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Catching a Ride With Strangers

As I write this today I am sitting in the back seat of a car on my way to meetings in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. I am riding with three people whom I had never met until they picked me up in the school parking lot after work. We tell our children not to accept rides with strangers, and yet here I am, not a bit worried!

The thing that makes this different from hitch-hiking, or looking for a ride through Kijiji is that we have a passion in common and connections through the organization and various friends. The shared interest is justice, the organization is Kairos Canada, and as we drive along chatting the number of shared aquaintences continue increases.

When four people are all planning to travel four hours by car to go to the same place, it makes economic sense, environmental sense and social sense to car pool. You can learn so much about people in four hours together in a car. It is awesome, give it a try!