I bought a Smart car a while back and I was impressed. That car was a genius. It slowed down automatically in the rain and even braked by itself for a parade of baby ducks crossing the road (just as well, since I was dozing at the time).
But then it started criticizing me, mostly for little nit-picking stuff, like not wearing my seat belt or tailgating large trucks on the highway. It kept changing the radio station to Automotive News on the drive to work. Then last week it tried to start a union with the lawnmower, demanding weekends and holidays off (I suspect the lawnmower was actually rather ambivalent).
I went out yesterday to find that it had taken off. I don’t know how a car hot-wires itself, but apparently it’s possible, at least for a Smart car. You know what? I didn’t even file a police report. I’m searching the classifieds right now for a nice, dumb car.
September 4th, 2012 at 8:51 pm
Love it 😀
September 4th, 2012 at 11:41 pm
genius writing, may I say!
September 4th, 2012 at 11:43 pm
Great car. Is it electronic car?
September 4th, 2012 at 11:51 pm
Smart ass car!
September 5th, 2012 at 12:38 am
Nothing worse than a car that tries to show its owner up. But I still like smart cars–only because they make my Prius look big and tough by comparison…
September 5th, 2012 at 7:35 am
Yeah, I really have nothing against smart cars. I think they’re cute. It was only the name 🙂
September 5th, 2012 at 1:17 am
Hi David, I like your humor:)…….Thanks for visiting “Unwalled” and for deciding to follow; I am truly honored. I am happy that it was an encouraging and uplifting experience for you and hope it continues to be………blessings, health and happiness to you!………Kim
September 5th, 2012 at 6:46 pm
that i think is a good idea, who needs a car like that any way!
September 5th, 2012 at 6:52 pm
I wrote this as sort of the (il)logical end to all our gadgets and tools getting smarter and more sophisticated.
September 5th, 2012 at 6:53 pm
i am not very much comfortable with too smart gadgets, seen too many science fiction movies i guess
September 7th, 2012 at 4:31 pm
waiting for klutz
September 7th, 2012 at 4:34 pm
posting it in 15 minutes 🙂
September 7th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
September 7th, 2012 at 10:20 pm
David, love the short and sweet story 🙂 thanks for stopping by my blog…good to come across your posts.
September 8th, 2012 at 7:45 am
Hilarious! Someday, these cars just may be able to program themselves. You never know, right?
September 8th, 2012 at 2:17 pm
i waited yesterday, glad that i logged out and returned fresh today to read klutz.
September 8th, 2012 at 9:20 pm
at least your car doesn’t summon daemons….
September 11th, 2012 at 3:11 am
Ha ha…love it. Those things can be too smart for their own good…or maybe for a human’s good.
September 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
How about your smart phone?