Arré Checklist: Uber and Other People Who Should Strike Work

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Arré Checklist: Uber and Other People Who Should Strike Work

Illustration: Shruti Yatam / Sushant Ahire

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or the past two days, instead of greeting each other with “Good morning,” my colleagues have reached office with just one question on their lips: “Did you get an Uber?” It’s now Day Two of the nationwide strike by Uber and Ola cabbies, which is like Christmas come earlier for private vehicle owners like me. Since the strike came into effect, I’ve had to remind myself I’m still in Mumbai, so free are the streets of rashly driven Maruti Swifts with commercial plates. I don’t care if this opinion ensures my passenger rating on the app plummets, driving my bike over the last 48 hours has been so pleasurable that I have to come clean: I hope the strike never ends.

Now that I don’t need to worry about being run over by an Uber driver who was too busy making his passengers uncomfortable instead of watching the road, I’ve had time to think on my morning commute. Much like the Uber drivers, there’s a bunch of people in India who would be doing the rest of us a favour by going on strike. This is my earnest request to them.

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