You hear a car alarm go off and you spring to action, knowing that someone is being attacked as they approach their car and they are signaling for help as they fight off their attacker, right? No, of course not. You know that some lame schlub has accidentally pushed the big red panic button on the fob as they are fumbling with their keys. These panic buttons have never been effective and are now only a meaningless annoyance.
So why are they still manufacturing them?
I once sat helplessly in the car, waiting for the Spousal Unit to come out of the liquor store, as the horn blasted incessantly and people glared at me as they passed. Without a key to put into the ignition, all I could do was shrug and look sheepish, alternating with pretending I was invisible. Meanwhile, the Spousal Unit was in the long pre-Grey Cup game beer-buying lineup, wondering who the hell was making such an ungodly racket on a Sunday afternoon.
And another thing, why the hell do people feel the need to lock their cars so audibly and aggressively? Do they think that I am impressed by the fact that they have a remote entry key fob? Considering that every single fucking person in the world has one, I seriously doubt that the possession of a piece of plastic that will allow you to lock and unlock your car from 25 feet away will make you the object of envy.
Perhaps they keep forgetting to push the lock button on the door handle as they are exiting. I can certainly understand that, I am sure they have a lot on their minds. It's hard to remember to ask for extra foam on your latte this time, when you are also trying to remember to order that second pump of vanilla. Some people have far too much going on in their lives to remember to push a button on a door handle they are hanging on to anyway.
And it's always a good idea to lock your door several times in a row, of course. Just in case it didn't really take the first time. Besides everybody enjoys the sound of your fucking car horn. Trust me, I know, I've seen the looks on people's faces as I've sat in a honking car.