … Continue reading “Goodbye Dish, I’m cutting the cord”

What it’s like to drive for Uber

A few months ago, I signed up to be an Uber driver. The way Uber works is that as an Uber driver, you are an independent contractor. You don’t work for Uber. You are your own boss. You work as much or as little as you wish. Everything is handled through your smartphone. When you … Continue reading “What it’s like to drive for Uber”

Why I hate voting at elementary schools

People are going to the polls today to choose our next president. No matter who wins, Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton, I firmly believe they will go down as our worst president of all time. And that’s saying something because we’ve had some awful presidents. Sheri and I voted early. If I’m ever allowed … Continue reading “Why I hate voting at elementary schools”