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Saeed Jones @theferocity
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I have had this conversation with COUNTLESS Uber drivers, but I’ve gotta say: My Uber driver Syed and I are getting a real kick out of our names right now. It always starts with them seeing “Saeed” and gently asking “Where are you from?”
Y’all, I know I’m hungover but Syed is so sweet. “You’re so nice, brother. I like you. I like the nice people I meet. Life is too short. We have to love one another.” My heart.
Syed’s uncle pick out his name. I told him that my mom was given a book of names when she was pregnant and got overwhelmed. Eventually, she put her hand over the names and focused on the meanings. Saeed means “happy and fortunate.”
I have not always been kind. And “nice” isn’t the first word that comes to mind when I think of myself, frankly. But these days, mercy, I am so grateful for kind people. They’re like candles in a citywide blackout.
Another driver just rudely honked at Syed and now I’m ready to fight them.
Whew, what a ride. I’m all up in my feelings. “Have a good day, Syed.” “Take care, my brother.”
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