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Why is it that the passengers always want to impute on your driving skills

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  1. Cpol

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    last week I invited a friend to go fishing and through out the whole ride.. all I got was back seat driver discussion on “don’t go through there, slow down . Don’t take that trail”
     
  2. Graeman

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    Because they are scardity cats. They are bored and always better drivers than the real driver. lol
     
  3. Jedi

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    Sounds like you learned a valuable lesson who not to invite in the future...
     
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  4. Jku Ben

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    Sounds like my wife ha ha but I will still take her on every trip as my co pilot.
     
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  5. Jim SoG

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    Duct tape or small ball peen hammer......Wake/untape at destination......


    LOL!
     
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  6. MazeVX

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    I know that problem that's why I usually don't take people with me ...
    My girl is so confident that she often falls asleep and I need to wake her up when I need a spotter... No she's not bored
     
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  7. James Deaton

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    If you ignore them for a bit they may just stop providing input... Of course that could take years...
     
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    Get new friends
     
  9. Horse Soldier

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    This does work without any physical harm coming to the troublesome occupant in the vehicle, stop the first store of any type from a gas station to home depot/feed and seed store and give them $20.00 and tell the you this 1 item and send them in to the store. Alright once they are inside the store (with there cell phone so they can call a loved one) send them a text that they can pick up there stuff when you get back. O and they can keep the change. You friendship might be over but your sanity will be intact. ROLL TIDE!!
     
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    I am reminded of Andrew St. Pierre White's solution to a horrible tag-along/guide [link].
     
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  11. BikeHauler

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    Best thing I've done is let my copilot drive through sections of trail we run. She didn't really want to but did it with flying colors. She never complained to begin with, but that was just her learning to trust my judgement and enjoying the ride. The kiddos are a different story. I just tell them to hush up and hang on :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  12. Graeman

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    That was such a great terrible story. I would have left on the 2nd day.
     
  13. Rexplorer

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    If my passanger is cant read a map or work a radio, offer some helpful advice, they better be able to be civil or get their own truck.
     
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    Truck comes to a complete stop..... "My truck, the wheel and gas pedal are in front of me. You can shoosh, or, you can walk....."
     
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  15. MOAK

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    Hmmmm,, I’ve never ever had that happen.. I don’t keep such people around me. My friends, all three of them, just wouldn’t dream of being buttholes. And my very best friend trusts me completely, however, she has asked me to stay a little further away from the edge..
     
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    The folks that ride with me and that I ride with all trust each others judgement. A casual comment about drifting one way or the other is just a friendly warning that one of us saw something in the trail the driver might not have. "You might want to ease driver" or something similar.

    We're all along for the ride so a side trail or some road we don't know is just another adventure.

    My definition of "friends" seems to be a bit more concise than a lot of people's though. That means I'm probably a bit more isolated in everyday life than most. It kind of sounds like the folks you are around don't share your taste for adventure. Not that they aren't good friends, just that they aren't quite "like minded" enough to join in on all your adventures.
     
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  17. Blackmtnram

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    Oh man! I think this is a deal every man deals with. My old lady is the worst at side seat driving! Funny this post is here. Had a big convo about this the other day!! Huge pet peeve If you wanna drive then do it when you are actually driving because otherwise. No soup for you!!
     
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