I often choose Lyft Line over Lyft classic for the exciting opportunity to get to meet another stranger in my ride. You never know who you're going to get. Here are some potential people you may meet in your next Lyft Line ride. Note: Each scenario here is based on real-life Lyft Line rides I've taken.
1. Professional hula-hooper
The back of the car is loaded up with neon-colored hula-hoops to match her multi-colored hair. You hear the beads shifting around the rings of plastic as they bump you in the head whenever the car hits a pothole. She asks if you've ever been to Burning Man. You feel way less interesting.
2. Start-up software engineer
This one's especially true if you live in San Francisco. ’Nuff said.
3. Musician in the opera
It's your lucky day, because this guy sometimes gets last minute free tickets to the opera, and he wants to exchange emails with you to let you know when they're available. How convenient that you've always wanted to go to an opera.
4. Two dolled-up gals who only want to talk to each other
You and your Lyft driver sit in awkward silence while your carpooling companions chat about the latest gossip before their night out on the town. They have no interest in engaging you in their conversation. And you're kind of ok with that.
5. The one who asks you on a date
Maybe you're on your way to the same bar. Maybe you will bond over your mutual love for live music. If the vibe is right, someone's getting a date tonight.
6. An old acquaintance you haven't seen in a year
You see this person's photo on the Lyft app and think, "Can it be?" You hear his familiar British accent and know instantly he's that client from when you were a receptionist at a hair salon.
You'll laugh over the coincidence of it all and feel thankful for the small world moments that can only happen in a Lyft Line ride.