There's a new service in Chicagoland - UberRUSH.
It's a Courier Service. A Package Delivery Service. A service which offers some retailers, in Chicago, the opportunity to offer Same Day Delivery to online shoppers.
It's cool. Trendy.
And I now drive for UberRUSH.
I am not employed by Uber. I am an independent contractor. If I follow the rules (and they're simple to live by), I can make a little money. Enough to make the time I spend in my Li'L Red Truck worthwhile. Enough to keep me in Breakfast Burritos and Senior Coffees, at Mickey D's.
Many years ago, I was a taxi driver in Chicago for Checker Cab. MANY years ago. I used to drive out of the Checker garage at Broadway & Lawrence (North Side of the city, in case you don't know). I wasn't at it too long, but in the time I did drive I learned the city pretty well.
Some of the landmarks I used to use are gone, or changed. But the streets are pretty much the same. And it's all coming back to me, slowly.
I can still get around this city. And I'm beginning to remember how I used to love it. It wasn't as crowded, then. Parking was easier. The streets were easier to navigate. But I did love the city, and I remember, now.
But I live in the suburbs, now. I live with "elbow room". I LOVE living in an area where I can be in the middle of corn fields as far a I can see, in less the 5 minutes.
I may remember how I used to love the city, and why, but I wouldn't want to live in it, anymore.
Not at all.