The 3 Common Types of Drivers You Meet When Carpooling.

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If you carpool regularly, you know there are tons of people you can meet. We’re not talking just about quantity but the types of peeps you encounter.

Carpooling is a good way to expand your social circle. No harm getting to know a new friend or two, right?

Well, having experienced carpooling for over more than a year, these are the 3 common types of drivers I meet. Allow me to share my observations.

1. The Chatterbox

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A bright smile greets you. Even before buckling your seatbelt, Chatterbox asks you about your day, your life, the food you ate last weekend and… you get what I mean. Before you know it, the trip has ended but the conversation has not.

Possible reactions:

  • You wish the trip could go on for a little bit longer.
  • You can’t wait to get out of the car and thank God for peace is restored.

2. The Solemn

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Right opposite the spectrum, meet Solemn. A faint smile is almost all that you get from the ride. Apart from the awkward “hello” at the start of the trip, the radio is the only noise you hear throughout the journey. Oh, not forgetting the “see you” at the end.

Possible reactions:

  • Very glad you could rest without the need to open your mouth.
  • Almost died because you can’t deal with silence.

3. The In-Between

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This is what you get when you combine Chatterbox and Solemn. Usually, the journey starts off with conversations going back and forth. After 5 minutes, like a rollercoaster which have gone through its twist and turns, you find your lips tightly sealed. The conversation has ended.

Possible reactions:

  • Thankful to have some quiet time.
  • Desperately trying to find new topics to keep up with the chat.

So how accurate were the above and which type of drivers have you chanced upon?

On the other hand, if you’re driver, do you associate yourself with any of the above?

Have not tried carpooling? Shame on you. Go download the RYDE app and be part of the sharing economy today! ;)