Should I Wear the Pink Lyft Mustache on the Front Grill of My Car?

This is a question among Lyft drivers that generates a discussion with religious fervor on each side.

Answer: You should ALWAYS wear the Pink Lyft Mustache for five reasons.

Wearing it on the front grill:

  1. Clearly identifies to passengers that you are a Lyft driver. They can more easily find you and will avoid jumping into random cars, scaring the tish out of the occupants.
  2. Assures the passenger that you are a legitimate Lyft driver they can trust.
  3. Provides the best marketing program you have by far. It’s even easier than being friendly to your passengers. This program is free. Prospects see your Pink Mustache and you help drive up awareness of our brand.
  4. Proves to prospects and customers that we are increasingly covering the service area they want.
  5. Signals to the passenger that you’re not afraid or embarrassed to sport a Pink Mustache on your car and that you’re chill.

Wearing it on the front grill makes sense since no one has yet to prove that any reasons NOT to wear it on the grill are more compelling than the five positive benefits above.

The eleven reasons often given by Lyft drivers are:

  1. People will steal it.
    In the unlikely event this happens, ask Lyft for a new one.
  1. It might rip or otherwise be damaged.
    Ask Lyft for a new one.
  1. The label says it might fly off at more than 40 miles per hour.
    This wording is on there for the same reason Americans need to be warned that coffee is hot and that we shouldn’t ingest Liquid Plumber. To avoid it flying off, tie it on tighter. If it does fly off, ask Lyft for a new one.
  1. It’s too hard to tie on and untie from the car.
    Ask Lyft to send you the version using clips like on a backpack. If you do not have the eye hand coordination to use this type of clip, please stop driving immediately for any reason.
  1. It gets dirty, especially in the winter.
    Usually any significant rain keeps it clean and driving more than 20 miles per hour blows it dry. It’s no problem to keep it on in the car wash. Many drivers put it in the washing machine on a regular basis. You won’t hurt the artificial fibers; they are not harvested from actual animals.
  1. I’m afraid of taxi, limo and Uber drivers saying mean stuff to me.
    This happens only during a handful of rides out of hundreds.
    Don’t accept being bullied. Cluck them.
  1. I’m afraid of taxi, limo and Uber drivers driving near me in a dangerous way to hassle me.
    This happens only during a small number of rides out of thousands.
    Don’t accept being bullied. Cluck them.
  1. I’m afraid of taxi, limo and Uber drivers vandalizing my car.
    This happens only during a really, really small number of rides out of tens of thousands.
    Don’t accept being bullied. Cluck them.
  1. Even though we’re not illegal taxis, I’m afraid of getting a ticket.
    Lyft has told you countless times that they pay all tickets and provide legal assistance if necessary. None of these tickets have any effect on your auto insurance. After millions of rides, Lyft has NEVER reneged on this commitment. Of course there is a greater than zero chance that you could be the first. If you are afraid of 1,000,000 to 1 risks, never get in a car, never leave your house and never have children.

10. I don’t like the color
      Part of deciding to be a Lyft driver is to accept that you will have pink stuff all over the         place.

11. Wearing pink decreases the perception by others of my virility.
       Get over it or take steroids.

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