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    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
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    Another pet peeve...

    I was in Los Angeles this morning and on the way back to the office decided to stop off and get lunch at Del Taco. This restaurant is right near Angels Stadium and apparently there is a game this afternoon. Every weird ****** in his red shirt and cap is running around. I am sitting in my car trying to choke down a burrito and listening to the news... about 20 cars have come in, park, and then pulled out again. As the occupants exit the car to the restaurant, they use their electronic key to set the lock. Now I do the same thing but when did it become OK for the =HONK= to occur? Is that the most annoying thing or what? It's like "yes I am the only one in the world and I don't care if my car honking bothers you as its all about me". When I use my key lock, some lights falsh, that's it. I would never think of bothering others by allowing the car to honk. How rude!


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    Lighten up francis

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    Relax. Are you assuming people are doing this to annoy you or to be rude? I doubt they are thinking about you at all. If I use the key fob to lock my door, my car honks automatically, there is no way around it. It's annoying, but I can't change it. I would imagine a lot of other cars are the same.

    I'm sure the others don't feel "rude" for "allowing" their cars to honk when they don't have any control over the matter if they wish to lock their doors.
    I'm not clumsy. It's just that the floor hates me, the table & chairs are bullies, and the wall gets in my way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    Lighten up francis
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    Ever stop to think that it is not a setting that the user can change. My old Saturn honked when it locked. Came that way from the dealer and never had the option to change it. Frankly, I miss the little honk...I always knew when my car locked.
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    Yeah, especially in broad daylight...suck it up. That said, I programmed my parent's Jeep to not honk. it isn't hard.
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    I've had some that you couldn't change the factory defaults and others that could be customized.

    But we kinda like the little honk. If we forget where we parked, we can use echo location to find it without using the full blown panic button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocar View Post
    ... I doubt they are thinking about you at all.... If I use the key fob to lock my door, my car honks automatically, there is no way around it. .
    Actually that is my point, they weren't thinking of me or anyone else. And if you use your fob and the car honks...neither do you. If all alone and no one around - hey fine. And I do believe it can be changed. My honks too on another setting... I choose not to use it

    Ever think of just locking the car with your hand before getting out? I do that all the time... I hate to intrude on the space of others...

    oh well modern society... it's all about me, f the other guy...
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    I wonder how many pet peeves one can have before you become known as the crazy old peeve lady?
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    Ok Pam....I'll think of you next time....and smile when it honks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I wonder how many pet peeves one can have before you become known as the crazy old peeve lady?
    Oh, and don't misunderstand. That 'stuff' bothers me.

    But NO WHERE near constant mobile phone 'stuff'' bothers me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Actually that is my point, they weren't thinking of me or anyone else. And if you use your fob and the car honks...neither do you. If all alone and no one around - hey fine. And I do believe it can be changed. My honks too on another setting... I choose not to use it

    Ever think of just locking the car with your hand before getting out? I do that all the time... I hate to intrude on the space of others...

    oh well modern society... it's all about me, f the other guy...
    My son likes to play with the fob for my truck just to make the horn honk. He thinks it's funny...I do too now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Ok Pam....I'll think of you next time....and smile when it honks.


    You guys did catch the "git off my lawn"... I think I already am the crazy old pet peeve lady. I hate going out as people drive me friggin crazy!!!!!! I grocery shop at 1 am 'cause I can't stand the idiots who do not know cart etiquette and stuff... oh well, I just thought it weird no one thinks of making loud rude noises in public. When did that change?
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    Oh man! HONK! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    But NO WHERE near constant mobile phone 'stuff'' bothers me.
    I've already ranted about that... so there's that...
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    BTW on a sour note... do you know what happens to your key fob when you accidently drop it into the wash?

    well I do now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    BTW on a sour note... do you know what happens to your key fob when you accidently drop it into the wash?

    well I do now!
    I know a jeep key with the chip is close to a hundred bucks to replace...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Actually that is my point, they weren't thinking of me or anyone else. And if you use your fob and the car honks...neither do you. If all alone and no one around - hey fine. And I do believe it can be changed. My honks too on another setting... I choose not to use it

    Ever think of just locking the car with your hand before getting out? I do that all the time... I hate to intrude on the space of others...

    oh well modern society... it's all about me, f the other guy...
    I think you may have misinterpretated what I meant. F the other guy? Seriously? Do you really thing other people locking their doors are are thinking in their heads "let me see how I can annoy that woman over there eating her taco?" Most people do not lock the doors with their hands because to do so does not activate the alarm system on their car, and using the key fob does. Do you expect a public place to be silent?
    I'm not clumsy. It's just that the floor hates me, the table & chairs are bullies, and the wall gets in my way!

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    What ever happened to the "honk if you're horney" bumper stickers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    I've had some that you couldn't change the factory defaults and others that could be customized.

    But we kinda like the little honk. If we forget where we parked, we can use echo location to find it without using the full blown panic button.
    I only did it because my Mom works shift work and gets home at weird hours. The honk came in handy in the rental car in Las Vegas.
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    Over $200 for the proximity key in my parent's new Cherokee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Actually that is my point, they weren't thinking of me or anyone else. And if you use your fob and the car honks...neither do you. If all alone and no one around - hey fine. And I do believe it can be changed. My honks too on another setting... I choose not to use it

    Ever think of just locking the car with your hand before getting out? I do that all the time... I hate to intrude on the space of others...

    oh well modern society... it's all about me, f the other guy...
    Hey in a way I agree with Pam... there is enough noise in the world... do we really need our cars to tell us they are locked with a loud noise... just lock the door before you close it and be done with it. And close it quietly please.

    I also think it is an abomination that folks want otherwise quiet electric cars to make noise... frankly I want all cars to be quieter... especially those that belong to the rude idiots that change out stock mufflers for more noisy exhaust systems.

    Hey my bike makes nearly no noise what so ever... can't others try to achieve the same goal with their transportation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    What ever happened to the "honk if you're horney" bumper stickers?
    Too many folks with honk when locked key fobs and car alarms... everybody appeared "horny."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    BTW on a sour note... do you know what happens to your key fob when you accidently drop it into the wash?

    well I do now!
    Hard to hide in a swimsuit and take with you into the ocean too. And they don't just fit into a pocket well either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Ever think of just locking the car with your hand before getting out? I do that all the time... I hate to intrude on the space of others...

    oh well modern society... it's all about me, f the other guy...
    Nope it is bad to lock it with your hand, that is how you lock your keys in the car.
    My truck honks when I lock it. It has never crossed my mind that the split second it "honks" would even bother someone. I find it odd that we live in a society where something so simple would actually get on someones nerves.

    odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    frankly I want all cars to be quieter... especially those that belong to the rude idiots that change out stock mufflers for more noisy exhaust systems.
    I used to have a race car that I took to the track early Saturday and Sunday mornings. It did not have mufflers at all. I had to load it up on teh trailer at about 5am and the trailer tilted so you have to give it a little gas to make the incline BLAP BLAP BLAP BLAP BLAP BLAP BLAP BLAAAAAAAAAP BLUP BLUP BLUP BLUP.


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