"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it" -- Edgar Watson Howe

How to be Smarter: Have you ever heard your boss complain? Maybe not. Have you ever heard your boss's boss complain? Probably not. What about the CEO of your company? Definitely not. The farther up the chain of command you go, the less you hear complaining because it's the people with the best attitudes that rise to the top. If you want to be at the top of the chain someday, you won't get there by complaining. How to be Prettier: I have professed my love for Bandolino shoes before; they are a great blend of affordability, walk-ability, and style. These are a nice mixture of work-appropriate feminine comfort, and they come in a huge variety of colors (I like the brown/dark brown, wine, and black suede).

How to be (less) Awkward: In general, the boyfriend or girlfriend of the driver gets the front seat on long drives; the exception would be if venturing into unfamiliar territory, and another passenger knows the route or area better.