Everything my Uber driver taught me about love
A friend I had grown up with, but gradually fell out of contact with messaged me out of the blue to invite me up to her wedding. It was the first friend wedding I'd ever attended and it was beautiful, I cried a little as I said goodbye to her and then promptly re-downloaded Tinder on my long train journey home. I got home after midnight and had to take an Uber back, and that was when I met Humer - my driver for the night, stellar human and love guru extraordinaire.
He asked me what I had been doing that day and I explained that I'd been at a wedding, then he quizzed me about what I had in mind for my own nuptials. When I told him I was single as all hell, he made it his personal mission to lay down some knowledge. LOVE YOU HUMER, taking your advice to heart and will be naming my firstdog after you.
When Humer pulled up to my neighbourhood thirty minutes later, he turned around and grinned at me. He said, 'I bet you didn't think you'd be having a lesson from an Uber driver. I know things.'
YOU SURE DO, PAL. Here's hoping we run into each other again.
Photography by my queen Esme Anderson