yesterday’s recap…

…yesterday, i was really tired, so i only gave five rides. the state of nevada decided to cut down my medication due to funding issues. however, my therapist has advocated for me and they have raised me back up. it’s funny how things work so quickly when you have the right help. it took her less than twenty-four hours to get me what i’ve been fighting for, for over a week! i am very grateful. 

…p******a started off my morning, she was a scheduled pick-up. she is a dialysis patient three days a week, for three and a half hours. i asked her how she filled her time while she was receiving her treatment. she told me that she read and recently finished her fourth book. she also has puzzle books, like word searches and fill-it-ins, that keep her occupied. p******a is originally from my hometown, san diego. before moving to nevada, she lived in alaska for twenty years. she said that alaska was beautiful, lush, and green. her family lived in anchorage and she said that the snow wasn’t that bad…she told me that chicago and new york generally got more snow than what they received. she told me that moose came into her yard on a regular basis. i asked about the twenty-four hours of night/daylight and she told me that, that was a big misconception that people had about alaska. she explained this way…june 26 is the longest day of the year…daylight for twenty-four hours on that day, after that everyday starts getting shorter…until the shortest day of the year, when everything is dark for twenty-four hours…and then, the days go back to getting longer again. p******a was smart, funny, and a great conversationalist…

…c*****a was next. she was on her way to work. she sells tires and rims at a tire company. she told me that she really loved her job…

…j*****n was on his way to have breakfast at a local casino cafe, where his father is the chef. i asked what was his favorite thing to eat there and he told that it was the chicken alfredo, but that it wasn’t on the menu right now. he was a nice young man, who struggled trying to enter his promo code, but he finally figured it out…

…d****n, also known as, r****t was one of my absolute favorite passengers so far. he works as a trouble-shooter for sony playstation. he told me that he worked in the “b and b” department…bullshit and brown nosing. that made me laugh out loud. he told me that for $15 an hour, he could sit and bullshit, and brown nose all day long. he told me that his title was “fancy” and i told him that i loved anyone who used the word “fancy,” in a sentence, as my ex always used to. he told me how to get drunk fast and cheaply…just don’t eat before drinking…you get drunk fast and drink less, therefore, spending less. he asked me if i had driven anyone terrible yet…i said that i hadn’t and knocked on my head. he told a horror story about his friend driving two drunk ladies. apparently, they were really obnoxious…one threw up all over the backseat and the other pissed herself while sitting there. i was repulsed and worried. i don’t want to be cleaning up other people’s bodily fluids! d****n, also known as r****t, was delightful…

…n****n was my last ride. he brought out the “mother bird” in me. he was going to smith’s to buy groceries for all of those, in the place that he lived. he was very monotone and very matter of fact. i asked him how his day was and he told me that it was better than two days ago. so, i asked about what made it better than two days ago and he told me that he didn’t remember because, “that was two days ago.” we got to smith’s and he tried to get out, but the door was locked. he said, “hey, are you going to let me out of here or what?” i looked at him and said, “no…n****n, i’ve decided that i like you and i’m going to keep you.” his face lit up and he started laughing…and then, i let him out. i looked at my information later and saw that his trip fare was only $2.75, because it was so short, but that he had given me a $5 tip. i thought that he was so sweet and i just wanted to protect him from those that he lived with, taking advantage of him and making him feel bad about himself…

…and, that was yesterday. i am going to try something different today. i have trouble seeing to drive at night, but vegas is so well-lit and it’s friday night…i’m going to try it! i am planning to go out at 8 pm and drive until i pick-up, p******a, again for her dialysis appointment at 7:30 am…and then, go back to the apartment and sleep until i go back out at 8 pm, on saturday…

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