Ohm Slaw

Brian Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Sun May 12 21:44:21 EDT 2002

On 12 May 2002 at 18:57, Keith Rowland wrote:

> Excellent case in point
> was the
> ridiculous and totally unnecessary changing of "cycles" to "Hertz" and
> so forth.

Yeah but it's the contemporary ego-soothing thing they do...

A prime example of a parallel is the absurd practice of naming bridges after
politicians! It was bad enough with the buildings.
Now it's every highway, bridge, tree and crosswalk that gets named for someone!

So Hertz, annoying as it may be to us all, may be the least of our worries. What if
they started changing everything from MPH to Ford.
They could change km/hr to say, "Suzuki!"

"Honey slow down! You're driving 60 Fords!"

"No, sweetheart, you are mistaken. This is one of those new cars with the
speedometer that reads in Fords AND Suzukis. We're actually  going 60 Suzis
which is equivalent to only about 40 Fords!"

And just be glad that they didn't change the unit of time from minutes to Bulovas,
or from Hours to Timexes. Think how annoyingly stupid THAT would be. I've grown
accustomed to Hertz pretty much, but I still find it annoying that they arbitrarily did
that. They didn't ask ME what I thought!


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