October!

Well the new month has started and as a firm supporter of the University of Delaware, I suffer the über drought of low-fares.

Newark, DE is a college town and college folk are known for not having a lot of extra $$ to spread around and that’s where my support for the UofD community comes in. Point-in-fact is today I had over six fares in the community, that netted me a total of $19. Most of the students needed rides from places to eat on Main Street to their dorms/houses/apartments. Hey, that’s no biggie. . . I get a kick out of the conversations between young students as I remain completely silent while I drive.

The popular trend of using über since the start of the semester is among the Asian students who are of the International Studies program. Of my seven fares today, five rides were Asian students. They are respectful, kind, and never give me a lick of trouble. . . plus I think every ride included students from various countries. I’m slowly starting to discern between Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Japanese, Filipino (Wikang Tagalog), Vietnamese, and Chinese. It’s a wonderful slice of linguistic life that I’d never get to enjoy otherwise.

So it’s a slow $$ day but it was big on eves-dropping upon other languages.