Being a passenger isn't always a stress-free experience, as some callers have attested.
Passengers are put through a lot when travelling with fussy or difficult drivers.
Presenter Eusebius McKaiser asked listeners to open up about their pet peeves when riding shotgun or in the back seat.
Also read: 10 things callers can't travel without
Here are some of the most annoying habits as experienced by passengers:
1. when the driver asks you to find coins for their parking ticket
a) Why am I holding/keeping the parking ticket just because I am in the passenger seat?— Nonjabulo Mabaso (@Njabu_MM) February 22, 2018
b) If I’m sitting in front in a taxi, how and WHY is it automatically my job to count lemali?
2. when drivers force passengers to answer their calls and reply to their messages
When the driver's phone rings, we have to be quiet and the volume of the radio is decreased. No such when mine rings.— Hansy Ntseke (@HNtseke) February 22, 2018
3. when drivers make you hold their food
Haau Eusebius! But if we don't give you those tasks what will your role be in the car? It's called division of labour.— #thumamina (@zangazulugirl) February 22, 2018
4. when the driver thinks he's in a 'Fast and Furious' film
When the driver speeds and puts my life in danger!— Kara Timperley (@KTimps) February 22, 2018
5. when you're asked to fix the side view mirror with serious precision
@Eusebius Hate it! when your a passenger & your asked to kindly ajust the side view mirror (in older cars) by pushing it forward until the driver tells you to stop.— ernest sefolo (@ernestsefolo) February 22, 2018
6. when they take you along for their own errands before dropping you off
@Eusebius The most irritating thing about being a passenger is when you accompany the driver to all of her/his appointments only to arrive at your own destination a century later!— Koketso (@koketso_ildashm) February 22, 2018
7. when they dictate the music selection for the journey
AUX cable dictatorship on road trips, a total bore...."reply to my WhatsApp coz I am driving "— The Sage Of Africa (@Ben_Lewinsky) February 22, 2018
Take a listen to callers share their stories:
Here are some other thought on driver 'entitlement'
When the passenger doesn't PAY the passenger forfeits rights of privilege.— Mihlali Joja (@Mihlalij1978) February 22, 2018
My car. My coffee. My music. My rules. Count yourself privileged if you're allowed to park your behind in my passenger seat.— Shelley Smidt-Booys (@thedeal_is) February 22, 2018
I've lowered the music to "an acceptable" volume so your ears don't bleed. You're welcome.
Would I allow me to come to ur home and start rearranging ur furniture? It's my car my rules— Thabisile (@Thabisi02226527) February 22, 2018
If im driving and tts a long trip, don't u dare sleep next to me.— Tshawekazi Ruselo (@Vathiswar) February 22, 2018
Eusibius, then just walk. Passengers are a headache. Don't touch my radio, answer the phone, give me those coins...or walk kaloku— Tshawekazi Ruselo (@Vathiswar) February 22, 2018