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Feb 01, 2019 23:00:48

An Uber Encounter

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 382🔥 | 392💌


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Yesterday was ridiculously cold. 
I decided against driving.

So I got an Uber. The driver looked very tall so I asked him how tall he was.  

"6 feet 7. My son is taller." he says 

He should play basketball - I suggested like a genius.

"He just went pro. So did my daughter." He proudly tells me. 

I want to know more about this man so I probe. 
He tells me about his life. 

A retired marine who practiced martial arts, he was teaching KungFu at age 19. 

He came from generations of good writers. He gets teary eyed as he tells me about a speech he gave. It was at an event honoring his grandfather. His description was so beautiful, I was moved to tears myself. 

I told him I was headed to DC to work on my business. He proceeds to advice me about hard work. 

In 1989, he took a big risk and bought 3 real estate properties. He rented them out immediately. The homes are almost paid off without spending a dime towards the mortgage.

Each property is worth $750,000 today.

The gentleman was a millionaire.  

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    @keni You meet such interesting people who drive for Uber!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 02, 2019 10:32:32
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      @brandonwilson - This was an exceptional person. And I couldn't fit everything in 200 words.
      I often find that people have fascinating lives when they open up and share it.

      Keni avatar Keni | Feb 02, 2019 16:09:12
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