The Big 5 – When was your last Duh moment?

There I was sitting behind the wheel of our new 2012 Hyundai Elantra, a fine car by any standard. I think one’s initial reaction when they first get into their new automobile is to take a look at all those dials and twiddly-bits, buttons and sliders that you’ll be using when driving.  It’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the windshield wiper control before driving in the rain. Figuring out how to twin my iPhone with the car took a few moments. All was going well; I was pleased as Punch with the lay-out of the dashboard and was concentrating on the numerous controls located on the steering wheel. I noticed that several of these buttons on the steering wheel – cruise control, audio system – had small bumps on them. “Isn’t that wonderful,” I said. “They think of everything, they’ve even put Braille on the steering wheel controls.” Duh?!?

Braille on steering wheel?
Braille on steering wheel?
Me DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

3 thoughts on “The Big 5 – When was your last Duh moment?

  1. Now that’s a good one that I had to read – twice… duh! Thanks for your entry.

    1. My pleasure. Odd how we seem to think the addition of Braille on the buttons is a matter of thinking of all the details in designing the car, before it dawns on us that if you need Braille you probably shouldn’t be driving!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close