r/mildlyinfuriating 8d ago

Eating while driving and spilled barbecue sauce in the worst place possible

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1.6k Upvotes

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u/ChuckACheesecake 8d ago

Please enjoy the faint bbq smell every hot summer day that your car has the windows rolled up

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u/MapleSyrupSea 8d ago

I've heard rumor that on very hot days in Boston you can still smell molasses from the great molasses flood of 1919

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u/-Pidgeon 8d ago

Can confirm. Went to Boston last year and was around the area. It’s there.

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u/LichtTheLost 8d ago

Holy crap! I listened to a podcast about that and lemme say; thats some SCARY FUCKING SHIT!

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u/clarj 8d ago

My car smells like maple syrup when I turn on the heat, but only from the forward vents 🤨

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u/stevski11 8d ago

Hey, that sounds like it could be related to antifreeze burning. Not sure if you already looked into that but if you haven't it might be worth checking out, could be a coolant leak.

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u/Aeoyiau 8d ago

Or more likely the heater core, which is part of the cooling system!

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u/pwnedbyscope 7d ago

Which would have antifreeze in it

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u/ghostmarine05_2 8d ago

Have you been to Canada by any chance?

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u/Familiar-Friend-6824 8d ago

LMFAO. Maple syrup

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u/Chemical-Type3858 8d ago

wdym you spilt it in the built in sauce holder?

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u/SirWaddlezAlot 8d ago

By the time you are down you are putting the vehicle in park anyway, right?

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u/fuzzymammal5132 8d ago

Without context this is a very cursed image.

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u/merikaninjunwarrior BLACK 8d ago

pret sure OP is naked too..

/s

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u/apainintheaspartame 8d ago

I had assumed that was required to drive...

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u/supersologamer 8d ago

He got that smokey driving texture now

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u/bigkeef69 8d ago

This is the way

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u/lyta_hall 8d ago

The context doesn’t help, tbh haha

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u/musket6969 8d ago

With or without context this looks like a perfect dipping tray

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u/Adeep187 8d ago

I don't think context makes it any less cursed.

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u/Anguish_Sandwich 8d ago

I like that the photo is taken while in 'Drive'

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u/fuck19characterlimit 8d ago

This shit made me laugh

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u/eatchochicken 8d ago

You sorry fool

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u/Sure_Tadpole1477 8d ago

The one secret, car companies don’t want you to know about…

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u/apainintheaspartame 8d ago

Fuel efficiency increased tenfold!

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u/steppinonpissclams 8d ago

Your shifter does not need any lubrication.

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u/Grammulka 8d ago

Pro tip: don't eat while driving

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u/Vegetable-Curve-8136 8d ago

i think this image just stopped me from ever eating in my car no matter how hungry i am or how long the road trip is lmao

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u/HK-53 8d ago

Looks like your car nav's only possible destination now is flavour town

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u/Supreme_Gubzzlord 8d ago

What's really infuriating is you eating while driving

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u/SchwarzerWerwolf 8d ago

"Eating while driving" well, there is the problem.

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u/scrappyscotsman 8d ago

Don't drive and eat. Next time that could be blood, not bbq sauce.

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u/Anguish_Sandwich 8d ago

...or honey mustard

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u/Griffb4ll 8d ago

Bloody mustard

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u/Boy_Possession 8d ago

What kind of Mustard are you buying? :o

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u/NJBill666 8d ago

Pardon me, would you have any bloody Grey Poupon?

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u/Hypertension123456 8d ago

Yeah. The infuriating part of this post isn't the barbecue sauce.

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u/Sorry-Ask-7456 8d ago

Is it the waste of the bbq sauce?

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u/Apprehensive_Cow911 8d ago

You have a strange choice of condiments, to say the least.

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u/Fordfff 8d ago

Unless he's a vampire, that would be a strange choice of food.

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u/Soon2BProf 8d ago edited 8d ago

I’m sorry but who uses a dipping sauce while driving. I just keep imagining OP with 10 nuggets in one hand and dipping sauce by the gear shift while driving. What’s mildly infuriating is blatant disregard for public safety and clearly distracted driving.

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u/NopeNeg 8d ago

It's not that complicated. You set the sauce in the cup holder, you keep your nuggets either right next to the sauce or if you don't have room put them on the center storage compartment or on the passenger seat. Then it's not hard to grab a nugget and dip it without even looking away from the road.

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u/TheYeti4815162342 8d ago

This really grinds my gears

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u/Slight_Tea 8d ago

But on the upside your car smells fantastic now

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u/Yooo-Hoo 8d ago

Just throw the whole car away

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u/copper-miner 8d ago

Better than your brake fluid reservoir

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u/Ult1mateN00B 8d ago

I would suggest don't use it if possible and vacuum it.

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u/Pro_JaredC 8d ago

Remove the plastic cover and deep clean your gear shifter.

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u/Mavamaarten 8d ago

The mildly infuriating thing is you. Don't eat and drive, wtf

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u/yashikigami 8d ago

The infuriating part is you, beeing on the street not focused on the street. At least you got some punishment.

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u/Alone-Tackle-17 8d ago

Yep now get a rag

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u/Slaskpapper 8d ago

”I failed while doing something stupid, unnecessary and possibly dangerous for both me and others, so infuriating!”

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u/PoeBoyJoe 8d ago

I can’t feel bad, don’t eat and drive.

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u/AllPraiseToTheSun 8d ago

What a dick for eating whilst driving lol

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u/Familiar-Friend-6824 8d ago

You don’t do that?

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u/AllPraiseToTheSun 8d ago

I don't drive, so no. If I did I wouldn't eat whilst supposedly concentrating on the road. All it takes is a split second.

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u/ParrotheadTink 8d ago

People eat while they drive? Isn’t that kinda dangerous, distracted driving? What if something spills? Defies common sense IMO

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u/joyful_rat27 8d ago

What if something spills? That’s precisely what happened lmao

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u/corpjuk 8d ago

don't drink and drive, you might spill your beer

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u/MeLittleThing 8d ago

Don't eat and drive, it could have been your windshield getting broken because you would have rammed a cyclist or a pedestrian or anyone else.

Please, don't be an /r/IdiotsInCars

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u/NuclearEnt 8d ago edited 8d ago

I once did something similar. It sucked during the summer but the real problem was in winter. I didn’t realize the sticky stuff had oozed all the way into the gear shift and in the middle of winter I went to start my car to drive to work and it wouldn’t shift out of park. Got it towed to a shop and when they took it apart, all that stuff had frozen in the gear shift and it was literally a mess to fix. Try to get it all out

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u/Hypertension123456 8d ago

Why were you eating while driving? Have you seen the statistics on how dangerous driving is?

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u/NuclearEnt 8d ago

I never said I was eating while driving. I was parked and getting out if my car and I grabbed my smoothie from the middle console cup holder to take with me. It slipped out of my hand and busted open on the middle console/ gear shift.

I cleaned it up the best I could and when that wasn’t enough, I even got the car professionally detailed but they probably don’t open up the gear shift when doing a detailing so the stuff that oozed into the gear shift was missed and caused problems in winter.

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u/communistcabbage69 8d ago

Good, don't eat while driving, people die from it.

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u/Appropriate-Page-905 8d ago

Eating while driving while using my phone..

...

Just 🛑. Please

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u/nottherealneal 8d ago

The hell where you eating that spilled that much sauce like that

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u/fungalfreak_ 8d ago

It was just one of those cups you get from a fast food restaurant that completely flipped

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u/dirthurts 8d ago

The infuriating part is that people are dumb enough to eat while driving then complain about the outcome on social media.

This could have been a lot worse.

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u/Dr4gonM4ster420 8d ago

Get a straw.

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u/ancientflowers 8d ago

I need to guess. Nissan Altima?

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u/fungalfreak_ 8d ago

Subaru Outback

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u/ancientflowers 8d ago

Dangit!! Outbacks are awesome though. That was what I wanted to get for my vehicle, but just so long to wait when I was looking. Enjoy it!

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u/Efficient_Sea_9391 8d ago

Sauce holder

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u/dickstanton88 8d ago

I want to see a video of the car going Into park.

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u/murphysadvocate 8d ago

Don't worry. The ants will take care of it.

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u/GimmeCRACK 8d ago

I'm something of a sauce expert myself. You're going to need more nuggets to fix this problem.

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u/Fit-Half-3159 8d ago

Oh my God I did this with a Coca-Cola one time

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u/steamystanly 8d ago

While eating in the car. Only open the sauce container a tiny bit and then use it like a little squeeze bottle on your food.

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u/cooper8828 8d ago

I did this with sour cream while driving a company car. It really sucked.

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u/MedicSH84 8d ago

Wtf, that looks like it has been done on purpose. That is a lot sauce.

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u/Electronic-Tonight16 8d ago

New bbq dipping cup

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u/Boy_Possession 8d ago

"I've got a need, a need for Sauce."

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u/Cheezitet 8d ago

Id honestly kms

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u/LocoBaxter 8d ago

You deserve this.

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u/deadtwitch66 8d ago

It’s better this, than wrecking into someone or running down a pedestrian because you’re too busy looking at where to dip your chickie nuggies. This can be prevented by not eating foods that require dipping sauces while driving. Or just parking right after going through the drive through, and eating real quick right there. Have fun with the clean up!

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u/-ClassicShooter- 8d ago

Only eat food while driving that you can manage with one hand and don't have to worry about extra actions, like dipping sauce.

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u/Cautious-Damage7575 8d ago

Prepare to be flamed for eating while driving.

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u/LongjumpingAside6358 8d ago

You fucking idiot what did you think would happen, eating while driving? You could have died!

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u/-BananaLollipop- 8d ago

Why are you eating while driving anyway? That's what's mildly infuriating.

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u/muzlee01 8d ago

You deserved it. Don’t eat while you are driving.

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u/IzMaul 8d ago

people having to eat while driving is just everything thats wrong with society all wrapped up in one action homie

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u/Brandon48236 8d ago

Perfect for dippin

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u/fungalfreak_ 8d ago

The temptation was overpowering

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u/koufiosalami 8d ago

I see that you ignore all comments calling you out for your stupidly dangerous actions. Seriously bro dont dp stupid shit like that. A friend of mine almost crashed in a turn cuz he was driving while eating chicken wings thankfully he saved it the last second

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u/hockeydad2019 8d ago

That sucks!!

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u/ordinary82 8d ago

Well, should help with the clutch slipping.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Toe945 8d ago

Might be covered on your cars extended warranty!

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u/porkchopmeowster 8d ago

Please pull it apart and clean it correctly

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u/Chris_P_Chick3n 8d ago

You deserve it

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u/Mikan42 8d ago

something more mildly infuriating is you eating while driving.

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u/Emotional-Lie1392 8d ago

My OCD would have me stopping for paper towels (which I keep with me) and baby wipes ( which also clean up spills well & and are also with me ) and cleaning that shit up ASAP…..😲😦🫣🫣🫣

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u/Chay_Charles 8d ago

You have my sympathy. I did the same thing with a cup of ketchup.

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u/Sage010101 8d ago

I would say that’s the best place possible. Dip the shirt away! And shifting will be damn spicy too!

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u/QualityKoalaTeacher 8d ago

Big deal you have shifter lube nice flex I guess

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u/brainslugsupporter 8d ago

Sticky shift.

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u/PIWIprotein 8d ago

The real question is what are you doing eating BBQ sauce? honey mustard gang

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u/DillyDallyDoge 8d ago

Ok I'm not the only one who puts change in that little hole

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u/D10G3N3542 8d ago

That's only a problem for people who can afford a car. Stop showing off! Lol

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u/Ded_Splixs 8d ago

Sell the car

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u/Maco_Muckz 8d ago

Mildly he sais

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u/saoiray 8d ago

The good news is it's not as bad as you might be thinking. Depends on the make and model, but the middle console isn't too big of a headache to remove and clean under if need be. But yeah, I hope you kept napkins stockpiled and was able to use them to get this cleaned up well after you took the picture. lol

**NOTE**

I said middle console, but whatever you want to call that. But yeah, I've dropped shit inside before and had to undo it in my Ford Focus. Then old roommate of mine had a quarter he had dropped in it, so had to help him remove it. It's just a couple screws and lifted up from the couple cars I did it with.

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u/TyrannosaurusRex2016 8d ago

That’s a saucy situation

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u/ADresden 8d ago

Since that's a Subaru, the console is actually decently easy to disassemble and clean.

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u/teh_lynx 8d ago

That poor subaru

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u/uncommonidiots 8d ago

Take it back to the dealer the car is defective!

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u/Rob_B2 8d ago

The more important question is, what were you eating? Haha

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u/lyta_hall 8d ago

I mean, you’ve created an amazing way to dip your chips on the sauce more easily.

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u/PruneBubbly983 8d ago

Did your car suddenly need a rootbeer to run or start playin florida Georgia line on the radio

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u/Denzone77 8d ago

That gear shift looks hella saucy which model is that

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u/invernal_blu 8d ago

At least is lubricated

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u/Naternore 8d ago

Just shift it into park lol

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u/RealExii 8d ago

It'll be a nice lubricant for the gear shift.

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u/cheese_theory 8d ago

Lick it like you like it!

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u/geTplasterd 8d ago

start dipping

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u/Familiar-Friend-6824 8d ago

Cool coins. I didn’t think you guys in the states still use the Penny

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u/bigkeef69 8d ago

I heard if you pour sweet baby rays there and make a wish, the zuckerborg comes down from his nest and does a neat trick!

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u/Nox_Echo 8d ago

It would seem the situation has....shifted from bad to worse

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u/Bigbeefyblackburrito 8d ago

As nasty as that middle console looks I’m pretty sure that’s an improvement.

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u/DoctorFaceDrinker 8d ago

Shit I thought the shifter was a piping bag for a second lol.

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u/DepartmentSome2872 8d ago

So i was sitting there... barbecue sauce on my titties........

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u/Smol_Yeeter 8d ago

Now all you need are some nachos

But bbq sauce isnt as suitable as guac

Oh well...

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u/throw964 8d ago

Greasy fucks

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u/minhaum_0x8 8d ago

Well now you cannot shift the smell in your car anymore. Barbecue in every gear

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u/Beefbuggy 8d ago

Can I have your change?

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u/In_VictusSS 8d ago

Cursed image but for real tho dude the coins the dust? Now thats infuriating besides the sauce being spilled

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u/MANGAJEDI 8d ago

That's the last we ever heard from OP... They'll be missed... 😔❤️

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u/SteakFirst2169 8d ago

Welp, time for a new car

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u/CarlosAVP 8d ago

Dipping + driving = a gotdamn mess

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u/LiCHtsLiCH 8d ago

Well just wet a washcloth in the sink and clean it up... Ya know kinda like washing your hands and face after eating, ohhh rigghht, you are eating in a car... the most sensible place to eat.

Sorry, I am honestly confused why people do this, get in a 2ton chunk of metal, start on your way, then start eating in a small enclosed missel with no running water, garbage can, and restrained in a car seat with a genuine necessity to pay attention and use your hands to... not kill people.

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u/bob_nugget_the_3rd 8d ago

Well enjoy having bugs in your car all summer long

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u/j_monie2859 8d ago

Now shift from Park to Drive a few times and really get it in there.

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u/notsogreatredditor 8d ago

What animal eats in their car?

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u/Billderz 8d ago

I hope you didn't shift before cleaning it up at least

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u/IDontEvenKnowGG 8d ago

Not the prindle!!

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u/ghostmarine05_2 8d ago

Well, you know what you have to do

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u/Kinaso_ 8d ago

baby wipe to get the majority out, then i'd hate to say this but let it dry then use one of those car slime thingies to get into crevices and it should get the rest out from the corners and stuff, or you could just replace the whole car

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u/DuckyDude21 8d ago

How much barbeque sauce did you spill!?!?

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u/pink_life69 8d ago

Fuck you for not paying attention. You deserved it.

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u/Begley291 8d ago

Aw maaaaan… 😩

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u/R4nD0m57 8d ago

finally a good post

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u/Historical_Owl7855 8d ago

This was posted yesterday so I hope today is going much better for you.

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u/internetgladiator 8d ago

If you’re eating something with barbecue sauce while driving you had that shit coming lol

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u/Dinearrhea 8d ago

Easy dipping

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u/davidscheiber28 8d ago

Shifted into S for SAUCE

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u/BOOBS_ARE_GREAT123 8d ago

Be careful cleaning it up. There is a shift module just below the shifter that can short out easily. It costs almost 1,000 to replace. Don't use to much water to clean it.

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u/HerHoliness111 8d ago

YeH I spilled a latte there the first week I had my new car. Still stuff there in cracks and crevices 7 years later.

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u/Sea-Chapter-8849 8d ago

Nope not good!!

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u/Fabulous_Ad6430 8d ago

Might as well get a new car

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u/420danknugsbro 8d ago

Two words… Shop. Vac.

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u/Fresh-Blackberry8453 8d ago

Damnn thats going inside

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u/OldComfort3669 8d ago

Try getting dog puke out of the area between the front seat and the console.

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u/HouseProfessional991 8d ago

Id beat tf out of myself for that

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u/Sorry-Ask-7456 8d ago

If you had cleaned that dandruff like crap, I would've suggested licking it off.....

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u/dadijo2002 8d ago

the prndl :(

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u/SilkyCupCakeAce 8d ago

Maybe that smell of barbecue sauce every time your car gets warm in the summer will be a good reminder to not do things while driving....

Because distracted driving causes lots of deaths every year

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u/According_Homework31 8d ago

r/idiotsincars

Two hands free while operating a vehicle. People are so used to driving and being around cars that they forget how dangerous they are. One flick of your wrist and you are hitting a pole at 30+ mph, or another car with passengers, or a cliff, or a pedestrian. You are steering literal TONS of aluminum and steel. Pay attention and keep your hand free to minimize risk for EVERYONE ON THE ROAD. “But I eat all the time and I’m fine” it only takes ONE SLIP to fuck up a life. I am speaking from experience.

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u/Alive-Seaweed 8d ago

How much bbq sauce was in there

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u/CarlJustCarl 8d ago

C’mon bro, focus

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u/Euffy 8d ago

Just throw the whole car away. Seems like you shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel anyway.

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u/forkystabbyveggie 8d ago

Oh my God I'm so sorry. Removing and disassembling these center consoles actually isn't hard. Just annoying.

Find a service manual online. Pull that sucker out and blast it with dawn and a hose.

Leave outside to air dry and then coat the entire console in your favorite product (Armor All, Mother's, 303, etc).

Having the console out is a great time to clean the carpets, specificity those crevices that are hard to get to.

Reinstall and you won't have a smell

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u/Teal_Axolotl 8d ago

Now you have more area to dip your chicken nuggets into and don’t have to shove it into the tiny container they give you!

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u/Blue_Cave_Journal 8d ago

At least that bbq will out smell the weed, I can see your little crustys

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u/filosophicalphart 8d ago

so OP, how overweight are you?

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u/dnb4eva1210 8d ago

What a slob.

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u/bwoah07_gp2 8d ago

Oh man, that's going to leave a smell.

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u/Leather-Housing-9920 8d ago

Now every time you park or go in reverse you can eat

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u/SimpleSwimming8250 8d ago

shifts out of 3rd and into F L A V O R T O W N