We’re running on empty here so there are only three!
Why I can’t have new things – My new car has been displaying a “warning” symbol. It’s a weird box with the top part narrower than the bottom and an “x” through it. It’s not there all the time, just sometimes. It’s not intuitive. I couldn’t figure out what it is. Although the car is three months old, I take heed of these things so I pulled out ye ol’ owner’s manual. The icon means it’s cold outside. They actually display a warning when it’s cold outside like I don’t already know! That “x” may be a snowflake. Who knows? I need to be part of the beta team to test new symbols. The car displays messages in English and has Alexa. Instead of an obscure icon, it could read (or Alexa could say), “Baby it’s cold outside!” That would work! Intuitive my arse!
And it continues — It’s not just the car, it’s the phone, the computer (mine is so old I know all the icons) and every other ding dang electronic thing (new cooking range coming, that will be a treat). I spent some time on my phone. It communicates to my car. I can lock my doors and start it up on an app. Both of these items do far more than their intended purpose. My car is pretty amazing. The sad part is that most of these features will go unused (and misunderstood). Where was this stuff when I was young?
Let’s not leave the car quite yet – Another issue — my remote garage door opener doesn’t clip on my big fat sun visor. (Yes I know, first world problem!) It torpedoes off like a missile at any given time whopping me on the chest. I stopped at an auto parts stores that has a gazillion obscure things but nada. I googled it. Nope I couldn’t find a fatter clip but I did read a lot of messages that the visor is a dumb place to store it. If the thieves get your address (usually in your glove compartment on the owner’s registration), they can attempt to get into your house through the garage. There were many alternative places suggested. I sat in my car (again) and looked around. I have a “qi” compatible charging spot (who knew?) and a little hidey hole on the left. It may be for coins but it’s shallow (who uses coins these days?). I found the sunglass holder (my sunglasses don’t fit) and the remote fits perfectly there. Bazinga! Done! Except the next morning I couldn’t find the remote. I had forgotten which of all the magic places I put it. There is no fix for that.
So how was your week?