So this afternoon, Mrs. R and I had a discussion about control of the heater when traveling together in a car. I told her that it was perfectly obvious that when you’re in a yellow car, the passenger has the right to adjust the heater controls; and that when traveling in a red car, the driver has sole authority over the heater.
I also told her that when in a red car, requests for heater adjustment by the passenger should be prefixed with “Oh mighty one, your humble supplicant requests that…”
(Coincidentally, her car happens to be yellow. And mine, strangely, is painted red.)
She told me that I was, to use a colloquialism, “full of it”. Although we hammered out a solution after that, I told her that I’d be taking the issue to the arbiters of proper behavior here at the Dope.
So here’s my poll; please respond as your upbringing dictates:
Rocketeer is correct in every aspect (and an awesome dude, to boot).
The driver, regardless of car color, should have sole authority over the heater. The passenger should not adjust the heater controls without first asking permission.
The driver, regardless of car color, should have sole authority over the heater. The passenger should not adjust the heater controls without first asking permission, AND that request should be prefaced with a statement recognizing the driver’s total awesomeness and humbly begging his/her indulgence.
Rocketeer is some kind of dinosaur and a fascist, and it’s perfectly okay for the passenger to tweak the heater controls without asking permission.