I don’t normally send out e-mails on Saturday but today is a special occasion. My first post for Forbes is now live! I mentioned my new writing gig in the last podcast but it was kind of overshadowed by my big announcement. Either way, I encourage you to read the preview below and head over to Forbes if you’d like to check out the rest.
Since Forbes is a national audience, my articles will be more focused on the politics and issues surrounding Uber, Lyft and the on demand economy but from the point of view of a driver. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave me feedback or pitch me an article in the comments below.
The On Demand Economy Is Making Us Lazy
It was a Thursday night around 9 pm when I decided it was finally time for dinner. For some reason, I was craving El Pollo Loco but the two mile journey might as well have been a cross country flight. I was feeling lazy, no doubt about it, and my wife wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to go get me dinner either. But that’s when I remembered a little service called Postmates.
According to Postmates’ About Page, they are a “platform that connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city.” So if you’re craving a chicken tostada salad and two churros, Postmates will order it for you, pick it up and deliver it, all in less than 24 minutes (at least in my case).
My first experience with Postmates worked out really well. I was full, happy and I never even had to leave the confines of home. But afterwards, as I lay on the couch watching re-runs of Law and Order, I started wondering what would happen the next time I got hungry. It’s a slippery slope between convenience and laziness and I was already starting to walk the fine line.
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