Flying AA 1263 DFW to LGA. Over all Walls, Barriers and Fences.

Not a statistically significant sample for the Data Kings, but good enough for me. Here’s a driver profile summary for my last 5 Uber rides in Dallas:

“Egber”
Descent: Kurdish, 1st generation arrived in U.S. age 1
Car: Hyundai Elantra (spotless inside)
Music Playing: Country
Uber Rating: 4.88
My Rating: 5.0

“Fouad”
Descent: Egypt (1st Gen)
Car: Toyota Camry (Spotless)
Music Playing: Classical
Uber Rating: 4.82
My Rating: 5.0

“Rafat”
Descent: Jordan.
Car: Toyota Camry (Spotless)
Music Playing: Classical (soft)
Uber Rating: 4.88.
My Rating: 5.0

“Bennie”
Descent: U.S. Lake Providence, Louisiana. African American. “Retired Grandpa of 5. Love People.”
Car: Lexus ES. (Spotless)
Music Playing: Jazz
Uber Rating: 4.94
My Rating: 5.0

“Jason”
Descent: Jamaica (1st Gen)
Car: Nissan Maxima (Spotless)
Music Playing: Pop
Uber Rating: 4.91
My Rating: 5.0

This Rider (DK)
Descent: Canada (1st Gen). Green Card Resident.
My Uber Rating: 4.92

Punch line:

God Bless America.

I love this country.


Photo: (via me-poppins)

Comments

  1. I love this country too! In spite of the madness.

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  2. Yep, Me too Sawsan.

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    • I know this is personal but its about time to become a citizen. You can serve this country more by becoming a citizen. The laws changed. You’ll still be Canadian!

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      • Too late. I have to pick one or the other (was my understanding) because I am older than 18.

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        • Not any more, David. I became a citizen few months ago. I didn’t have to give up my Canadian citizenship. And im over 18! Way over 18.
          Someone like yourself is so valuable and you can add so much more as a citizen.

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          • Wow, I’ve been reading Fake News. Thank you. I’m on it to check it out. Thanks Sawsan. (Not sure I’ll pass the test though)

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          • Are you serious? It’s a piece of cake. Get the 100 question book, skip the details and extra info in between. You only have to know the answers. And if you’re lucky like me you’ll get a judge with a great sense of humor.

            There was one difficult question though, “Who is the 45, and current president of the United States of America?”.
            I answered, successfully without making a face!

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          • LAUGHING!

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          • Not to add too much info – but our youngest went to McGill and loved it…but for a trip out of Canada for his Master’s, he hasn’t left (save for visits here). And now there’s a girlfriend (lovely lady) from Halifax…he’s going for his Canadian citizenships in weeks – while keeping his US citizenship as well…

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        • Anonymous says:

          My former brother in law (I was a teenager & later older) Had dual Canadian (Alberta) & US citizenship. He was married for many years to my sibling & he’d been in the US since he was a child. His father owned a company in the US. I miss his smile, laugh & that Canadian accent…He lives in Alberta, now. I always figured I’d marry a foreigner (since I’d planned on being in International Business, that didn’t happen) I did marry though he was from a different place that some would call foreign…a state so often overlooked, windy, snowy, cold and the butt of jokes…North Dakota, yah you bet yah… 😉

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        • If your a resident alien, then you can’t vote? right? You must remedy your citizenship status.

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  3. Had a Dallas ride last month from Deep Elum to just west of downtown a mile. She took freeway which may have made sense but it seemed to take awhile. She said I was her 1st ride.

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  4. 🙂 Oh boy, glad you’ve got Sawsan at your side for councelling and well-founded advice! So you’re becoming a double-citizen than?! Why not as long as you can keep your Canadian citizenship. GOOD LUCK

    stellar photo!!!!! And I adore the ratings.

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  5. Linda ARZOUMANIAN says:

    I really appreciated that. Thank you. 5th generation of English descent.

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  6. Hah! I love riding Uber for just the experience of engaging with the drivers, most of whom I’ll never see again. The stories, the music, the smells and the smiles (most of the time anyway) 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your Uber experience, David.

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  7. Much to love about our country, despite the nonsense that’s currently playing out. Thanks for this timely reminder, pal….

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  8. Hmm, my post never showed up…so replay…My former brother in law (I was a teenager & later older) Had dual Canadian (Alberta) & US citizenship. He was married for many years to my sibling & he’d been in the US since he was a child. His father owned a company in the US. I miss his smile, laugh & that Canadian accent…He lives in Alberta, now. I always figured I’d marry a foreigner (since I’d planned on being in International Business <that didn't happen) I did marry though he was from a different place that some would call foreign…a state so often overlooked, windy, snowy, cold and the butt of jokes…North Dakota, yah you bet yah… 😉

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  9. It’s a great country. We love visiting the States.

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  10. one of the reasons i love ubering. (yes, it’s a verb in my opinion at this point.) l love talking to the drivers and learning their stories. always a surprise in there

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  11. You have a kind open heart Mr K. We must remind each other like this post , that there is no separation, only in the mind. 😉✨

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  12. Kevin Byrnes says:

    Excellent!!!

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  13. What a heart warming reminder of what America stands for.
    Dual citizenships lies in the hands of the originating country of birth. The US has also been open to it. And that really is a good thing 💛.
    I’m a dual citizen. Go for it Dave and make your vote count!

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  14. Lovely reminder that both our countries are composed of hundreds of nations – perfect title for this post, by the way… beautiful subtle message…

    And you be been down there how many years? You obviously have built a life you love. I should think you’d want to have your say on who sits at the top…😉. Sawsan said it best…

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  15. Me – first generation Austria on one side/ third generation on the other. My schizophrenic, passionate appreciation and love for this country? Mine

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  16. I love your statistical skills – that was a great sample of America. Bravo from one Green Card resident (1st gen) to another 🙂

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  17. I graduated High School here in DFW back in ’75. We were predominantly white—that is to say we had one black kid and two Latinos named Rodruiguez in a student body of about 1500.
    My kids went to the same school 22 years later. They had an International Day. All the kids celebrated their heritage in costume, food music, whatever.
    Of course you had the Irish and Germans, like you would in 1975. The French Club was handing out pastries as they would have done 22 years ago. But now there were Hindi’s with jeweled foreheads and finger cymbols; Africans representing with their colorful fabrics and djembe; all kinds of Mexican dances and foods; Japanese, Jamican, Balinese, Tongans, Iranian and Middle Eastern, the best Baklava and Tabbouleh I ever had. I looked at all these kids from around the world and remembered my monotone class and just couldn’t help but think “This, this here is America”

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  18. My country, tis of thee. ❤

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