July 13, 2004


Why does anyone bother to use a car alarm anymore? My neighbors, whose alarm has been going off for about 10 minutes now, seem to think it's necessary to keep someone from stealing their beloved 2000 Chevy Impala.

When you hear a car alarm going off, do you jump up and think "Oh no! Someone is getting their car stolen!!"? I didn't think so. It's an annoyance that most people tune out, because it's so common to hear car alarms shrieking for no real reason. So why use one?

Oh, and after listening to the unholy wailing of the neighbors alarm for a few minutes, I did wander outside to see if someone was stealing it. Which there wasn't.