This guy was my favorite passenger until he quadruple tied for first place w Absolutely Sparkling Kandace, Bouncy “Not Maurice” Hannah of Energy, and Catfish Not Crystals.
Midnightish. I asked him how he’s doin.
David: “Honestly I wish I was still in bed with my dog. But I have a friend who drank too much and she needs me to drive her car so she can get to work in the morning.”
[already pegged as nice guy but wait… it gets better.]
[seatbelt light has been beeping and flashing red for a while]
Me [pointing]: “If that’s buggin you it’s not going away unless you put your seatbelt on.”
[he apologized, I talked about a friend with an incredible story about almost being killed by farm machinery on a covered bridge who believes he would have died in his seatbelt; though usually seatbelts save lives…]
David: “Well in my spare time I race motorcycles and jump out of planes so…”
[suddenly everything in our conversation is amazing and he busts out with:
“From 14,000 feet the Earth looks like a quilt that your grandmother made…”
and I asked him to write it down, and of course he writes in ALLCAPS cuz dude’s just epic.]
[paramedic having served in two branches of military]
[life journey of recovery from major spinal/hip injury]
We talked about how he should write his story and/or be an inspirational public speaker.
Of course, his dad is a public speaker.
I got his contact info. Apparently people “aren’t supposed to do this” but one of the Uber produced video stories expressly condones such activity so, yeah, contradiction; also people gonna people.
He’s also kinda cute. Dunno if he’s straight yet but already tryna set him up w one of my new fav humans.
[75th and Wornall has some serious construction. I was amazed by the convenience of a random portapotty on my detour route until I learned I was literally a block from QuikTrip which was my intended “OMG I GOTTA PEE” spot lol]