Q: When one of the members of my office car pool isn’t behind the wheel, she’s drinking coffee and eating muffins, making a mess, and loudly complaining that she doesn’t like the music on the radio. How do we deal with Ms. Irritating?
A: It would have been preferable to draw up some rules of the road when the car pool was created, but it’s not too late to have a group chat now. The agenda: coming up with a list of do’s and don’ts. For instance, in many car pools the person who drives gets to choose the music. As for food and drink, you might decide to vote “no” to food and uncovered hot drinks. In any case, set some clear rules, then give your offending passenger a chance to changer her ways.