Thursday, March 6, 2008

Useless uses for somewhat useless utilities

I still love my truck (although it needs a bath and a first oil change). The one feature I really really really wanted was the ability to use a remote to put the liftgate up and down. To get that one teeny tiny feature, you have to get like 17 other things. Like a backup camera. And leather heated seats. Woe is me.

I had already discovered a 'bonus' use for the backup camera...when I pull through a parking spot in the garage (old work) or the grocery store? I use the camera to make sure I'm actually over the line and not bing one of those inconsiderate you-know-what that hogs up 2 parking spaces.

And today, I discovered a bonus use for the passenger side seat warmer. I can't wait to tell my mother (she thought the backup camera to help park was a great idea). Are you ready? You're about to witness some real ingenuity here.: it keeps my lunch warm if I'm bringing carryout back to my office.

Shush. It works. I didn't have to eat cold pizza. And if you have heated seats, you really need to stop laughing because you know you're going to start doing this too!!

4 comments:

  1. When did you get so smart?
    You must have gotten a degree from a VERY prestigious university.
    And probably had some equally smart roommates.
    That is in fact, the best idea I have heard of in a while!

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  2. O.k., now I don't have the latest in technology- so when I first read about this "backup camera", I thought you were using a camera and sticking it out your window and recording so you could see where you were going. I did.

    I hang my head. But, oh how blessed I was with a mind to figure things out. Just not common sense.

    And I'll take a vehicle with an ass warmer any day. wait. It's not cold here much. But the lunch feature might sell me.

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  3. Tom Jr. uses the power mirrors to make sure that he's in the parking spot straight. I so totally would do that if I had car that was actually made in the past ten years!

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  4. You are a dork. But in the best possible way.

    But seriously, it gets THAT warm?!?!

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