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Uber X-perience # 2

It was an out of state day trip for a whole day training. Obviously, my day was going to be hectic. Hence after landing back to the airport, I was tired and wondering whether or not I'll be able to strike any meaningful conversation with my uber driver. With expectations already lowered, I hopped into the Uber. His name sounded like he was from Russia or the surrounding countries. We exchanged usual Hi and Hello and in few minutes the car was on the highway.  He asked me if I was from India followed by the next obvious question - Are you in IT? By now, I am very used to being assumed as an IT person and don't feel anything bad about it at all. That's what people see more of us in the USA so can't blame them. Sorry, doctors.   When I mentioned that I work "with" Google, he assumed I worked "for" Google. This happens a lot by the way. I've observed that people hear what they want to hear (myself included). To this, I promptly corrected him a

UberX-perience #1

Uber Experience # 1 Following is a pretty boring description of small actions/events that many of you have experienced - It was my morning ride to the train station for a day-trip to meet a client. As usual, I scheduled the Uber in advance. I got up in the morning and got ready waited for Uber to arrive. The Uber arrived. I got in, said hello to the driver as per my regular habit and off we go. It’s just a 15-minute ride. This is where it started getting interesting The radio was playing my favorite song - Smoke On The Water. Before I knew, I started tapping my feet to the kick drum and hands took over the snare, and my head started wobbling on the groove. I casually mentioned to the driver that it is one of my top favorite songs. He burst into saying 'Oh yeah!! Same here. Anyone that starts playing guitar wants to play this starting lick' Then he mimicked the starting lick. We both laughed in agreement. But he didn't stop there. He went on exp