When you are just a driver, the Ubers and Lyfts of the world must scare you to death. Disruption is a real thing, and nobody wants to lose their job. The key of surviving in this new economy is to give the personal touch no app can ever provide.

Well, maybe not give. My fees put surge pricing to shame, and the surcharges for girlfriends, coworkers, and wives aren’t up for negotiation. Still, it’s been a solid business model, multiple revenue streams, and the fringe benefits are delightful.