Being the decadent guy that I am, I have a stereo installed in my car. I even use it while I’m driving.
Today, I was driving in heavy traffic back from Cape Cod. I had the radio turned up to reasonable volume and was just cruising along. A song ends and a commercial comes on that I am not even paying attention.
All of the sudden I hear bahhhh bahhhh (long horn sound) and I frantically look in my rear view mirror and quickly to both sides. Then I hear a long skidding sound followed by a crash. Please realize that this took about 2 seconds and I am already covered in sweat and feeling sick.
Then, I hear the source. An announcer says: “What if this happened to you? Random insurance company ad follows.”
Listen fuck face, that almost did happen to me because of you. When I hear frantic honking and then skidding, I don’t sit there and mull over the source. I am prepared to take evasive action immediately.
This is not the first time and not even the 100th time this has happened. If it was just you Mr. Insurance Man, I would just blow up your company headquarters and be done with it. But no, lots of companies decide that scaring the piss out of people is an effective marketing tactic. I bet that hundreds if not thousands of people have been hurt and even killed by your stupidity.
I now live in terror of my radio. I won’t be able to listen to it at all while I am driving thanks to you. I will only be able to listen to CD’s and only after I listen to them carefully at home first to make sure that someone didn’t slip some loud explosion, gun fire, or other cataclysmic threat somewhere in there.