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

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by enjoiii, Feb 5, 2013.

Is it common courtesy for my friend to offer the front seat to either of us for a portion of the tr

  1. Common courtesy

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  2. Completely unnecessary

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  1. enjoiii

    enjoiii Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Was the friend and girlfriend in question possibly Mark I and his girlfriend?
     
  4. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Pics of the girlfriend would help
     
  5. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    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
     
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    js4design Senior member

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    Trick question. The woman shouldn't be driving.
     
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    Nil Senior member

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    Thumbs up for the proper DT answer.
     
  8. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    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?
     
  9. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Unless the skis were 200cm long, why didnt they just go down the center? :confused:

    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.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013

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