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The Ride

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The Ride

When someone else is at the wheel,
There’s not much you can say
‘Cause no one likes a back-seat driver
Getting in the way.

A passenger cannot control
The route or time or speed
And so restraint and patience
Are the virtues that you’ll need.

You may be in a bus or cab
Or van or car or train
Or anyplace where someone is
In charge of the terrain.

If you are not the captain,
Keep your censuring inside;
Just take a breath, sit back, relax
And tolerate the ride.

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 3:44:00 PM
    You know that bar they have on some vehicles right where the glove box is? They call that the Jesus bar. :) So hang on. :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Makes me not sad at all. Great advice! My mother never said anything but she'd hold onto the glove compartment.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 12:47:00 PM
    Yes, great advice, Ilene! I wish I could be better about it. That's why I always drive! :)) Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Very nicely done and good advice. I find it easy to do when I am in a public conveyance or in someone else's vehicle...but very difficult if I am a passenger in my own car while someone else is driving!