To My Fellow East Coast Commuters:
The next time you get in your car, after you’ve turned the car on, but while it is still in park, take a good look at your steering mechanism. That’s the round wheel-like thing. See it? Good. Now, take another look, see that longish handle sticking out to the side? Yeah?
That stick? It’s like magic.
Don’t believe me? Push it up. See? See it? There, on your dash. See it blinking? I know! Now push it all the way down. Oh my God, it’s blinking on the other side now! Holy shit, right? If you like that, you aren’t going to believe this. Get out of the car, no, don’t turn it off, just leave it in park and get out for a second. Go around to the front. Check it out, Homey, it’s blinking there, too! Now, reach into the car, and push the stick all the way up again. Got it? Good. Now go to the back and see what’s changed. It’s blinking on the other side! Whoa. Is your mind as blown as mine right now?
“Has that always been there?”, you ask. Yes, since around the 1940’s, believe it or not. As a matter of fact, it’s standard in most cars.
“Well, what’s it for?” you say. “Tailgate parties? That’s festive!”
And THIS is why I have high blood pressure.
Just use your turn signals, People! I can’t read your minds!
Have a nice day.