Jarl the Uber Driver shares his Thanksgiving plans, the ultimate driving essential, and the car of his dreams

How long have you been driving Uber, and why did you decide to become an Uber driver?

I have been driving Uber for about a month now, and I have been driving for a living since I was 21.

How often do you drive CC  students?

You know, maybe a couple times a week.

What is your impression of a CC student?

They are generally tech savvy, fairly well-educated, nice. Nobody has puked in the car yet, so you have that nice thing down.

What is your craziest Uber story?

I guess the craziest story I have is just a drunk soldier who tried not to puke in the back of the car the whole time.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

I am spending it with my family: grandchildren, girlfriend, ex-wife, and her mother.

What street in Colorado Springs is most memorable to you?

You know, I like the end of Lake Avenue, up there by the Broadmoor. I like the Broadmoor. I don’t know why, but I do.

What was your first car, and what is your dream car?

My first car was a Chevy Malibu station wagon. 1967 Chevy Malibu station wagon. And my dream car, I would like to own an ‘80-series Rolls-Royce. You know, the one with the maroon interior and brown exterior. The funny looking ones… that would be awesome.

If you could Uber ride with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Nathan Fillion. I would love to ride with Nathan Fillion. That would just be so cool. Dressed as Captain Mal. He is an actor on “Castle,” but he was in a show I used to love called “Firefly.”

Do you take Uber?

Oh yeah, I take it.

What is the most essential car amenity?

Nowadays, it has to be this aux charge cord. I use it, and the passengers use it. You know, you can’t live without that thing.

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