As Jean-Paul Sartre famously said, “hell is being stuck with these jerks in the passenger seat.” Or something like that.
If you’re going to shout “oh my god!” please do it for a good reason, not for a crazy text you received or for a pedestrian crossing the street 100 yards away.
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Do whatever the hell you want with your car, but if you’re in my car, clean up after yourself. You wouldn’t just leave your trash everywhere in my home, would you?
Don’t carry around illegal contraband if you’re in someone else’s car, especially if you fail to tell the driver. Nobody wants to be an unwitting smuggler.
A lot of commenters around here don’t like when passengers control the radio at all. I don’t think that’s a problem, as long as they play cool music.
There’s a subtle art to being a good car DJ and when it’s done right, it’s amazing. When it’s done wrong, though, there’s nothing worse.
Here’s an example: if you’re taking a drive through the countryside on a crisp-autumn morning, Dubstep is not the right choice.
If you’re giving someone directions while they drive, maybe tell them what to need do before they need to do it, not after. “Oh sorry. You should have taken a left there.”
Stop yelling! Unless you’re riding in an incredibly loud car, there’s no reason to yell. Maybe, just maybe, the driver is trying to concentrate on, you know, driving and you’re yelling is a bit distracting.
Even worse if you’ve got multiple loud passengers.
There’s no excuse to be a stinky passenger: put your shoes back on, stop smoking, control your farts, and buy some damn deodorant.
Unless the driver asks for criticism, don’t criticize.
Yeah this is gross, but more importantly this is incredibly dangerous. You know what happens when you get in a crash and the airbags go off with your feet of the dash? You don’t have feet anymore.
Don’t ever do this.
If you’re a passenger in my car, you’re wearing a seatbelt, otherwise you’re walking. There is literally no reason to not wear a seatbelt, and you’re a complete idiot if you don’t.
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