The Road, A Driver's Diary
A sudden need for cash leads an unemployed director to start driving for Lyft & Uber. Assuming it would be a fun and easy way to make some extra money, the driver soon discovers that the ‘road to riches’ is littered with socially challenged passengers and greedy app-enabled ride-share companies.
Based on real life events, the driver offers a ‘crank-snark’ point-of-view regarding passengers, drunks, surge pricing and an over-reaching ride-share industry – all at the expense of the underpaid driver.
The theme throughout, is what the driver refers to as, “society’s selfish indifference towards others.” Ultimately, he appeals to our better nature and reminds us of the Golden Rule, “treat others as you wish to be treated”.
As he climbs into a backseat as a customer, the driver addresses the audience. “Need a ride?” “You can get one… just don’t be a dick!”