Thursday, July 31, 2008

repeated locking doesn't make it tighter

ryan has automatic locks on his car, a very formal and bland thing we've named ned. ned's automatic locks beep (like everyone's) when you push the lock button. in the summertime, with all of our windows open, i can hear all of the automatic locks going off (in the evening time, i'm listening for ned's). there's this woman who pushes her automatic lock button over and over and over again until i feel like leaning out the window and screaming, "okay! i think you've locked it!" at first i was mildly irritated. now i envision throwing produce at her as she walks away, keys in hand, thumb pressed solidly against the little button that wears the locked padlock. why?


Hernan said...

To make sure that it's, in deed, locked

Steve and Janelle said...

Maybe she has an OCD issue with locking her car like I do. I have to lock it three times before I can be satisfied. I am glad I don't live near you or you would curse at me.

Birgit said...

Maby she´s Austrian and likes that sound! ;-)
I realy enjoyed locking my (american) car and listening to the sound, because here in Austria the lock locks without any noise.
Sometimes (when I felt safe) I did this too.