I don’t currently belong to a car pool but a number of years back I rotated driving responsibilities with two other fellow employees for a while. One of them I got along with quite well and the other.... well, we didn’t have much in common. It was nice not having to fill up the gas tank every single week, not to mention there was a certain satisfaction knowing we were doing our small part to ‘save the world’. On the down side, one of the participants was a lawless speed demon and got pulled over several times when it was their turn to drive and we pulled into work late because of getting stopped.
Since we had about a 35-40 minute commute, conversation assumed an important role and it was sometimes a challenge keeping to topics that would allow us to tolerate each other’s company/presence. Sometimes it was better just to listen to the radio.
How about you – do you or have you ever belonged to a car pool?