The sharing economy has turned regular people into freelancing, gig-acquiring automatons who operate according to the logic of algorithms and respond intuitively to monetary incentives.
But for one Uber driver who claims to be a final-year National University of Singapore student, being an Uber driver is his gateway to marrying the woman he loves and settling down with her in a resale HDB flat he will pay for using gig money:
Good day! My name is Kondo, and I am a full-time student at NUS.
I am driving UBER with the aim of saving enough to have a proper wedding with my Cambodian fiance, and also to have enough to afford the down-payment for a resale HDB. Yes, I do love this lady with everything in me. For now, it is a long distance relationship until I graduate next year.
It might not seem like much, but your 5-star rating would ensure that I do not deactivated as a driver. A rating below 4.4 puts me at risk of deactivation.
Feel free to ask me anything you like.
Meanwhile, I have two phone chargers in front of you, and bottled water and tissues behind you.
Please enjoy the ride!
Five stars for earnestness.