One of the nice things about getting into an Uber is the opportunity to tell a stranger about your entire life – said no one, ever.
No, I’m not a snob; it’s just that when I get into a car, I want to get where I’m going – and not have to explain my history. Or, even worse, have it mansplained to me.
Especially when one of the questions I’m usually asked is, “So, what are you?”
Yep, you read that right.
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This is a question about my background, my ethnicity. I accept that being a non-white person, there’s often genuine interest. That’s cool, I guess. I’ve had that all my life. And also, I know I’m fascinating, right?
This is how it goes: