Sunday, May 18, 2008

More Automation for Automobiles?

When I was young it seemed I was always in a hurry. I had the art of negotiating with traffic down to a science, and of course when negotiations failed, I resorted to blowing my horn.

Now I'm older and often look in my rear-view mirror to see what I use to look like ; tense face , frequent watch glances, and contempt for the guy in front of me who doesn't have to be anywhere for five years. Nowadays, when I do get in a hurry I find that it just takes too much effort to reach up and blow my horn all the time. That's why I invented a modification to perhaps the only thing not modified on the automobile since Henry Ford started the assembly line.

It seems we now have auto volume control, auto speed control, auto wipers, auto lights, auto-temp. control just to name a few; but we do not yet have auto-horn. The concept is simple enough. You install into your instrument panel a switch that causes your horn to blow automatically. Then when you see traffic slowing or stopping in front of you during your evening commute, you simply reach down and slip your horn into AUTO-BLOW, causing it to blow randomly, without too much dwell time of course, thus saving yourself all the effort of constantly reaching up every few minutes just to blow your horn.

Just so the reader will know, I don't have a patent. If I'm too lazy to blow my horn just think of the effort it would take to dial up my patent attorney; so if you're ambitious, feel free to get one (or not) and call your favorite Chinese manufacturer and put er into production. I'll buy one if it's less than five bucks, Promise.

7 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Danny, You are sooo clever!! But I am going to pray we NEVER have such a thing :o)
Susan

Anonymous said...

Now that's funny! Of course, we've been laughing about the concept for years right? I seem to remember being on the way to church for most of them!

From your favorite "back-seat" driver

Kristi said...

Ingenious. Although, I hope they never hit the market either. Can you imagine?!

Incognito said...

Love it! I'd add that to my car. Esp. great for commuters. have been commuting for my latest show and would have loved one.

Pat Jenkins said...

brilliant dw, you have solved the problem of road rage, or added to it. i don't know quite which.....

Penless Thoughts said...

Yes, a TRUE friend is rare, and I think a gift from God. I've been blessed with 3 of them during my long lifetime.
Susan

Frasypoo said...

Hi
Good to see you back at blogging!