Passengers Talk Beauty and Messiness of Human Relationships

Relationships– whether between partners, two friends, or a mom and her son– are complicated. Conflicts will inevitably arise. Part of being your own separate person with distinct thoughts, beliefs, and ways of seeing the world means that you won’t always see eye to eye with others. The following entry explores some of these complexities. SomeContinue reading “Passengers Talk Beauty and Messiness of Human Relationships”

First Impressions Overturned Part 2: EQ Talks, Gay Stuff and Inn ‘N Out Feasting with a Nuanced Tech Bro

**This Part 2 of the First Impressions Overturned series, following last week’s post “Partying Police Officers, A Socially Conscious Bro, and a Misconstrued Pedestrian” ( https://bit.ly/3bAkJ8V ). ~~~ When Sean* gets into my car outside the apartment of a hilly San Francisco neighborhood, he asks if I’m okay with driving down to Palo Alto (a cityContinue reading “First Impressions Overturned Part 2: EQ Talks, Gay Stuff and Inn ‘N Out Feasting with a Nuanced Tech Bro”

Bucolic charm, swimming pigs, and a passenger’s poeticization of rivers in the California Delta

Disco music pumps from the speakers, shaking the floors of the riverside restaurant-bar. Dressed in jean shorts, a maroon tank top, and black flip-flops, the bar-tender dances along to it. A tattoo of a fish (or is it a dolphin?) on her right bicep glitters and shimmies as she stirs mojitos and hands change to theContinue reading “Bucolic charm, swimming pigs, and a passenger’s poeticization of rivers in the California Delta”

A future guitar painter, retired globe-trotter on birthing happiness, and the Pizza Monster of North Beach

This week on #Passengers Speak Spanish, a little girl shares her future career aspirations—and they’re not what you’d expect. #Lyft Thoughts explores the difficulty of determining the degree to which distress is caused by one’s own faulty machinery versus when it’s the roads that need repair. In #Bigger Passenger Stories, Nancy discusses the joy ofContinue reading “A future guitar painter, retired globe-trotter on birthing happiness, and the Pizza Monster of North Beach”

Judging other cars, a Lyft Line reunion, and the Uber Eats burger dream

This week, a girl, her brother and their mom talk about stitches; “It’s like sewing, but you’re not doing it to a blanket—you’re doing it to your skin!” the brother exclaims, making noises that mimic a sewing machine. The girl looks fearful. The mom reassures her it will be okay. Another passenger comments on how books theseContinue reading “Judging other cars, a Lyft Line reunion, and the Uber Eats burger dream”