Commuting a Bit Smarter Lately

Of course I had no idea what Mitch was talking about at first. Of course when you say sidecar I think about motorcycles and those guys who race on those crazy things, with the guy one the outrigger contraption throwing his weight around in the curves so that the bike is able to take corners better. What he was talking about was an app for his Samsung Galaxy S3, although I guess it might work on other phones and other operating systems as well. This thing is a ride sharing app. He was talking about using it when he was drunk on New Year’s eve. Of course he was looking to get home at some like 3 AM after he had gotten stranded by some other guys. Apparently he had been trying to get next to some girl, but she had ditched him after telling him that she had to go to the restroom or something. He apparently got his butt home, which is a good trick considering where he had to go and what time it was.

Most of the time what would happen is that you would have a commuter alone in his car and he would be trying to get a free pass into the car pool lane. So you would get in touch with some person along your way who needed to go more or less to the same place that you were going to. It is going to be difficult to match up people with the same general needs of course and who knows if might not end up meeting an axe murderer or some such person. Worse you could end up with a Jehovah’s Witness or something of that sort. Apparently that is one of the stories associated with the idea, you get a ride and then they try to convert you.