Our ride to work every morning is about 35 minutes. It’s a nice drive. The scenery can’t be beat, and we spend all of it actually driving rather than being stuck in traffic.
Recently, we started carpooling with the only other employee who lives out our direction, and I must say, it’s been nice. The ride to work in the morning has improved because I don’t feel guilty taking a nap now that there’s someone else to entertain Dustin while he drives. (As entertaining as the cat is, she never quite counted. Yes, she rides to work with us too.)
The ride home from work has improved because the conversation is more likely to be about topics other than work. The gas bill has also improved.
Why don’t more people carpool? I suppose it has a lot to do with needing to be independent, needing to be able to go where you need to go when you need to go without having to wait for other people. Or being able to stay when you need to stay without worrying that you’re inconveniencing someone else.
But still. I like carpooling. And bicycling. And walking. And riding trains. Save the whales!