Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Hard to Believe

an honest guyI heard about this on the radio this morning, and I just could not believe my ears. So I looked it up when I got to an internet connection, and as hard as it is to believe, it's true. Someone has filed a lawsuit alleging that Ford used car dealers' "certified" used vehicles are really no different than their non-"certified" vehicles. I know, I know, it is hard to believe that a used car dealer could possibly be dishonest, but that is what this lawsuit is alleging.

This really strikes me as quite the blow to consumer confidence. I mean, if we can't believe used car dealers, who can we believe? I mean really, what is this world coming to?

In other "hard to believe" news, a new study is claiming that drivers of motor vehicles are equally distracted while talking on the phone, whether they're holding the phone or using a headset. Who could have guessed? It is just completely counter-intuitive that trying to drive while paying attention to something other than driving is dangerous whether you're holding a cancer-brick to your head or not. That's just crazy-talk.

Driving is just so easy, anyone can do it while they talk on the phone, eat, do their makeup, brush their teeth, cut their toenails, cut their dog's toenails, and surf the Internet—all at the same time. It's not like you need to focus your attention on driving when you're behind the wheel. Pfft. Like I said, it's hard to believe.

Source: Consumer Affairs, Los Angeles Times
Categories: News


Anonymous Mark D said...

I still can't believe that I haven't heard one of my friends crash their car while talking to me on their cell phone. I'm just waiting for that to happen. Funny, they all seem to by my female friends and my mother. The women I know tend to use their cell phones to kill time on their commute. It's getting annoying. They don't want me to get off the phone until they pull into their driveways.

11:29 AM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Kiddo said...

O_O That's weird...I've never tried to kill time on my cell phone. The only time I drive and talk at the same time is if I'm calling someone to tell them a change in plans, lateness, asking a question that's rather urgent, etc. Never to kill time...

10:22 PM, July 12, 2005  
Anonymous Kiddo said...

You posted three days in a row! Alright, Skor!

10:23 PM, July 12, 2005  
Blogger Skor Grimm said...

Kiddo said...
You posted three days in a row! Alright, Skor!

Just trying to keep my new year's resolution.

6:43 AM, July 14, 2005  

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