Confessions: My Two Months Driving Lyft in Chicago

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Mr. Sierra, taking notes. Click photo to view COA Instagram.

Last year, the ride-share company Lyft offered explosive financial incentives in order to generate a gold rush of business into the Chicago market.  The bonuses being low-hanging fruit, I signed up as a driver last fall and banged out my 100 rides.  But I walked away with more than just cash.  Unlike my usual flâneurie, which is immersed in urban anonymity, Lyft driving opened access-ways into human experience unlike any I’ve known.  First a question—a curiosity blooming into a discussion—then suddenly an entire human life opens before you.

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