Umans are Awesome
I am a high school English teacher and entrepreneur who started working for Uber and Lyft in April of 2016 to make some extra money. From the first day, I loved driving people around.
Umans of Uber is an attempt to record some of the amazing uman beings I interact with.
I drive in South Hampton Roads, the area in southeast Virginia that includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk. It’s a fun, interesting, and diverse part of the world.
I do the best I can to recapture conversations and recount stories. I admit–I get things wrong sometimes. I reserve the right to employ some poetic license, but I don’t wander too far. That wouldn’t be any fun.
Sometimes I recount conversations from memory. Other times I consult instant replay. I have a security camera in my car and usually record all rides.
Unless they give me express permission, I don’t use the real names of my passengers.
Thanks for reading. If you have been one of my Uber riders, thanks for sharing fifteen minutes of your life with me.