Carpooling. It’s not only good for the environment, it’s also good for the wallets of the people taking part. And depending on if your coworkers have their own vehicles or not, for some people, it’s entirely necessary.
Most times you see people carpooling, you’ll have maybe 4 or 5 people in the vehicle. Most drivers won’t cram more people into their cars than they have seatbelts for… But there are exceptions to every rule, and this crew of Russian workers is just about the best example of the exception to this rule.
I thought something seemed of when I first saw the car pull up, but it wasn’t until the 7th or 8th person got out that I started to really wonder how the hell they managed to all get in there. 17 of them in total. Try fitting 17 people into a minivan, let alone a Volga 3102 (thanks Reddit comments for telling me what kind of car it is!)
For those curious about the commentary, thankfully someone posted a little translation in the Reddit comments.
Oh our brigade from Bashki is coming for work. Say are they coming on one car? Didn’t they say there would be a lot of cars? It seems to me there are only four people in the car, how are they going to work? I don’t know I don’t know. Hello gentleman, now we’ll see. Apparently there is a crowd. Well they’re coming out, we’ll soon see. Hello, hello. Two, three, four, hello hello. How did you get here? No traffic? All good? Overweight, no? How many of you are there? seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen. Now what, lets go to the wagons.
Something tells me these guys listened to this song while they were all piling into that car:
Coincidentally, the Tetris theme song is actually a Russian folk song called Korobeiniki, so it all really makes sense.
It sure does make me think of that classic Adult Swim show, Too Many Cooks.
And wouldn’t you know it? The song actually fits pretty perfectly with the visuals from the original video:
I can’t help but feel for the suspension of that car… It sure was under quite a load. Check it out:
These guys aren’t the only ones who know how to cram themselves into a vehicle. This classic video of somewhere around 20 people jumping out of a single van seems to have been taken somewhere in the southern United States, where illegal border jumping from Mexico is a common occurrence.
But of course, minivans are designed to haul lots of people and cargo, so it’s not a huge surprise to me when a whole bunch of people cram into a minivan.
What IS really impressive to me is watching these 10 soldiers pile into an already-occupied porta-potty.
Now I certainly have very little interest in being that close to ANYONE, but even if I wanted to carpool like that, I don’t know if I’d be able to. I mean, my VW Golf is pretty big inside, but I don’t think it’s “cram 17 people all in here at once” big. So I guess I’ll just stick to regular carpooling, thanks.