Uber increases its booking fee. What’s a booking fee?

Uber is increasing its booking fee by 20 to 35 cents. A booking fee is a fee Uber charges the rider on each ride. The driver does not receive any of this money. It goes entirely to Uber. What is a booking fee? Uber says the fee is “to cover safety as well as additional … Continue reading “Uber increases its booking fee. What’s a booking fee?”

The Baltimore Sun wants to protect me from ‘fake’ news?

I got an email from The Baltimore Sun with a special offer. The title of the email was, “2017 resolution: No more fake news! Only read trusted stories, $1.25 a week for a year.” In the body of the email was the following image: We believe tall tales belong in libraries? Don’t they know that … Continue reading “The Baltimore Sun wants to protect me from ‘fake’ news?”

Target puts nonexistent New Nintendo 3DS XL on sale

From Target’s weekly ad published today: How is Target allowed to put something on sale they don’t have? Target doesn’t have the New Nintendo 3DS XL. They’ve been out of stock since Black Friday. Here’s a recent photo I took at the Hagerstown Target. It’s the locked case that normally has Nintendo handheld consoles: I … Continue reading “Target puts nonexistent New Nintendo 3DS XL on sale”

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”