Research shows car-sharing is being hampered by more than a simple desire for nose-picking privacy.
Dr Rachel Guest recently published her study on male aversion to car-sharing.
To save you the bother of reading all 323 pages, we have adopted government practice by cherry-picking from ‘Appendix (ii) Respondents’ comments’ and pasting them here:
“I pretend to visit the HR department every Friday afternoon, but actually go home early at 3.30.”
“For some reason, my colleagues think I live in a trendy loft-apartment in Dunstable. I live with my parents in their Harold retirement bungalow. Although I do live in their loft, funnily enough.”
“I like to work late and go kerb crawling on my way home.”
“I am the elephant man and none of my colleagues’ cars has a sunroof.”
“After eight hours in an open-plan office, I use the drive home to catch up on my farting.”
“Other people don’t like me. But they’ll learn to. Oh yes.”
Dr Guest says further qualitative research is necessary, adding “It’s important that the current research is not quoted out of context, otherwise it’s like a joke with no punchline.”