Not a good gig for rural hustlers, but…


I have had many driving jobs, from Dominos back in their hay day, to a “way before it’s time” delivery from any restaurant service (in the late 80s). But Uber was the most interesting

I definitely didn’t roll in the cash from Uber, and with taxes and late-night Tacos from Burger King I probably lost money. Didn’t help that started each session from a rural location and sometimes had to drive 20 miles for my first fare. The “Investment to Date” stat, includes the approx .52 cents a mile the IRS said my Jeep Cherokee suffered in repairs, gas and puke (only once).

  • Miles Driven – 4076ish
  • Trips – 308
  • Estimated Income after Expenses and Tax – $875
  • Estimate of Hours – 200
  • Estimate of ROH (Return on hour) – Priceless and $4.38 an hour
  • Part time over about a year that ended with COVID shutdown

I did meet a wide swath of the American populace while driving and the budding writer in me locked up dozens of characters and situations into the Muse Vault.

I may clean up the ol’ Jeep and head out someday again for fun, but not for profit.


Provide 5 Star Experience for Passengers and grub (and once even dog plasma)

  • Maximize Routes to Stay the *#%& out of DC
  • Provide 5 Star Driving Experience (Ended with only 1 non 5 Star)
  • Not Sample the food, damn some of it smelled good!


Short Term Goals: Quarter 1 2022

  • None, Project Ended

Long Term Goals:

  • None, Project Ended (Might do again for the conversations)

The Numbers:

Investment to Date: $3309.87

Revenue to Date: $ 4403.98

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