Get where you want to go without using your own car, a bike, a bus, or a taxi. Is it magic? Find out in this episode.
Slow dialog: 1:25
Fast dialog: 19:58
Carl: Let’s get a taxi.
Doris: There’s no need. I’ve already ordered a car.
Carl: A limo? That’s too expensive.
Doris: No, I’m using a ridesharing service. It’s cheaper than a taxi. There’s no meter and we pay a set price.
Carl: But how do we know it’s safe? How do we know the driver isn’t a criminal or an unsafe driver? Is he going to have car insurance? Do they do background checks?
Doris: Even though it’s a peer-to-peer service, the drivers are carefully screened and the cars are tracked. Trust me. This ride will be safe.
Carl: We don’t have much cash on us.
Doris: I have a credit card on file. No cash will change hands. Look, here’s our driver. Hello, Michael.
Carl: You know our driver?
Doris: He’s my son.
Carl: But why are you paying for a ride if your son is available to pick us up?
Doris: He has his pride. He won’t take any money from me so we came up with a compromise: I hire his car whenever I need a ride to or from the airport. It works for us and there’s a bonus.
Carl: What’s that?
Doris: I get to see my son every time I travel.
Carl: That seems like a strange arrangement.
Doris: That may be so, but if you can’t get your son to visit more often, what’s a mother to do?
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse