Friday and Saturday nights. These are my money-making nights. In fact, I often go the whole week without driving, except Friday and Saturday nights, from about 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Okay, now why are Friday and Saturday nights so special? Well, you want to, as a general rule, follow the alcohol. When people are drinking, they need rides.
Now, on top of that, there is something special about Friday and Saturday nights, where a lot of people are out, so a lot of people are going out to dinner, a lot of people are going to sporting events, and plays, and concerts, and so forth.
Now, these things happen throughout the week, but what makes Friday and Saturday special are they’re all happening at that time, so there’s just too much demand for all the drivers. So drivers are spread out, and there’s SURGE and prime time everywhere.
During the week, let’s say you have a special event. So, this Monday, Lady Gaga [is going to] be here in the Xcel Center, and every driver [is] going to be there.
However, there’s not a lot of things going on on Monday night. And so, all the drivers are going to be concentrated there, so there won’t be actually as much demand as we would like. And so you want to hit Friday and Saturday nights really strong, because everybody is spread out, and there’s always going to be high demand.
In addition, on Friday and Saturday nights a lot of people want to stay home and have carry-out, and so from about 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., great time for delivery, for you to do.
So 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is often a little less busy, especially around 5:00 p.m. [when] people are getting rides in town. But around 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., people are at the venues, people are at the events.
They don’t need rides. So that’s when you can really hit deliveries hard. And that’s something I’m going to talk about more in the full-time driver course.