Confessions of a Front Seat Driver

By Mark Simpson Some people are more proactive passengers than others. Hyacinth Bucket in the classic sit-com Keeping Up Appearances takes what we might call a ‘hands on’ approach to being driven. ‘Mind the sheep, dear!’ ‘They’re in the FIELD!’ ‘Richard, I don’t appreciate your tone.’ ‘Minding the sheep.’ We all laugh at the snobbish battle axe’s incessant and insistent backseat driving. Not least because it is meant to be horribly symbolic of her marriage to Richard. He may sit in the driver’s seat, but […]