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Micro-Poem (No.11) The Backseat Driver

Updated on October 31, 2016
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John values the use of humour and enjoys writing and reading limericks and jokes. He is a fan of Monty Python, Mr Bean, Black Books etc.

Backseat driving can actually be dangerous

My wife always knits or crochets in the car as we are driving. She rarely looks up but this doesn't stop her giving me driving advice and telling me what I'm doing wrong...lol. this poem is a slight exaggeration...but only slight.

Backseat driving can actually be dangerous. It can distract the driver as well as making them anxious, nervous and unsure. Trying to drive to please your passenger suppresses your natural instincts and can actually increase the risk of accidents.

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The Backseat Driver

"Straighten up the car

You've parked crooked again.

I won't be able to open the door

Without scratching the car next door.

Slow down gradually before the corner,

And don't brake so suddenly.

Wake up!

You almost ran off the road.

You're crossing the centre line again,

We almost hit that car."


"For God's sake Darling,

Give me a break.

We haven't even

Left our garage yet."

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      Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      LOL Jodah. Could this be considered advance notice (like a checklist) before getting on the road? I'm not taking up for her, mind you, but as a woman, gotta protect our species. Very cute.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Ha ha ha love it Jodah; very clever and looking forward to many more.

      Eddy.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      What would you do without us? lol ^

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha Mary, maybe that's what it is...lol. thanks.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Eddy, glad I made you laugh.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Be very bored Jackie...lol.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Funny and awesome. Jamie

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Jamie, always appreciate your comments and vote up.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      LOL this is so true i guess most women are like that he he he don't hate appreciate lol. Love the poem :)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for visiting Ladyfiddler, glad you enjoyed it. Oh No I don't hate, you care about our safety. I know.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So funny, but also true to life, if a little exaggerated. Love it.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Blossom, yes a little.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      LOL, were you riding along with my husband and I! hehehe so true, and I love just the tad bit of exaggeration. You are very clever indeed!

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and have a great weekend with safe driving, Faith Reaper

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Faith, for reading and your vote up and share. I knew people would be able to relate to this but expected most positive comments to come from the male hubbers...lol. It is good when we can all laugh at ourselves and enjoy humour for what it is. Glad you enjoyed the journey. Hugs.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      crazy side seat driver!!!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes Frank, that is the case, rather than back seat but that's the recognised term. Thanks for visiting.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Ha Ha ha this was funny. Loved reading it.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Nadine. Glad to give you a laugh.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Oh, that's good. I'm going to show this one to my husband. He drives like you apparently do, Jodah. Voted up, funny, and sharing. I love the micropoems.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha Flourish, yes please show him. I'm sure he'll enjoy it. I can't show my wife though...lol. Glad you enjoy these. Thank you.

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hahaha...very funny. I know people like this. You're right--not a lot of exaggeration.

      Voted up & funny.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for reading Lizzy, glad you found a laugh in there.

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      tlmntim9 3 years ago

      Ha Ha

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      We call them back-seat drivers here! Not restricted to us, the fairer sex, though! Great poem which brought a smile to my face. Ann

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      thank you Ann, yes back seat drivers here too, can be men also, right.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Lol! I just love your "micro poems," and this was no exception. It's so cold here today, but this delight just warms the heart.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Oh Genna, I appreciate such a 'warm' comment. Thank you for reading, and I hope the coming days are not so cold there. So glad you like these micro_poems of mine.

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      That is so funny and delightful. Mr. B would probably say that it describes me when I ride with him. He lost the sight in his right eye about 30 years ago, and he is an unholy terror on the road. We always take my Prius and I drive unless we are hauling something in his truck or, for some reason, I'm unable to drive. The five months I was in a cast or a boot with my broken leg were the longest months of my life.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha poor Mr. B. This pretty well describes my wife and I too (but don't tell her I said it). Thanks for reading and glad it gave you a laugh.

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