Monday, January 12, 2009

Back away from the car, with your hands where I can see them

Nothing abnormal here...
but wait, look a little closer....


In case you can't read that, it says "prop rod".
Now, I'm just sayin', but if you need instructions for the prop rod, what can you possibly expect to accomplish once the hood is opened?

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sadly, I think you'd be very surprised.

Michelle said...

probably for those guys that like to look macho and manly standing in front of the car with the hood up. one had on the hip, the only strategically place somewhere on their chin, deep in thought ... making one driving by assume that this said man with the hood up looks like he knows what he's doing.

Michelle said...

* by only ... i mean "other".

Ryan.Robyn said...

that sign is there probably specifically for me. I have NEVER popped my hood. not once.

the letter Bee said...

That's why I never pop my hood!

Christine Peterson said...

hmmm must only be in the US as I've never noticed that on our cars,hahah j/k....it was probably made up here or vice versa!

Lorrie Veasey said...

I have never opened the hood of a car in my life, but I'm glad that if I ever have an occasion to do so in the future that I now won't look like a complete idiot. I would have thought those hood things were on hinges or something.

Christa said...

The world is full of so many idiots, things like that have to exist. One that really kills me: the cooking directions on a box of frozen food. You know how it goes. It tells you to heat the oven to a certain temperature and then cook it for a certain amount of time and then remove it when done, but CAUTION PRODUCT WILL BE HOT! Really? Are you kidding? You mean this item I've had sitting in 375 degress for an hour and a half just might burn me if I try to touch it with my bare hand? Thanks for the heads up.

So said...

I'm one who looks for the instructions on where to put the prop rod. Truly I am.

ramsam said...

I can add washer fluid like it's nobody's business, but I had no idea where to stick the rod until I noticed this on my hood. Seriously....I really should back away......

Kimbooly said...

My kids decided to have a 'party' in our minivan Saturday night (sigh. yes, I know. a minivan.).

When the van was dead the next time I tried to turn it on, and I needed to jump it, I looked to see if mine had "prop rod" etched into the metal. I only got "prop" listed there, but I never would have noticed or chuckled if you hadn't pointed out something so obvious. Very clever for noticing this fact.

I pop the hood pretty much to check the oil, jump start a dead vehicle, or stand and look at the car's guts like one does when opening a fridge and not knowing what they want. I stare and stare, but the answer just doesn't come.

mama donk aubri jo said...

so glad you're back! love it! the saddest part about things like prop rod directions is that they had to add that because someone somewhere called and complained they couldn't figure it out, or as said above they got burned by the hot food due to lack of directions saying it would be hot, nice :)

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