I came up with an absolutely genius business idea. I’m not sure if this is something that exists already somewhere, but if you have heard of anything similar, please let me know as I would be so curious about how all the details would work.
As many of you may know if you have been keeping up with my blog recently, I am currently on a trip to San Francisco. During my time here, I have been riding many different trains to many different places, but every train usually feels the same – quiet, and no fun whatsoever. Everyone who is sitting there is bored out of their minds and the majority are on their way to work or wherever and therefore don’t have any company or anyone to talk to. I know we have all experienced this, and I got to thinking – what if there was a way to make the ride more fun, especially for people who commute on a regular basis? The answer I came up with is this:
Genius, right? I’m not quite sure how it would work – perhaps individuals could sign up for an online profile and would input their commuting schedule (ie. what buses/trains they ride at what times) and people could be matched up that way. They set up where to meet and wear some sort of identifier, such as a name badge or a specific colour of scarf, perhaps? The possibilities are endless! The website could also list how many people are on the train before and the train after a participant’s route, so they could change things up as they saw fit.
I really think this idea could work for a few reasons:
1) Like I said earlier, everyone is bored on a train/bus/etc. At the very least this would mean having company on an otherwise boring ride.
2) This date has a solid ending, and both parties can choose to meet up again if they hit it off well. Sometimes dinner can be too long for a first date, especially if it is going badly.
3) In today’s busy world, this would be an easy way to meet new people, and even if you don’t find someone you want to date, you might find a new buddy to commute to work with – which is a win in itself.
What do you think? Does anything like this already exist somewhere in the world? I’d love to hear about it.