Monday, 30 September 2019

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The Carpooling Math



Mary Ann is an overly involved soccer mom. Her elder son Ryan, is fourteen years old and is a baseball player. Her younger son Matt is eight and plays football. Mary Ann spends a major chunk of her time driving her kids to games, practices, other classes and even for their socializing. Mary Ann’s schedule revolves around her sons’. She had to give up her job, now manages as a freelance blogger, carrying her laptop, and writing where ever she finds a place to sit, under a tree during field practice, on a bench in the park waiting up for the friend’s birthday party and so on. She spends all of her time running around with kids and while at home, home chores keep her occupied. Mary Ann virtually has no time for herself. None, until now.

Ryan’s baseball team recently joined InstaTeam. While the coach Brown introduced the concept of how communication and coordination would work on the InstaTeam app, he really insisted parents form a carpooling team and get started. Coach Brown also offered help in organizing a meeting of the parents interested in carpooling, so that parents could get familiarized with other parents, and it would also take the initial inhibitions away. Eventually, they formed a team on InstaTeam carpool and created a carpooling schedule. Mary Ann had to drive Ryan and his teammates just once a week.

This was an instant relief. Mary Ann could sit in her comfortable home and write while sipping coffee. It felt so good that Mary Ann proposed the idea of InstaTeam and carpooling to her younger son Matt’s coach also. It took some time and persuasion, but once that worked out, Mary Ann saw herself spending some quality time with her work and herself.

Just to get an idea of how much time she was saving on average in a week:

Ryan’s baseball practice: 300 minutes per week, 4 kids pool, 150 minutes for Mary Ann once in two weeks
Ryan’s weekend game: 90 minutes per week, 4 kids pool, 90 minutes for Mary Ann once every four weeks
Ryan’s robotics class: 60 minutes per week, 3 kids pool, 60 minutes for Mary Ann once in three weeks
Matt’s football practice: 300 minutes per week, 3 kids pool, 150 minutes for Mary Ann twice in two weeks
Matt’s weekend game: 90 minutes per week, 3 kids pool, 90 minutes for Mary Ann once in every three weeks
Matt’s karate class: 45 minutes per week, 3 kids pool, 45 minutes for Mary Ann every three weeks

Effectively Mary Ann was spending 15 hours 15 minutes driving kids as compared to 59 hours on a per month basis spent earlier. The time she saved on an average was over 44 hours every month which is almost equal to getting a whole week extra in a month. This is a lot of time saved.

Now that you know the math and economy of time, carpooling is the way to go. Download InstaTeam now and get started with carpooling.




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