Most idiotic news headline I've seen in yonks:
HYBRID CARS CRITICIZED FOR BEING TOO QUIET
I'll let that sink in for a second.
This just goes to show that it's always something. The problem here is that blind people walking around city streets can't hear the bloody flipping electric cars approaching. Heaven forbid that anyone should have to look out for the asshat pedestrians who may be staggering out into the streets in front of their vehicle.
SO, not only do we have to yield a staggering number (read: ALL) of the prime parking spots at any public venue or retail space to the handycapables who may want to park there, but we have to worry about them hearing our vehicles? Maybe these electric cars could have a little bar extending from the fender that we could clothespin a playing card onto so that blind people could hear them approaching? Bonus - all the cool kids will have one!
Well, DUH! Let's just all sit at home on our hands and do nothing because someone might get offended or have their COMPLETELY ARTIFICIAL mobility (in a world where they wouldn't have lived to adulthood mere centuries ago) limited because people want to drive these blasted environmentally sensitive vehicles. Or whatever. It's all just a hot mess.
Here's a newsflash for ya, news we can all use: Life involves risk! There's dangerous stuff in the world. We're all going to die of something. All this bubble-wrapping of children and protecting people from themselves only ensures that the morons live to breeding age, and it takes some of the risk, fun and adventure out of life.
Just because being born is a death sentence is no reason to run around screaming about the sky falling constantly.
Jeez. Get a grip. And while you're at it, get off of my cloud.
It's my birth month, for crying out loud.