On Tuesday, July 26, Lorde hopped on Twitter to tell her 4.3 million followers about her Uber ride. It seems that the Kiwi singer/songwriter found herself getting a ride from a guy who was REALLY excited about his celebrity passenger...and he couldn't wait to tell her all about it.
uber driver currently busting a nut about the fact that there was a 'celebrity passenger' just before me— Lorde (@lorde) July 26, 2016
The Royals singer didn't reveal who the previous celebrity fare was, but it is clear from her nonplussed follow-up tweets that the driver either didn't recognize her, or just didn't care that the person to whom he bragging about his celebrity rider has sold 17 million albums.
i can tell our ride, by comparison, sparkles significantly less for him— Lorde (@lorde) July 26, 2016
Lorde used the time for a bit of existential reflection, as might any of us when suddenly faced with our own cosmic imbalance, and even managed to wax a little poetic about her situation, presumably as her driver continued to regale her with stories of famous people who have sat in his car.
i can feel it from the back seat, his dazed glow. he's probably now pretending that i am not here, that they are still together, and alone— Lorde (@lorde) July 26, 2016
On one hand, it can be hard to muster up much sympathy for her. She is after all, lovely, successful, talented and besties with T-Swift. But on the other hand, we've all been there, haven't we? Carrying on a forced, semi-coherent quasi-conversation with someone who clearly would rather be with someone else. We feel you, Lorde.