So I did return that good karma today (see last post). An elderly guy wanted a ride back to his car, which was miles away, and he only wanted to pay 5 bucks. Nobody wanted to do it, but I just said what the hell. Some of the other riders said they would take him as far as this road or that road, and i thought about doing that, but coming face-to-face with leaving an elderly guy not that familiar with the city on a street corner in Chicago at night just didn't sit well with me. It ended up being just about the longest ride I've ever given, but I was happy to do it because he was a really nice guy and a retired teacher.
Oh, and earlier that night I took a girl for a ride for 2 bucks just because I knew she was going to school for social work and would be broke her whole life. More good karma. Tomorrow I can kick some puppies.
Tomorrow I'm going to cut out of the rickshaw biz early to go see Bellator 25 (mixed martial arts) at the Chicago Theater. Get a look at the interview I did with Dan "The Handler" Hornbuckle. Easily the coolest, funniest, most down-to-earth guy I've interviewed thus far, and plus he likes to kick people in the face and he's an American Indian. He will be fighting at this event tomorrow.
Much love and good karma to all . . .