Do you really base all of your friendships on whether or not someone does what they want in their car while they drive so you don't have to?
Driving has little to do with it (and personally, I like to drive, so it's not like someone's doing me some awesome favor by driving). It's more about whether they respect my opinion and want me to feel comfortable and safe. My best friend likes to play crap like Quiet Riot at 90 decibels and sing along. It's a little annoying, but I've never said a word in complaint because it doesn't affect my safety and she pays attention to her driving.
I also don't get why, when someone has other people in the car, they'd need to text someone else to keep themselves entertained. Why not just talk to the people in the car? Seems pretty weird to me.
I kicked some texting bitches mirror off last summer after she almost ran me over on my bike. I ride 90% of the year and I don't take kindly to it.
"We" as in my friends also find it fun to ride up on talkers and texters in groups and politely yell at them to put there phone away. We know and are completley aware that its harassment and have no intention of hurting anyone But its funny how fast someone will end thier convo when there is a group of ugly, bearded chopper riders staring at them.
be careful, i know riders who have been arrested for pretty much the same thing.
This entire "texting while driving " argument is inane. The OP is complaining when, if he doesn't like it, he should've driven himself. Simple as that. For someone who got to sit in a back seat and put his feet up while someone else carted his ass back and forth, he has NO room to complain.
In terms of texting and driving, there's a time and a place. It doesn't ALWAYS have to be dangerous nor is it ALWAYS safe.
Unless his life or personal safety on the line. Seriously, this is the winter, roads suck and conditions vary, you hit a patch of ice or snow and start sliding your reaction time is going to be fucked you are staring down at your phone with your mind off the road.
A phenomenon I have noticed with all drivers, but much more present in women, is that if the person knows how to drive a manual, they are usually a good driver. It must have something to do with being in-tune with the car and all of it's components... or bad drivers just suck too much at driving to comprehend how to drive a manual.
Case in point, I went on a date with a girl (mid-20s) in my pervious car (5-speed manual) and she asked me how I could drive a manual, because it's so complicated. I said "It's really pretty simple, you start out in first gear, and as your revs build up you switch through the gears. An automatic works the exactly same way, except the car does the shifting for you". She replied with something along the lines of "Oh wow, I always wondered why when I push the gas pedal, the car would make a lot of noise, then get quite, and then make more noise again".
Needless to say that was the last date, I went on with this girl. And although I never saw her drive, I would bet money she is terrible at it.
HAHAHA that would be tha last date I would go on as well. Bitch, you are just too stupid to be near me, i might catch it.
If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.
My best friend likes to play crap like Quiet Riot at 90 decibels and sing along. It's a little annoying, but I've never said a word in complaint because it doesn't affect my safety and she pays attention to her driving.