Shall I?

The Uber driver I rode with today kept asking my permission to answer the calls he was getting.

I appreciated the fact that he was concerned for my safety, but I told him to answer the calls anyway. This was also incredibly polite, possibly to a fault, and not many Uber drivers would do this.

But the thing is, he didn’t have to ask for my permission. If he really was concerned for safety on the road, he could’ve made the decision himself.

But, what if the calls were important, you ask.

They weren’t. He was simply catching up with a few friends.

I know he meant well, but all I could think of was his cognitive dissonance.

I gave him 5 stars.