Trin Carl

I been to forty states in a year.

“I picked up a guy who had been to forty states las year.”

“Oh, are you a pilot? I asked.

“No,” he said chuckling.

“Which one was your favorite?

“Idaho. I enjoyed the parks there.”

We drove past some cars that had been hijacked and left on the side of the road.

“People have been having their little hay days with cars in Minneapolis,” he said.



Diligence is the mother of good luck

A fire emergency in St Paul, photo by Trin Carl

“I have been having a string of bad luck,” said my ride-share client when he got in my car.

“Yesterday someone stole my tools.”

“Are you a mechanic?” I asked.

“Yeah. This morning someone went into my truck and stole my phone and siphoned my gas. I’m beginning to think I’ve pissed off someone, but I can’t think of who. The thing is I’m a nice guy and I always help people that need the most help and those people are often the ones that will take advantage of you.

“Yeah, I see what you mean. I wish you better luck,” I said as he left the car.



“Don’t clown in my car”

Patrick McGovern’s Pub (St Paul Minnesota on St. Paddy’s Day

After three young teenagers got in the backseat of my car (while driving for ride-share), I heard laugh for no reason.

So I asked:

“How old are you?”

“We’re teenagers.”

“Oh that’s why,” I said. “Well don’t clown in my car!”😠

I’ve had a lot of young people in my car. One time I got a fifteen year old who was ushering her three sibling 👪, under ten.

One time I had a woman yell from the stoop of her house:

“I’m sending my son to school.”

(By himself? I wondered. He’s five.)


Today I picked up a whole family on their way to Vegas from Minnesota.

“We’re bringing the family on my work vacation,” said the dad.

(Oh how lucky)

“Yup, it’s a three day trip.”

“Hope y’all have fun.”



Trin Carl

Trin Carl

I am an improviser.I write Theater 🎭 and ride share confessions. Find my blog