Monday, April 26, 2010

Parking Frius

The truth of the matter is that I don't like Priuses - or is it Priuii? Either way I they rile me up.

I don't know if its their arrogant design or their drivers' smarmy look when they are overtaken, I just don't know.

Toyota Prius of the Imperial Guard patorols th...
I'm fine with Honda's Civic half battery and half petrol engine car. I'm even looking forward to owning a battery powered Land Rover Discovery one time in the (very, very) distant future. Looking at the Prius just makes me clench my fist in preparation for smashing someone in the nose

Unlike some bloggers I know, I do, however, frown on peeing on the door handles of ANY vehicle!

My wife doesn't like me to swear, especially when I'm driving, so I try not to. But those Priuses do test me.

So I came up with an idea.

Very simple.

I'll convince the wife that my swearing is actually something else, so here goes;

Prius TaxiThe process that Priuses / Prii use to turn their movement into battery power and then back into
car movement? Well it was named after Proffessor Fark of Hinkyflinky, Sweden. The process that is named after him is called farking. 

So now, whenever I pass a Prius, I say in an amicable, cheery voice, "look there's a farking Prius'.

And everyone smiles.


1 comment:

  1. Ah, the Toyota Smugmobile. Or, as I like to call it, the car that's a tax on people who are bad at math...

    Y'see, back before I bought my Gaia-hatin' Dodge Ram, I looked at the Toyota Tundra. In the showroom while the sales weasels lied through their teeth to me, I happened to spy a Corolla and a Prius side-by-side. The Corolla got like 33 MPG on the highway, the Prius some 51 MPG. The price difference between the two comparably equipped vehicle was a cool $10K.

    At 20,000 miles a year, with gasoline at an even $3 a gallon, that 18 MPG difference would require 8.5 years to break even.

    At which point the batteries start needing to be replaced at ~ $5,000 or so...