Monday, July 07, 2003
Car alarm hell
I have figured out how someone can make lots of money: Invent a universal remote for car alarms. I suppose it would be illegal, but so are radar detectors, and people still use those. And I guess it would help car thieves, but what the hell; when I hear a car alarm, I'm hoping the damn thing will get stolen.
A few nights ago, some guy had either gotten a new car or borrowed someone else's car, and couldn't figure out how to turn the alarm off. And he was parked right in front of our house. So it'd go off, then stop, then go off again immediately, then he'd say "Damn it!" and go into his/his friend's house, come out a few minutes later, open the door, the alarm would go off, he'd curse and hit various buttons, it would stop, then go off again...
It went on for an excruciatingly long period of time. I was seriously considering going outside and offering him $20 to park somewhere else. (But that probably wouldn't encourage good neighbor relations.)
[ at 3:01 PM • by Abby • permalink • ]