A Lyft driver is telling the fascinating stories behind his passengers. Zia Ahmed, a driver in San Francisco, encourages his customers to write a message to other passengers in a project called Lyft Me Up San Francisco.
He’s collected countless thought-provoking notes, and is now publishing them in a book which he expects to be out later this month.
1. True words.
3. Which one are you?4. Follow the light.The driver says he hopes that by showing others the notes, people can get a true sense of his city.
“I wanted to capture the culture of San Francisco — the culture of the people,” he explained to The Huffington Post. “I get plenty of really deep, profound messages from these people.
5. A Toast…
6. An experiment 7. Life’s too short 8. For when you see the rhinoAhmed says he’s always been intrigued by the conversations he has with his passengers. Along the way, he found that many of them lead exciting lives or offer interesting nuggets of wisdom. Last September, he began asking his customers to leave notes in a leather-bound notebook for others after them. Sometimes he gets restaurant tips or funny jokes. Other times, he gets drawings or words of wisdom.
Ahmed told HuffPost that about once a day, he gets a message that truly makes him reflect, ponder or smile in delight.
9. Dogs rock. Simple.
10. Rise again. And again.11. R.E.S.P.E.C.T12. If you’re ever going to Paris13. Can anyone translate this? 🙂While the driver is fascinated by the words he receives, he says that the passengers also get a kick out of one anothers’ words.
“They love it,” Ahmed told HuffPost, recalling the reactions of passengers as they read the messages. “There’s an incredible enthusiasm and energy. They’re literally bouncing off of their seats.”
14. Donkey, horse..or?
19. Solid advice here
Ahmed hopes to continue the project in the future and perhaps inspire other drivers to participate as well.
“I want to scale this project to other drivers in other cities in America,” he said. “There are a lot of interesting thoughts and concepts that emerge from such a project.”
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