Is there a gas pump left in America where we can just pay at the pump and be about our business? They are still at it:
It's a blessing. And it's brutal.
We have much to learn from those who make us wait to do business we dislike. ~Irish-American Proverb
"Yield for Pedestrians, It's the Law!" Seems like a no-brainer. The existence of this sign means that, at some point, some politician had to stand up -- in my mind wearing suspenders and a string-bow tie, periodically mopping his brow with a monogrammed handkerchief, two fingers of small-batch bourbon resting on the desk beside him … Continue reading There’s a Law for That
I love how foreign carmakers learn about their American customers over the years and make the appropriate adjustments. For instance, we have an early 2000's Honda Odyssey, and the crazy thing won't even hold a standard large McDonald's Diet Coke! Flash forward a few years, and now we have a newer model. I see that … Continue reading Customer Service at its Finest!
Considering we are a country which pioneered the technological marvel which is the automobile, we are surprisingly inept at merging.
I want to give everyone a heads up about a Kickstarter campaign which I will be launching in the very near future: I’ll be designing a vehicle for parents or guardians who struggle with children who argue over where they’re going to sit on trips. The basic design is just like a normal car or … Continue reading Finally, a Campaign to Get Excited About!
I was at the gas station the other day, and when the screen asked if I wanted a receipt, there were two options: >Yes >No Thank You Now, I guess my mother taught me well because I tend to say "Please" and "Thank You" whenever possible. Still, I think this is a bit presumptuous of our … Continue reading A Moment with Overly-Polite Technology // #2
Everyone has as a story . . .or at least you can make one up.
To our future robot overlords, or for any literate zombies left behind after the Apocalypse: I leave this for you in order to give you a small glimpse into the society which once dominated the land you have inherited/stolen. Today it rained. By "rained" I mean water fell from the sky in oblong spheres know … Continue reading Note to Our Future Overlords on a Rainy Day
Maybe it's just me (and it often is) but the screens on the gas pumps are getting out of control with all the questions they ask. It's cold, gas pump, let's hurry this transaction along! > Debit or credit? > Are you using a rewards card? > Do you want to receipt? > Do you … Continue reading Gas Pump Rage