At TaskRabbit, we talk a lot about people working together to get stuff done. Collaborative consumption is an interesting thing because of how efficiently it allows us to trade time, money and resources to get things done. After two friends raved about Lyft the other night, I decided to give it a spin.
I took my Lyft from Nob Hill to SoMa this morning, got picked up by Jan, a friendly lady who promptly fist-bumped me when I got in the car , gave me a square of Ghirardelli chocolate and had Tom Petty playing on the radio (never a bad thing).
We chatted for about 10 minutes. I learned it was her first day. I was her third Lyft. I learned how the signature pink mustache attached to her car  and after a few minutes she handed me a whiteboard with some crayons to write a message on her “Lyft board.” The Lyft board, she told me as we drove, was something that she had come up with, in addition to snacks in the back for riders. Lyft gave her the freedom to customize her ride experience how she wanted to and it was great.
Lyft is cheaper than a cab or Uber. Friendlier than a cab. There’s no awkward credit card debacle at the end because you don’t carry cash. You pay easily in the app through a suggested donation, give an exiting fist bump and go about your day.
I can’t wait to give Lyft another try.
: per Lyft company policy. I’m not complaining
: Car with pink mustache (not Jan’s actual car).
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