A Discourse On Trials In A Carpool
About the Book
This book describes the incredible, but nonetheless real life events of a carpool participant for fifteen years. It is satirical and entertaining, with reflections on the history of shared transportation (going back to Medieval and Roman times). Many reasons are discussed in detail for considering whether or not to be a team player in a carpool. The reader can have fun with the Figuring Amenability to Carpool Teams (FACT) equation to calculate if you would mesh well with any given carpool.
The main villain of the book is Jan Carson, whose primary avocation in life was to aggravate people and psychologically destroy them during the day after day confines of a carpool. Other carpool members had eccentricities which, together with Jan, made life a trial. Read about these true life characters and then consider your transportation environment, fortunate or unfortunate. Learn to deal with it as the author finally did.
The budding psychologist might find this work interesting to see how adults can sometimes be so utterly infantile.
About the Author
The author is a retired industrial scientist who worked at
various locations for a large U.S.
corporation for almost 40 years.
His career was very satisfying in
terms of products developed and
challenging assignments. His
fondest memories are those of fine
people he worked with including
peers, customers, even some in management and,
occasionally, some in the carpool. Much of his carpool
life was a trial which he does not care to repeat.
His happy retirement entails home projects,
gardening, traveling, playing with his Labrador
Retriever, visits with children and grandchildren, reading,
photography, tennis, exercising, and attempting his hand
at writing. His wife is a key element to his existence.