I’ve never used Lyft or Uber for that matter. I saw an ad for Lyft on the New York subway for up to $25 off. So for today’s airport ride I tried Lyft for myself and my aunt.
When I tried to approve the payment, my request for a discount was rejected because they contend that I’d already used Lyft. I NEVER have.
So I filled out the customer service form to explain that I am a new customer. After submitting the form, I got a message saying I am not due a discount. I’ve asked for further review. If they don’t fix this problem, I’ll never use them again.
Is this a good way to run a business?
Our driver was fine, but now I’m angry that I was tricked into using Lyft over a taxi.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
I’m fond of letters of wisdom from one generation to the next and found this gold on Brain Pickings.
In a 1933 letter to his 11-year-old daughter Scottie, F. Scott Fitzgerald produced this poignant and wise list of things to worry, not worry, and think about, found in the altogether excellent F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters:
Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about Cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions
Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?
I think we don’t need to worry so much about horsemanship, but the rest is timeless. I suppose we should worry about driving well.