Thursday, October 06, 2005

W.O.W. and Wow!

Okay, I can take a hint. First are the commercials that Volkswagen has been airing lately about their cars having refrigerated glove compartments ... to keep your sushi cold.

And now there's this from the Associated Press - Wako, Japan: Honda has designed a car that's dog friendly. The W.O.W. Concept (Wonderful, Open-hearted Wagon) uses a modified - and significantly enlarged - glove compartment to serve as a dog crate for your pup's safety, while providing excellent sight-lines between you, the driver, and your furry co-pilot.

So I decided to go visit my glove compartment to see what was going on in there. Happily, I found no sushi - although I did collect a fair amount of dog hair. (Angel, my yellow lab, loves car rides and does shed.) I also found some maps, the owner's manual, registration/insurance card, maintenance receipts, a really cool-looking pen ... hey, I was wondering where that went ... and quite a few napkins. Not much to speak of, really.

But with Honda and VW making better use of their glove compartments, I thought, hey, I could do that too. So I did. Inside my CR-V's glove compartment, I put ... wait for it ... a pair of GLOVES!
Sometimes we miss the obvious. So look around and see what you see. What's been going on that maybe you haven't been noticing? What makes you go, "Wow! I didn't know that." And what, if anything, do you now want to do about it?



Anonymous Viv said...

You are a hoot, Mr Gloves in the glove compartment...

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10:56:00 AM CDT  

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