Something has changed on Uber maps. My home address, when pinned, reads the name of the colony next door.
So this morning I found my driver wandering in that colony. Called him to check.
“Sir – but you entered the name of this colony, so I came here”
“I didn’t enter that. It was Uber who picked it up”
You see what I did there?
I defended myself. With a fact, yes. But I did defend myself.
And I asked myself – why did I do it? What is it that I was trying to achieve? Prove that I am not a moron? Prove that this was a factual error and not intended? Prove that I am better than this?
Guess what – no one cares a fuck!
When the work isn’t done, we offer an excuse. A defense. And let’s assume that the defense is valid.
That still doesn’t mean anything. It didn’t get the job done.
And yet we offered the excuse as if it could replace the desired result.
No one cares a fuck!
Our excuses does not mean the work got done. Instead it conclusively proves that the work wasn’t done.
An excuse is the distance between where you are and where you could have been.
Uber uses Google maps on their backend. So all you have to do is go to Google map maker and update this anamoly once and for all.
I often wonder, if that is the reason why people like Steve Jobs, used to come across as bullies? Because they could see that people are going to make a mistake and would in turn fail due to their attitude and ultimately would land up no where. Nonetheless, time will be lost. At times, he did not take a second to think or rationalise before firing a top employee. Focus was everything for him.
Even Gary Vee, when he says you are gonna die, iterates the same fact, that focus on things that would work. When that extended to the performance of a group approves of Jobs’ behaviour. There is no outcome from an excuse, it is a sign of fragmented focus and lack of intent or interest.