[DML] Re: Question and strange car show behavior
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[DML] Re: Question and strange car show behavior



On keeping folks out of your car...

 

Have you ever been to a bank or movie theater, where they have the
velvet ropes to keep people in a line?  They work -very- well.  

 

I'm not suggesting that y'all go out and buy velvet rope, but Home Depot
sells black plastic chain link for less than a buck per foot.  It's
flexible, and will fit easily over the door pins, thus making a 'velvet
rope' of sorts to keep people out.  You could even hang a little
information card describing features of your car or the like if you
wished, but people would get the idea - stay out!

 

(Of course, then you get all kinds of <mentally challenged> people
asking why they built DeLoreans with chain across the door, but ya'
probably can't help that.)

 

In any event, it's a good idea to keep curious onlookers out for their
own safety.  

 

At a car show here in Pittsburgh several years ago, I was parked next to
a Checker cab.  Several really badly-behaved young children actually
locked themselves inside the cab, making faces at everyone who was
trying to get them to come out.  [Side note: where are these kids'
parents???]  It was just simply annoying until the kids discovered
turning the ignition key would lurch the still-in-gear cab forward
several feet each time.  They found this very amusing, but if the engine
would have caught -- it was a potentially deadly situation for
themselves and others.  Another attendee had to smash the window glass
to get the keys and diffuse the situation.  The owners arrived back at
their car to find the seats ripped up and a broken window.

 

That is worst-case-scenario of course, but you get the idea.

 

-Dave



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