Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rick's Rants - Honking That Accomplishes So Little

I'm going to go ahead and put this idea out there, knowing it will make someone else rich. I have no protection or patent on this idea. I just want to help people. That's what I do.

Allow me to paint you a picture. You're in your vehicle and you have a reason to get somebody's attention. Wouldn't it be nice if you had some way of doing so?
1913 Bugatti (p4150234)
Before you mock and assume your superiority, please know I am not talking of simply a car horn. I am talking about a Vehicle Voice Magnifying System. Think about this...we have thousands of words in the English language to display our thoughts and emotions. One does not have to settle for saying they feel good or sad or 'grunt'. 

So why limit ourselves to a mere honk while on the road? We're not geese and, aside from that whole teamwork-flying-V thing they have going, there's nothing about geese for us to be jealous.

It's annoying when people honk their car horns. You have no idea who they are honking at. Was that me or the idiot driver behind me? Speaking of this guy behind me, can we at least get a choice of which direction to honk our horns? Glaring in my rear-view mirror accomplishes nothing.

I'd like to invent a horn that is voice activated. It would be your voice. That way you could yell directly at whoever you wanted. 'Hey, Moron! You in the blue Prius! You cut me off!' Or you could even just say hi when you recognize someone on the side of the road. Or you could explain to the beggar why you're not making eye contact. (What, that last sentence hit too close to home? Then help them!) The usefulness for something like this will just grow and grow.

So don't worry if you get rich off of this idea and never even mention me in your infomercial or offer to buy me one of this product. Let's just go and change the world.

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