Author Topic: Sharing a ride to save the money  (Read 2034 times)

MgoSam

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Sharing a ride to save the money
« on: October 28, 2013, 08:26:50 PM »
I have a coworker that I found out lived a mile away from me. Currently I live 18 miles away from work and it is cold out and he has offered to pick me up and drop me off. I am directly on his way and he said he doesn't mind because he likes the company, and doesn't want me to drive (prefers his car) and refuses gas money.

I like this arrangement, based on gas alone that saves me $5 per day. I have offered to buy him lunch but he normally brings his own in. Should I try to compensate him? I was thinking of getting him a gift certificate to a place he likes.

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Re: Sharing a ride to save the money
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 08:35:41 PM »
If he refuses the gas money, I think a nice gesture now and again like a gift certificate certainly can't go wrong.  Very nice arrangement, and I'm sure your coworker feels appreciated as it definitely sounds like you're a considerate carpool-mate.

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Re: Sharing a ride to save the money
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 08:40:41 PM »
Yeah something would be nice. It might not be best to force money on him, but cookies or homebrew or something would be cool

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Re: Sharing a ride to save the money
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 08:48:52 PM »
I had an arrangement like that for a while where the person refused any money and gave me rides almost every day.  I felt like I was mooching off of them, so when I found out we shared the same taste in music I would occasionally burn a cool CD for her. She loved it!

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Re: Sharing a ride to save the money
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 08:47:24 AM »
He doesn't drink otherwise I would offer him some homebrew (once I have another batch ready). There is a local restaurant that he raves about, I am going to see if they have gift certificates available.