I’ve been a Grab driver for the past 3 years. It’s a great way to make extra money on the side, and I’ve met some really interesting people along the way.
But the other day, I picked up a passenger that left me completely stunned.
He was an older gentleman, and he approached my car with a broad smile on his face. He was dressed in a simple shirt and jeans, and he seemed quite friendly. We exchanged pleasantries, and I asked him where he wanted to go. That’s when he dropped the bombshell.
He told me he was a retired millionaire, and he sometimes drive Grab for fun.
I didn’t know how to respond. Here I was, working as a Grab driver to make some extra money, and my passenger was a retired millionaire. It was like a scene out of a movie.
He went on to tell me that he had made his fortune in the stock market, and he had retired early. Now he was driving Grab to pass the time and meet new people. He said he enjoyed the conversations he had with passengers, and he liked getting out of the house and seeing new places.
We talked for the remainder of the ride, and I learned a lot about him. He had travelled to many places and tried many different things.
He had worked as a photographer for a few years, and he had even tried his hand at starting a business. I was in awe of his life story.
When we arrived at his destination, he thanked me for the ride and gave me a generous tip. He said he was glad to have met me, and he asked me to keep in touch. We exchanged contact information, and I watched him walk away with a smile on my face.
I’m still amazed that I picked up a retired millionaire that day.
He was a testament to the fact that you never know who you’re going to meet when you’re a Grab driver. It was definitely an experience I won’t soon forget.