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16 Things Only People Who Carpooled As A Kid Will Remember

Let the battle for the front seat begin...

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1. Calling "Shotgun!" for the front seat even though you were farthest from the door was pure savagery.

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2. Because the front seat meant having full reign over the music...

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3. ...but it also meant you were poked endlessly by those in the back seat without knowing who did it.

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4. The coolest parents always had the best snacks...

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5. ...or they were easily guilted into buying fast food for everyone.

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6. You got the silent treatment if you were the late kid that held everyone else up...

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7. ...or you got assigned the middle seat as punishment.

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8. As you got older, you honed your craft of knowing when and how much to gossip in front of parents or siblings.

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9. And you knew stuff was going down when there was absolute silence in the car.

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10. You were shook the first time you saw other parents in their pajamas in the mornings.

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11. You played endless games of "I Spy," like looking for license plates from different states.

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12. Or you just waved crazily at other drivers to see who would wave back.

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13. You had a carpool name or group chant that bonded you with the other kids.

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14. And if a cool older sibling drove you instead of a parent, you were officially the hottest ride on the block.

15. Even though sharing a ride with loud, smelly kids was never the easiest...

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16. ...there were still plenty of good times to remember.

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