Thursday, December 18, 2008

Step Away From the Car!

It makes me giggle when car owners outfit their jalopies with high-tech alarm systems. Because, I mean, why? You know what I'm sayin'? Today I saw someone amble up to their 1980 not-souped-up Trans Am, click the car remote and disarm the alarm with a beep-beep, and climb in. It wasn't even red. And then I thought, "Duh. This dude has it all wrong. He should deactivate the alarm, park it on a shady street, and leave the doors unlocked." It's the perfect solution! Cash the insurance check, and head on down to CarMax for a used Accord.

Total side note: Remember, back in high school for me, when it was the thing to have that stupid car alarm that played through five rounds of sounds? And it wouldn't stop till it played all the way through? The emergency vehicle sound. The woo-woo, woo-woo sound. The wail. The blip, blip, blip, blip. And they were so sensitive. You couldn't brush past a car without setting off that thing. My boyfriend had one. On his turquoise truck. I thought it was tres cool.

6 comments:

Bowlby said...

Maybe the owner of the Trans Am has some sort of valuable cargo he's protecting.

And by "cargo," I mean meth.

Leah said...

Have you ever tried to sleep with one of those alarms going off? Not cool. I could sleep through sirens but not car alarms.

Leah said...

Heh, meth.

stephinbham said...

Same here. SO annoying.

Heh, heh.

Anonymous said...

My high school boyfriend had one that issued a stern, daddy-sounding warning: "Protected by Viper! Stand back!" Like it was about to explode or something. He had a TA too. Hmmmm....

Marilyn

The Bakers said...

Unrelated, the live traffic feed creeps me out. That it says where my computer is and how I linked to you is way too Big Brother for me. That's all--I'll return to my shack in the woods filled with paranoid writings now.