Tag: driving

The Skies In The Evening… Can Be Quite Beautiful

The Skies In The Evening… Can Be Quite Beautiful

I snapped this on my way home from work the other night… I wish there was a spot for me to pull over and take this. I don’t advocate taking pictures while driving, but that sky!

If you must capture something while driving be sure you’re doing so safely, and don’t share it to your social media until you get home! That part takes longer!

 

I drove for Uber for a day

I drove for Uber for a day

For those who may not be aware, I have driven for Uber and gave up after one day. By the end of this I’m sure you’ll understand why I have my reasons. The cool part was meeting different people and talking about what they were up to, visiting friends/family etc. I liked that social aspect of it. What I didn’t like, though, was having random people get into my personal vehicle. I also didn’t have the ideal vehicle for such an occasion; a Jeep Wrangler averaging 14 mpg does not a good Uber car make. I made around $50 for 6 fares. A $35 gas fill up later basically has me profiting around $15, which for 4 hours of work, was just not worth it. So, been there done that. Where’s my t-shirt?

Drive it like you stole it

Drive it like you stole it

I love this saying, because it makes absolutely no logical sense. For those unfamiliar, this saying is usually directed at someone driving a car who needs to do so in a more rapid manner than they currently are doing, ie they’re late for something, or trying to get away from someone or something.

This also implies that car thieves automatically drive fast. This isn’t always true, because that would cause undue attention directed at them. therefore they’d stick out like a sore thumb!! If you’d just stolen a car, would you actually drive around very fast, thus creating a spectacle? I didn’t think so. Granted, if being pursued by the police, a car thief might drive fast, but how often do those high-speed chases end up where the thief evades the police successfully and winds up with a free car?

I’ve seen enough cop shows on TV to know that catching car thieves is something cops are fairly good at, namely when involved in a chase. “Parked car theft” is a whole other story, equally as shitty, and even worse since there’s practically nothing to go on when the cops show up.

I don’t know what prompted me to write this all down, I just think it’s funny when someone says “OK man, drive it like you stole it” – if I heard that I’d drive normally, not because I wouldn’t drive fast if I’d actually stolen the thing, I’d just want to piss that person off.