This morning I had an Uber passenger from Saudi Arabia, a kid who will be starting college in the fall. He was quite the conversationalist and we chatted quite a bit because I ended up giving him three consecutive rides from place to place.

He told me if I ever want to visit the Middle East, I should go to Dubai (Qatar, I think that was the other place he recommended), because they allow alcohol there, among other things. Saudi Arabia is dry, I guess. I did not know that. How sad for the Saudis...

Point being, Uber might not pay a lot, but I learn new things doing it and that's one of the funnest things, besides just meeting nice people and helping them get safely from place to place.

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