“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*

Long Island, New York: we discussed the American Dream Dusty Rhodes, the Nature Boy Ric Flair, the multiple personalities of Mick Foley, Professional Wrestling and this.

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


Author: Stick Shift Lyft

Blogging about ridesharing and ride hailing adventures

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