I decided to car pool to work about a month ago to save some money on gas. I didn't realize when I signed up that it would be such a positive change for me. Instead of being alone both ways, listening to the radio, I now have four co-workers to ride with me.
Bryant is our un-official sports announcer. He can tell you about any game that happen the previous day along with all stats, controversies, or action associated with it.
Augie is our NPR guru and is perfectly capable of discussing any political or economic topics. He also bears the title of most likely to be late.
Michael is mister-fix-it and knows everything there is to know about motorcycles.
Eve is our down to earth protein drinking, vitamin taking, PhD on board. And I'm just the art loving, runner who's along for the ride.
I had my doubts about car pooling thinking that I would be trapped at work and not able to go home when I wanted to. There have been a few days when we had to stay late for one reason or other, but for the most part everyone else is ready to head out the door each day before I am!
The best part of it all is to look at my gas gauge at the end of the week and see that it hasn't moved.