So I was thinking about some of my experiences with Lyft as of late. When it comes to the music that is played during my ride, two scenarios have been reoccurring. The first one reeeeeeaaaaaally grinds my gears. I've noticed, on several occasions, that if my driver is of the less melanated persuasion and he or she is playing a certain type of music, they will change it when I get in the car. They don't wait for me to express any preference. They don't ask if there is any genre I'd like for my listening pleasure. They don't observe whether or not I vibe with what's already on. They just see my mocha chocolateyness, take notice of my location, and assume. We all know what happens when one assumes, right? But hey, maybe I'M the one assuming. It could be a simple coinky dink that the majority of the times that I've had a melanin deprived driver, they change the radio station when I get in the car. It could mean nothing that most times my clear brothers or sisters will quickly change the tunes from Demi Lovato to H.E.R., from Sir Elton John to Lil Uzi Vert, from Maroon 5 to Migos. Whatever the case, it's all good because I Permit Patty them every single time. "Ah yes, Mr. Lyft? Becky saw that I was black and changed her music to that hippity hoppity crap when I got in the car. I'd like to report her for being racially insensitive. I too enjoy the sounds of the Billboard Top 100 "
The second thing that has been happening is that a lot of my drivers have been like, "EFF the radio edit", when it comes to the music being played. I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm no musical prude. True enough, some songs just aren't the same without the strategic placing of Too Short's favorite word. And when Tank sings "when we...LOVE", it doesn't have the same effect as that album version...but come on people! I'm aware that being an Uber or Lyft driver is an unconventional job, but is it not still necessary to maintain a certain level of professionalism? Once a driver turns on that Uber app or enables that Lyft light, does that car not transform into their place of business? I've been hit with everything from a real muthaf***a named Ice Cube to rake it up rake it up, f**k it up f**k it up. A teller wouldn't have that playing at their window in Chase. That type of music isn't blasting from the speakers in Whole Foods. Why should passengers have to be subject to that, without any consideration, when they are PAYING for this service? So, what are YOU thinking? Am I trippin? Do you have any Uber/Lyft pet peeves? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!