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Proper response in this situation (Allocation of front-seat with girlfriend driving)?

Poll Results: Is it common courtesy for my friend to offer the front seat to either of us for a portion of the trip or completely unnecessary?

 
  • 33% (1)
    Common courtesy
  • 66% (2)
    Completely unnecessary
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I went on a ski-trip with 2 friends and one of my friend’s girlfriends. The vehicle was an X3 and my friend’s girlfriend was driving for what was approximately 2.5 hrs each way. Because we were skiing we had to put down the right seat and my friend and I were sharing the left seat plus the middle seat. It was extremely tight and was very uncomfortable.

My friend in the front seat thinks that there is an unwritten rule that because his gf was driving that he should sit in the front seat the entire time.

I agree that generally speaking this would be the case, but given how uncomfortable the back seat was, it would have been common courtesy for him to offer to allow one of us to sit in the front for a portion of the drive.

Other pertinent facts:

-We are all tall ranging between 6’2” and 6’6”, the person in the front was the second tallest of the 3 of us.

-Both of us in the back are friends with the gf.

-The boyfriend and girlfriend have been going out less than 1 year, and see each other frequently.

Please let me know if you require any additional information in order to determine the proper etiquette in this situation.
post #2 of 9
A) you and the other friend got punked!1!
B you and the other friend got played for letting the gf tag along to what sounds like a guys trip.
post #3 of 9
Was the friend and girlfriend in question possibly Mark I and his girlfriend?
post #4 of 9
Pics of the girlfriend would help
post #5 of 9
If the go is hot, I'd understand where your friend' coming from. If she's ugly as a dog then best staying in the back
post #6 of 9
Trick question. The woman shouldn't be driving.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Trick question. The woman shouldn't be driving.

Thumbs up for the proper DT answer.
post #8 of 9
A more pertinent question, was your friend with the girlfriend courteous and when you guys spit roasted her he offered you first dibs on either the front or the back or was he selfish and took all the good parts for himself first?
post #9 of 9
Unless the skis were 200cm long, why didnt they just go down the center? confused.gif

This is how we would do it. Boots and duffel bags etc in the back, the skis on top of them and on top of the rear center seat. Some bungee cords tied to the rear seat-rests and the ski bindings to keep them from sliding in all directions.

Also, there is zero reason why the BF shouldn't ride shotgun with his girl driving unless he was significantly smaller than those jammed in the rear (heh).

Next time, do as I illustrated above or rent your own car and drive up yourself.
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