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    The 9 Unwritten But Sacred Rules Of Bay Area Casual Carpool

    In a utopian future, these would be 100% legally binding.

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    1. Public radio ONLY.

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    Unless all present parties have formally agreed to blast Kesha.

    2. Always offer your driver a dollar for the toll.

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    Or $2 if you're going from San Francisco back to the East Bay.

    3. Speak only when spoken to.

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    The driver initiates any necessary conversation.

    4. Three people per car, unless the driver explicitly agrees to four.

    5. NO eating.

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    Assume the driver doesn't want his or her seats covered with greasy burrito filling.

    6. WEAR A SEATBELT.

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    Also a rule for life in general!

    7. Don't jump the line.

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    The "first come, first serve" policy is simple and finite. No cuts!

    8. ...But feel free to decline a ride.

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    (If the person seems super sketch.)

    9. Keep your thirst to yourself.

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    If there's a hottie in your carpool, consider that maybe they don't want to be hit on on their way to work. (On the other hand, if you're in a succesful casual carpool-originating relationship, let us know!)

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