Anyone else’s city/town have those stupid public service announcements??
“Don’t be an S.O.V (single occupancy vehicle), You use so many resources when it’s just you in your car, use share-a-ride, Save on Gas, save our environment, Use the Bus, blah, blah,…”
And they go on and on with more stuff intended to try and make us feel horribly guilty about (GASP) driving our vehicles.
Thing is, realistically, how many basically “normal” people have schedules that will “match” other riders so that they CAN carpool etc?
Mine depends on the semester:
M-F Potentially 1-4 classes per semester, some starting at 7am, and the latest one ending at 9PM.
That’s not including my “real” job, at which we all make our own hours, so, what “carpool team” is going to also sometimes show up at 730 and sometimes at 10am, and sometimes not at all, having decided to work from home, or having gotten shipped off on a 2 week project in some remote area?
Look public service people. Shut up. If a person is in a vehicle by him or herself, he/she likely has a good reason for it. Either that, Or else get some decent public transportation available.