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A Name Change To UberLyfting Thoughts

UpLyfting Thoughts is now UberLyfting Thoughts and here’s the reason why:

My last UpLyfting Thought (#8 in a series) was all the way back in November. I thought it might be my last one, which is why it was called “Last Lyfting Log?” I won’t repeat any of that, but here’s the next chapter:

Three days after Lyft suspended me I signed up to Uber. 

After 2 weeks, when I still had not heard back from Lyft, I sent an email early in the morning. Immediately, I received a reply which said I had been reinstated. It was dated 2 weeks earlier. It HAD to be triggered to be sent by my email because it arrived in my inbox in the blink of an eye, in less time than it would have taken to open it and read the 1st paragraph.

I stated this to Lyft in a subsequent angry email and they actually disputed that. They claimed they sent it 2 weeks earlier.

At that point I gave up, which is uncharacteristic of me. Maybe I’m growing up.

I could have proven it with the internal date stamps attached to the email, but I had already lost 2 weeks of driving. Any more time spent on this was just eating into my bottom line. Besides, I wasn’t sure how hard I wanted to bite the hand that partially feeds me.

Since then I’ve been driving both Uber and Lyft. I should have done this from the beginning. I’m making more money. While Uber is busier than Lyft, Lyft always seems to be there to pick up the slack when Uber slows down.

I’ll be writing more about the differences as time goes on.


I’ve not stopped collecting vanity plates. I have so many I can easily string that into a series of it’s own, but I won’t. Here’s a selected few:

ESCAPEE ■ SOD DAWG ■ RWDY DOG ■ D-TOTO ■ SELENA P ■
KIK ASH ■ CARIOCA ■ LUV U ED ■ IZZY IT ■ O-ELLIE ■ NYC BOY ■ JIM SLIM ■ CREATOR ■ GNDHG ■ TOMY GRL ■ BE LIGHT ■
DATA GUY ■ CABARET ■ I ZUMBA ■ BET ALL ■ ZOOKPR-7 ■ SCOTTY 2 ■ I JETFAN ■ B1K1N1S

While I still have dozens to list, I’ll have to save them for another day because I need to service 2 13-year legacy clients. However, I’ll leave you with the best vanity plate I’ve seen so far. How do you think this got approved?

WHTHFK

 

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Headly Westerfield
Calling himself “A liberally progressive, sarcastically cynical, iconoclastic polymath,” Headly Westerfield has been a professional writer all his adult life.