For the Love of .. WHY?


People just blow me away with their complete lack of grey matter sometimes. I’m sitting here trying to work when two vans pull up outside my house and proceed to sit there for ten minutes, with their engines running, while the two drivers have a loud conversation over the noise. I mean … splutterwhy? Is it really so difficult to turn your engine off, then turn it on again when you leave? This seems to be some epidemic amongst tradies, who often stop in our cul-de-sac to have lunch or a chat. For some inexplicable reason they seem unable to do without the soothing sound of their own car engines for five minutes. The noise … the pollution … the waste … the complete pointlessness and thoughtlessness…


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Luka
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 07:12:23

    It’s probably one of those myths about how bad it is for a diesel engine to run cold … even though the engine would probably stay warm through their chat if turned off and that in worst case it’d shorten its lifespan from 70 to 65 years.

  2. Chuikov
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 01:15:35

    If I were President, or just had the authority to do so, I’d BAN all drive thru’s. People idling in lines for 20 minutes just to get a cup of coffee or bag of french fries? Madness!