Friday, July 31, 2009

Rental Car Mystery

I was recently on a business trip to Colorado, where I rented a car—a Hyundai, I think. Operating and driving a rental car is always a bit of a trick since each car is just a little bit different. I usually take some time at the car rental facility to familiarize myself with the mirror controls, windshield wiper controls, lights, etc. One night I was driving in Boulder and it was raining, I had the front wipers on, but wondered if there were rear wipers on this car. Since rear wiper controls are often tucked away in various places, I started scanning the dash and probing for buttons with my finger. To the left of the steering column was a button labeled “ESC”. I was pretty sure this was not for the rear wipers (which, turns out, the car did not have), but I wondered what it could be. I was oh-so-tempted to press the button, but had visions of myself flying through the roof on a rocket powered ejector seat, so I used restraint. Still wonder what it did…

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 07/31/2009 at 08:13 AM
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