It’s hard to be a good passenger. You’re not in control. What happens next is totally up to someone else and it’s your job to seem not only relaxed, but happie about that. Trust is an important component in this relationship… that or an inabilitie to care… luckilie I have both.
As the passenger your supposed to trust that the driver knows how to drive. This means not screaming things like, “We’re all going to die,” or, “Brake lights! Brake lights!” But at the same time you should also be able to inform the driver if they’re currently or about to screw up. “Do you see that red light,” or, “Aren’t we supposed to turn there?”
A good passenger should also be useful, capable of navigating, holding beverages, and providing entertainment… simultaneously. This is important and difficult. You may under no circumstances reach for a beverage if it means neglecting your navigational duties. You may not be entertaining if this means spilling a beverage or missing a turn. This is the most difficult portion of the job and the one most often screwed up…
Sometimes I pass… sometimes I fail. I’d like to think I was a good passenger today. Forward, ho!