Attention dudes: if you wanna promote harmony in the world, ditch the "Visualize World Peace" bumper sticker and just let us play car deejay. Because when a guy hands over the reigns to his car stereo, the planets align and all is right in the world. The sky opens up and sunshine beams down onto us as the musical notes ascend to the Heavens. Or, at least, that's how it feels to us. You are trusting us with the fun-ness of the car trip and believe us, we will NOT let you down.
It's even better when you scroll through his iPod and pick a Bob Dylan song--"I Want You" is a personal fave--or a Pixies song off of Doolittle and he looks over and says, "Nice choice, sweetie." We're getting all glowy just thinking about it.
Conversely, if you want to irritate us, then by all means, be a total dick about what we listen to and criticize every song choice we make. Scowl at us when we inch up the volume to "Since U Been Gone." Make us feel uncultured for liking pop songs with hooks and harmonies. See how far you'll get with us then. (The answer is not very.)
So, for all you guys that let us tweak your radio knobs, we tip our hats to you. That small gesture shows us that you actively encourage our happiness. You like it when we're happy and that makes us happy, ya dig?