I’m now back from LA. Everybody there loves it, and frankly they’re welcome to it. The way that everybody needs to drive everywhere for everything is just not my style at all. But I do understand the attraction of LA, especially to Londoners who never get weather like that. One thing really puzzles me, however:
Why don’t rich Los Angelenos have drivers?
The advantages of having a driver are obvious. You never need to worry about parking. You never need to worry about drinking and driving. You can get as engrossed in multimedia multitasking as you like — you can even watch dailies or shorts on your in-car entertainment system while stuck in traffic. And: you’re automatically eligible for the carpool lane!
God knows there are loads of people in LA with more than enough money to hire a driver, but very few of them ever seem to do so. Any idea why that might be?