Monday, January 25, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Go to your Uber app and there are no drivers working right now
Uber drivers in Tampa are at Gaslight Park protesting the "de-surge" in rates, now down to 65¢ a mile. It is impossible to run a profitable ride share business at that rate and that is why they are pissed. Currently, all Uber drivers have either shown up for the protest, or gave gone "offline." Good for them.
They have achieved solidarity (crucial in labor disputes). I have recently developed a new found appreciation for them and any one trying to make a living picking up the public. It is not easy and they have my support. Why not. The politicians won't support us.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I did this on my own. Many would have said give up. You got no chance. I really feel I am on to something big. When I set up my office with computer in my new place, I will be turning out some great content.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
This is what one Tampa Uber driver said on the boards:
"Uber is a thermometer of what this country has become.
We are scavangers....
Everbody is doing this UBER CRAP because there is only one reality, THERE IS NO JOB or just FEW JOBS out there.
This country can measure the desperation of its people with UBER, like the economist who measure the economics of the world by the McDonald's Big Mac, same concept"
Friday, January 8, 2016
My friend Elena is going to help me decorate after I close on the deal and move in. I am staying in a rental near by and can't wait to move in and begin a new chapter in my life.
Figure it out. Moving out of county is the first step in moving on.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
57° in Tampa and notice the lifeguard wearing sweatshirt. My workouts carry on. I started on April 21, 2015. After nine months, this has now become part of my lifestyle. Mist people make stupid New Years resolutions, and give them up after a week. Exercise has to become what you do.
Monday, January 4, 2016
A few minutes later, my phone rang, it was the cops. He said if I did not come to them, they would come to me. Something REALLY BIG was going down and I was a material witness. I could tell it was urgent so I put my shoes on and headed for Tampa.
Earlier, I had picked up this middle aged black couple at the Boston grill. Their SUV had run out of gas and they needed to get to St Petersburg. I did find it strange they did not want to go to a gas station but people have their reason. I noticed the car had South Carolina plates. He said it was a rental. There were other problems and they called the rental company and a tow was on the way. We were on our way.
On the ride over, it became clear that they had just met the night before. They were not a couple. He said said he drove truck. Now, he says he from Tampa. This dude's story kept changing. Major Red Flags!
I dropped the girl off at a shit hole and now turned my attention to home boy.
"I need $100 or the ride stops now." I said.
Home boy hands me his car keys and a passport for collateral. I only want cash and I thought a passport was strange for a guy that did not look like a world traveler. I tell him no, and to get the fuck out of my cab (I love dumping garbage in another city).
The passport belonged to a dead man. The one he had killed and stole the car from in South Carolina. He had left the keys on the back seat and the cops were very glad to get them back. They asked me if I had opened the passport and I had not.
They had Home Boy in back of a cruiser. Seems he scammed an Uber driver with visions of cash to take him to the car, when he tried to remove items, the cops got him.
I filled out a witness statement and answered all their questions. I got the feeling something big was going on because I was there a couple hours and more cops and detective's kept showing up. Not a garden variety grand theft auto.
The best part was I could see Holmes in the back seat squirming. He knew he was facing life. Good. You deserve it asshole.