Wendy Carman Coffman (WendyC)

Ride Apprentice from Austin, Texas

Buzy Bee Mompreneur
19 Driver

I am originally from Las Vegas, NV and currently live in Austin, TX. I have 3 beautiful daughters; 23, 15, and 13 and have an 11 month old granddaughter. I have been married to my husband, Brian for 11 years. I have been driving with Lyft since May of 2018 and I juggle 3 small businesses. (if you're interested in risidual income, hit me up) I enjoy doing rideshare because, of all the people that I get to come into contact with which is really great for networking. I am also a college student going for my associats in Healthcare Management. Hence the Buzy Bee Mompreneur name

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    Drive or Sit?

    I am just curious as to what the majority of rideshare drivers do as I have heard many different things ...

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     11 months ago in  Drive or Sit?

    Thank you for your reply! That totally makes the most sense to me. I usually turn on my app when I am ready to go and wait at home until I get that first ride and them go from there. Sometimes it's beneficial, and other times, not so much. Usually, if I have been waiting at home for more than 30 min, I will venture out and find a spot and wait. 


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     11 months ago in  Drive or Sit?

    No, I didn't. I didn't start doing rideshare until May of this year when things went crazy with the workforce here in Austin. Austin isn't the same as it was even 3 years ago. A lot has changed and, in my opinion, not for the better.


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     12 months ago in  Drive or Sit?

    When you say “paz” app, are you talking about the passenger app? 


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     12 months ago in  Drive or Sit?

    It really just depends. Some weeks are great, orhers, I am struggling to find rides, and I don’t do the airport thing because there are 70-100 drivers out tjere at any goven time. What sucls for me is, I live just outside of Austin (Northwest) and most rides are downtown or sourh, about 20-30 min from me


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     12 months ago in  What's the biggest lie that a mechanic has ever told you?

    Several years ago, I had a 2002 Ford Explorer. We always took VERY good care of of, and were only the 2nd owners. We took it in routinly for oil changes, tire rotation, transmission flushes, the works. We ended up moving from Dallas back to Austin so we had to find a new shop to take it to. When I took it in for it's scheduled oil change they had it back in the bay for about 5 minutes and came out into the lobby with a print out for me with a $10,000 quote stating that the timing chain was shot and needed to be replaced immediately! Come on now.... I am no mechanic, but I was raised around them and I am no dummy! If my timing chain was shot, first and foremost, I would be hearing some sort of noise. Second, THE CAR WOULDN'T HAVE RAN!! SMH The nerve of some people. They think that just because I am a female, I don't know anything about cars.... Well, you got another thing coming


  • I have a stun gun that you hold in your hand and put your finger through this hole (kind of like brass knuckles, but only one) but it also has two VERY large and Very sharp “spikes” on the end of it. So, not only can I knock the crap outta them, then hit the stunner fora couple if seconds, but I can leave a couple pretty good sized holes, That I guarantee will get just anout any attacker to stop!! Plus I have another stun gun that doubles as a flashlight


  • Try Ozium. It’s not greesy at all and smells delightful! I too smoke in my car and have not jad any complaints since using it. You can get it at Walmart or local grocery store for about 2.49 a bottle


  • I use ozium and have not had any complaints. In fact, my riders will get in my car and rave about how good it smells! It covers up ALL smells too. I also roll both windows down for a few minutes right after I smoke but before spraying Ozium. And it doesn’t take much. One spray per seat is what I do! And again, my riders LOVE it. I also use a lemon body spray for my clothes and hair and hand sanitizer for my hands. It also doesn’t hurt to wear something over your clothes while smoking either. If I stop to smoke, I will wear a cardigan or something and put it in a bag in the trunk when I am done. It does no good to cover the smell in your car if they can smell it all over you.... and Mr. Hefner didn’t wear a smoking jacket for nothing.....


  • I persoanlly think that a ride share for kids would be so beneficial here in Austin, Texas, and would love to get into that market. I know, as a busy mother of 3 teenagers, having a rideshare designed specifically for them would be so great. I would not have an issue allowing them to get in a car with someone I knew had gone through extensive background checks. And to avoid any kind of temptation, what about being able to choose the gender of the driver. And the kids and parents being able to track the areival and ride all the way, along with a detailed description of both the car and driver. And to make it even safer, how about implementing some sort of password that the driver is given when accepting the ride or something? There are ways of making it safe....


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