Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
What is the Pear?
This service is fashionably acceptable!
Why didn't someone come up with this idea a long time ago? So, what is it and how does it work? You make arrangements with The Pear in theory, you call during the day, head out, park your car and make a call to have them pick you up and they drive your car home for your "taxi" service. Both you and your car make it home safe and sound. No round trip taxi fee, No DUI, No disasters...
Awesome right? Of course they charge a fee and I know some of you are like yeah right, no one drives my car...well too bad. That's what their insurance is for. You and your precious auto is safe. Why would you use this service instead of taking a cab? Well lets do the math. You live in the South Hills and your out in downtown...If you only have one stop on the way home your cab ride is at least $50!
I came across this information on Facebook from Seth Zora of Left Hand Clothing and just had to tell all of you...The Pear has this to say...
The Pear is open 24x7. That doesn’t necessarily mean we have reservations every night of the week… but it does mean we have to be ready for them.
So what do we do here when we’re not driving you home?
There isn’t a dull moment here at Pear Headquarters, whether we’re busy or not. Since opening our doors a short while ago, we’ve gotten pretty damn good at sitting around. The espresso maker is brewing at all hours, Curb Your Enthusiasm re-runs play on a loop, pointless conversation and banter is ongoing, friends and family are dropping by to say hi, and Rock Band is almost always in the Wii console. We’re not very good. Dani doesn’t play any instruments and only sings one song (Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California); Mikey can bang away on the drums but can’t seem to master that foot pedal thing; and I’ve gotten gonged (yes, we have a gong) out of the band on more than one occasion. Our guest performers aren’t much better, either – last weekend my brother Dominic performed a rendition of Alice in Chain’s “Would” so bad that it killed one of my fish. No bullshit. Busy or not though, we’re having fun… and isn’t that the point of all this? Enjoy yourselves at work and at play.
That what we encourage our customers to do, so it makes sense for us to maintain that same philosophy. So next time you’re bored, biding time before the bars, or whatever, come on by and see us and maybe sing a song. You could be the next to get gonged!
Speaking of fun, last weekend during one of the pointless banters mentioned above, we purchased some portable breathalyzer devices… and yes, we’ve been bringing them with us when we show up to drive you home. They’re not for us to use (we’re sober, I promise); they’re for you to screw around with.
By using The Pear, you’ve already made the responsible decision of using a designated driver.
Now go ahead and pass the breathalyzer around and see who out of your friends is the most shit-faced, within reason of course (Mikey my moral consigliere made me add that last part). Think the breathalyzer scene with McLovin and the cops in “Superbad.” Pretty damn funny, right?