“Its not where you’re from, its where you’re at!” -D.J. Kool
The following list includes rider self-reported state of origin, and is not comprehensive:
International travelers prior to February 2017*
Sweden: mentioned that he used rideshare in 5 different countries. Has no opinion on Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.
New Zealand: professor of economics, we discussed firearms, murder, concealed carry permits, and how it all relates to Chicago.
Australia: talked about names and naming.
Republic of Cameroon: the woman went to a salon in Chicago and the hairdresser told her that she lacked the requisite tools to work on her hair. She left disappointed and dejected.
Mexico City, Mexico: They were very cold at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and were curious why the Loop was dead on a Sunday.
Toronto, Canada: Made a recommendation to Restaurant Row on Randolph Street. When discussing the weather I made a mental note to learn conversions between Fahrenheit and Celsius. Note to self: To convert temperatures in degrees from Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 and multiply by .5556 (or 5/9)]
Hong Kong: Conversation surrounded comparisons of Hong Kong and Chicago. Rider told me that English is a primary language in Hong Kong as it was once subject to British colonialism.
Domestic travelers prior to February 2017*
Ohio: Many riders. We discuss Believeland, the Cleveland Browns, LeBron James, and the Great Lakes.
Michigan: Many riders. Discussion topics have included Windsor, Ontario, the Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders, and college football.
California: The business travelers discuss a wide range of topics. The recreational travelers need dinner recommendations that do not include cheese casserole.
Massachusetts: Tom Brady, the New England Patriots, and the guru Bill Belichick.
*These lists will continue to be edited