Friday, August 12, 2005

I've complained before about the odd things people do to customize their cars. Yesterday I was reminded of poor taste when passed by a fairly clean modern car, except it had curb feelers. Curb feelers, for those of you who don't know, are these springy metal rods that are bolted behind your wheels. They stick out just slightly, so when you parallel park the automobile, they hit the curb and produce a scratching noise or sensation in the vehicle to let you know if you're close to the curb. These do not belong on vehicles that were made in the past thirty years--this stuff is for the geriatric set. If you need thse sorts of things to park your car, you need to turn in your license and receive your beatdown.