I (Michele Hickford) have been an avid Uber customer for some time. In general, it’s timely and economical and I wish traditional taxi companies would stop whining about the competition. Come on people, improve your service! That’s what the free market is all about.
Lately however, I’ve been disappointed with Uber because too often I get drivers who speak no English. As I reside in the U.S. of A. where English is, if not by law, than by history, our official language, it irks me that I’m not able to communicate. I’d be perfectly happy if there was an Uber Español app for Spanish speakers, and I could use the regular nationalist bigoted xenophobic version for myself.
So I decided to give Lyft a try. On my first trip, my driver was a lady from Honduras who spoke no English — and it was her very first day on the job. Her teenage son and daughter were also in the car, along for the ride to make sure she was ok. While I appreciate the family support, I must admit it was a bit odd to have everyone in the car. And I guess she was hoping to get in as many trips as possible because she drove 80 miles an hour on the freeway.
In any event, I (and other conservatives) may reconsider use of Lyft all together after receiving this email today.
It goes on to say “Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft’s and our nation’s core values.”
It’s also complete nonsense as far as Trump’s travel ban is concerned — which says absolutely nothing about a particular faith, creed, race or identity — unless you identify as a terrorist — and certainly nothing about ethnicity or sexuality. Heck you folks could have at least mentioned “nationality” – because that’s what the ban is about.
And sexuality? Where did THAT come from? When has Donald Trump ever, ever commented on banning gay people or gayness in general?
Business must be good at Lyft if they can afford to donate a million clams to the ACLU, but I’m afraid they won’t be getting any more of mine.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]