Airing of the Grievances: Automotive Edition
Yes, it’s Christmas Eve, but many folks in these parts choose to celebrate Festivus too (or instead).
In 1997, “Seinfeld” introduced the concept of Festivus to a public looking for a less-commercial way to celebrate the holidays; a “Festivus for the rest of us.”
The Festivus celebration begins with an “Airing of the Grievances,” so let’s gather around the aluminium pole and air the auto-related grievances that offend you most. The Fesitvus feast and Feats of Strength will have to wait for another day…
1. Drivers who apply brakes before turning on their turn signals.
2. The Honda CR-Z.
3. Insurance companies that refuse to acknowledge fault of their insured drivers.
4. MPG ratings on electric cars. Find another system!
5. Studded snow tires. People drive on them for three months and only really need them for thee days.
6. Drivers who run red lights at a photo-controlled intersection and then complain about getting a ticket in the mail.
7. Getting a ticket in the mail without running a red light.
8. Not being able to afford an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.
9. The people who can afford an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish but don’t have the proper driving skills to appreciate it.
10. People who refuse to learn how to drive a car with a manual transmission.
Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus and Happy Holidays! What are you automotive grievances?