Tam pries open the bill for an ambulance trip, and perhaps wishes she hadn’t:
Literally a hundred times more than I’ve ever paid for an Uber going twice the distance. Hell, I could have Uber’d back and forth between Indianapolis and Lafayette every day for a couple of weeks for that money.
Next time, no matter how much I’m writhing on the floor and screaming in pain at 0300, just tap me behind the ear with a hammer and throw me in the car.
Undoubtedly this was discussed in a boardroom somewhere:
“How much would this trip cost via Uber or Lyft?”
The new kid begins, “Well, it varies with how busy they are. Something called surge pricing.”
“We can’t do that. Bad optics. Find the average and multiply it by 200.”