We love this story from one car-sharing Dad:
We car-sharers don't just talk about the weather and whose sequins sparkled on Strictly. But a shared journey represents an opportunity to pool knowledge as well as fuel bills, because the person in your passenger seat may prove to be expert on the most arcane of subjects.
My daughter had asked for help with her physics homework. "Dad, why does a neutron turn into a proton during beta radiation?"
"Well, it's pretty straightforward… but it's getting late. We'll go over it tomorrow night, I promise." After she'd gone to bed, I scratted through some old books but there was precious little on why.
Luckily, there are no fewer than five nuclear engineers in my carpool so I put it to the brains trust in the morning. That night, I sounded perilously like I knew what I was talking about. And, just for a second, was that a flicker of respect in the teen's eyes? That had to be worth something, on top of the fuel savings…
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