Peeing in front of other family members is near daily occurrence for me as the apartment me and my parents live has NO TOILET provisions. Therefore we have a very open policy when it comes to relieving ourselves as we simply use our own home as a lavatory whenever we need to.
As a result, all of us here (both male and female) have seen each other openly going toilet somewhere in the apartment like on the carpet, in the sink, in our clothes or similar and make no effort to conceal our pee stream or private parts!
I know I have little patience for incompetent drivers or those driving excessively slowly for the road, ie well below the speed limit.
But I was a learner driver once as were we all. I respect L plates and never overtake with impatience unless it is safe to do so in a way that will not spook the driver, eg on a long straight where the markings permit overtaking and nothing is coming the other way, or on a duel carriageway. And when behind a learner driver I never get too close but keep some good distance. For all I know they might be in the middle of a driving test and I don't want to spook them into failing.
Some of the parking disasters I see in my workplace car park though do lead me into wondering how some people ever passed a driving test.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't have found it worse that she joined me, though I might have had trouble getting started if I hadn't already.
But, isn't that the best part of hiking, how quickly you make friends?
I don't think I have ever rolled backwards while changing gear so I'm a little confused (or I'm having a blonde moment, who knows) are you moving off from a hill start and then shifting into second? Maybe you are shifting too early so you don't have enough speed to keep you going or possibly you are taking too long with the gear change and losing all your momentum. On some steep hills it is fine and or necessary to stay in first for a while. Feel free to PM me if you would like, or ignore me if I am completely wrong 🙃