Pulled up to a street apartment one evening up in west hollywood area. It was a guy who had made the request, but when I called him, he said his friend needed the ride. After a few minutes of waiting in the dark, I see a character come up on the side of my car. I unlock the car door and the person opens the door. It is a middle aged woman and she seems to be in some kind of distress. She is sweating and breathing heavily and tells me
“Time is of the essence! This is an emergency!”
She is carrying something in her hand as well as pulling some kind of rolling cart with something in it. Well I rush out of the car to help her load her stuff in the back, and she sits down in the backseat with whatever she is carrying. “You have to step on it! We are going to the emergency room! It is ok to speed today, you can go 75mph in the 65mph zone, it is ok, everybody does it here!” So I’m like “wow, this is serious stuff, what should I do, I better get her to the emergency room! Should we call an ambulance instead? I wonder why the called Lyft? What’s going on?”
Well then I hear her in the backseat gently saying to the small thing she was carrying with some kind of cover over it: “there there, you will be ok, you will be ok. I’m sorry, I’m sorry..”
I then realize it is her Parrot! I am rushing her bird to the emergency room! Apparently it had gotten sick during the evening, and she had called ahead to a doctor and we had to rush there before the bird got any worse.
Hehe, that was a fun 20 minute ride, and I felt I was part of at least a small adventure in the life of a Lyft driver. We managed to get there in time while the bird still had a pulse, and I hope from there everything went well, and that her bird recovered 🙂