Inanimate Object

Leaving from my ex-wife’s house, the Uber driver just asked the woman I hire to help me babysit, “Is there anything I need to know before I start driving him?”

Being blind, people often ask those around me about my needs instead of asking me. I couldn’t hear her response, but when he got back in the vehicle he said, “I was just asking her if there’s anything I should know before I start to drive you.” To which I responded, “So, I guess she didn’t tell you about the three Uber drivers I killed last week for referring to me like an inanimate object?”

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