So I've got this great carpool situation.
I drive to work and I take my good friend who lives down the block with me.
Although we don't work for the same company we live and work so close together that sharing a commute is a breeze.
All the way there we joke around and talk about more serious matters in our lives and in the world. We mess with the radio, and make fun of JM in the AM.
She subjects me to her bad taste in music: Disco, oldies, Shiny Shoe, and club style dance music
and I subject her to mine: Power-pop, indie/alt rock, folk, punk and the 80's greatest hits.
On the way home we complain about the day's work, our jerky bosses, the stress, the idiots in the office and how we wish we were home with our kids. By the time we arrive at our doors we are relaxed, refreshed and unwound. In fact we both refer to our commute as "our social life."
Alas all good things must come to an end. A co-worker of my carpool buddy found out about our little "arrangement" and wants in. I've given her a ride a few times (I know her from our neighborhood) and she's certainly a nice person but its not going to be the same now.
My carpool buddy and I discussed it and we both agreed that we couldn't say no but we are both totally bummed.
Are we evil or just wimpy?
Maybe we are evil wimps.
Now THAT's depressing.