Admit it; the title of this blog post piqued your interest, and you wanted to find out why I wrote about such a topic! Most people don’t mind taking passengers in their cars with them. But for others, the thought of having to interact with people as they drive can be difficult to deal with.
Some folks might consider this to be anti-social. Well, yes it probably is! The truth is; some drivers prefer the peace and serenity of travelling alone in their cars. Heck, you paid for your car; you can decide who can and cannot sit inside it, right?
If you’re fed up of taking people for a ride (in a literal sense, of course) today’s blog post is for you! Here are some weird and wonderful ways to making travelling with you in your car an unattractive proposition!
Just say no
If people ask for a lift with you when you set off somewhere, just tell them no. The sad truth is that there are a lot of freeloaders in this life. Many of them will be happy to get free lifts to their destinations so that they don’t have to take the bus.
People might think you’re being anti-social by telling them no. Don’t feel you have to give them a reason why you say no, and you shouldn’t feel guilty for saying no either! They don’t own your car, nor do they pay for its expenses.
Treat your interior like a trash can
One thing that puts people off travelling in a car is when they have to sit in a pile of trash. One look at your car’s interior and they will think twice about asking you for a ride downtown!
A positive thing is that you don’t have to worry about where you dispose of your litter after you’ve finished eating your Big Mac meal! Just chuck your trash on the passenger seat or in the back of your car.
The only downside to this approach is that your car will soon smell bad. But that’s why you’ve got windows, right? Just open them up to breathe in some fresh air!
Sell your car
I know this sounds a bit extreme. If you don’t drive much, you may as well sell your car and spend the cash on something cool like a vacation in Europe or something! My buddy did just that a few months ago.
We both live in Missouri. All he did at the time was head down to an auto dealer in St. Louis and sell his car to them the same day. By the end of the week, he was getting on a flight to London!
“Break” your door locks
If any would-be passengers can’t get in your car, they won’t bother asking for a lift. Most cars have remote central door locking as standard. You press the button on your key fob once to unlock the driver’s door, and twice to unlock the other doors too.
You could just “forget” to press that button twice and tell them your central locking system is broken.