Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Born Free to be a clueless, inconsiderate jackanapes
So according to this commercial, having insurance means feeling perfectly free to be a completely oblivious jackass douchenozzle who simply couldn't give a flying damn about anyone else.
In a matter of seconds, while this idiot is singing "Born Free" at the top of his lungs (an act which should be a capital crime all by itself) he's backing into a parking space barely missing a set of parked motorcycles- but that's not the really criminal act he's committing here. He might be frightening those bikers but as long as he doesn't touch them or their bikes, the driver is doing nothing wrong there.
Nope, the BIG issue is the fact that he's parking himself only inches from the driver's side door of a car parked in the next space. That driver will NOT be able to exit from the driver's side door- if he just parked, he's going to have to slide over to the passenger side to leave his car. I'm consistently amazed at how often I see this situation in parking lots, and I'll never understand what goes through the alleged minds of people who will do this. Seriously, what if you returned to your car to find that you could not get into it from the driver's side because some sociopath parked his car three inches from your door?
And the singer in this ad doesn't even HAVE to pull this crap- he could just pull in head-first. Oh, but then he'd be eye-to-eye with the other driver when he opens his door and puts a nice gash into that other car, or when he acknowledged that no, there actually ISN'T enough room for that car here, better keep looking for another space?
Nah, just back in there, buddy, that guy next to you was just leaving- or, at least, we can assume he was just leaving, because that's more convenient. And if he WASN'T just leaving, and he had to crawl on to the roof or hood of your car to exit- well, I guess that's why you've got that insurance.