I do love being right, I suppose it comes from being a lawyer and the drive to win in the litigation circle of the courts. I hate Uber and have written on this blog about its proven scientific horrors. – just go to the search engine and type in Uber and you shall see. You will find that the hatred is fuelled by scientific studies. Now we have another one. The NPR article is entitled: How Save Is Uber, and here is the answer. “How safe is your Uber ride? That question has dogged the company for years, as it has faced complaints from passengers and drivers alleging they have been sexually assaulted in an Uber. Now Uber is revealing the scale of those complaints for the first time.The company received 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. over two years, according to a new report covering 2017 and 2018. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape.The U.S.-only report also covers deaths involving Uber rides. During those two years, 107 people died in crashes involving Uber cars, and 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride.
One can always spot a potential Uber patron – they are at the curb staring at their phone. There was a woman outside my apartment the other day.
Me: You are going to catch an Uber. That is a stupid thing to do, it is not safe.
She: I am not stupid!
Me: Actions speak louder than words.
She: Have a nice day!
Me: I will! I just hope you do not get killed or raped. That would ruin your day.
But one cannot change the world and they that dwell therein. With Personal Driver I have the best of all worlds but if everyone had him he would not have the time for me. Uber drivers are not drug or alcohol tested the way taxi drivers are. They are not required to carry proper insurance. There was a huge accident last week on my block with major injuries. Two Uber cars ran into one another. I just hope the injured parties had some form of medical insurance or that was the most expensive ride that person EVER went on. It Is quite likely that a person trying to save a couple of bucks by taking an Uber is not a person who has good medical insurance. People do not think about the repercussions of their actions or study everyday important issues. My blog should be mandatory reading for the uninformed. Hahaha
I am reading a New Yorker article written by Arthur Krystal on aging. It is called Old News and contains this hysterically funny quote from Rodney Dangerfield. “I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put in over my kitchen table”. Now that may describe Rodney Dangerfield but it does not describe Alexis McBride with my 108 pursuers since April of 2016 (and still counting). An extremely funny exchange took place in the jacuzzi at the Presidio YMCA – when learning of my count a man quickly increased the number, exited the jacuzzi, took a cold shower and laughingly informed me that he was homeward bound but would be keeping me in mind as he performed a certain chore. I do not jest! What an extremely funny man and situation.
I have been exercising enormous amounts of discipline, cutting myself off Sultan (aka SSS) watching. However, on this relaxing, pyjama day, a little viewing was in order. At the first glimpse of his face (after the voluntary absence of days) there came an audible gasp. ! Is he handsome, or what? I did drool and make that observation (to his face) in the lobby of the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel. I did not keep it a secret nor concealed my admiration. . The video was six minutes long, showing him playing with his falcons and in other setting. Catching up on his activities provided a sense of relief as it was evident that we have at least two more things in common. There was a photo showing he and his father with a champagne glass. Let the record reflect that I do drink champagne. Also one of the Sultan leading a pack of bicyclers – I can ride a bike, the stationary bike good for my knee. Other similarities between the two of us surfaced. He is magnificent with children, they take to him; he hugs and plays and sooths them. I have similar talents, children take to me, parents commenting that their offspring will never forget me. There was also footage of a visit to the Expo sight by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The Sultan was such a gracious host and there was a photo of them fist bumping. I fist bumped with him in an elevator at the hotel. I am having so very much fun with this all, I can only hope that he is too. It is indecent for a seventy-six year old woman to have a high school crush on a man of such stature and renown. But it is fun and no animals were killed during the making of any movie. Stature is such.a good word. It has two meanings,, in this instance it refers to reputation, repute, standing, status, position, prestige, distinction, illustriousness, eminence, pre-eminence, prominence, importance, import, influence, weight, consequence, account, note, fame, celebrity, renown, acclaim.
The Sultan (aka SSS) has eminence, prominence, acclaim, prestige, distinction, and import. He richly deserves it – because he has a fine character. He is not just a pretty face. Hahaha.
But my reverie is disturbed by a sudden email which makes the following invitation: Alexis McBride, Get a Sexy Girlfriend Right Now. Whomever send this did not read my last blog wherein I denied any proclivities for pansexuality. What did I do? Immediately pushed Unsubscribe! Really, the joys and the sorrows of the Internet and Social Media. Incidentally, the meaning of proclivity is a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing. Its synonyms are a liking, an inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity, bent, bias, penchant, predisposition, predilection, partiality, preference, taste, fondness, weakness, proneness; rare velleity. Used in a sentence; His sexual proclivities are none of your business.
So I have no preference, taste, proneness or partiality for a sexy girl friend. Thank you very much! The photograph is one of me looking pretty good. Hahaha