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Old 04-14-2005, 01:44 PM
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Exclamation Why do women use the horn more aggressively than men?

I would never post something this silly and irrelevant but the last 4 or 5 times I have been blasted by a horn, I have always looked in the mirror to see a middle-aged lady as the perpetrator. Usually she is in an SUV or a heavy duty sedan with a powerful engine.
The last and most recent was 10 minutes ago as I was coming back from Lunch.
The scenario is always the same. There is usually an easy alternative solution to using the horn for the for the perpetrator, such as a slight turn or a brief pause on the brakes, but she rarely uses it. Instead she issues a Mega Blast or Double Mega Blast from the horn. This is followed by a Full Throttle Blast of a 24 valve DOHC 6 cylinder and the screeching of tires as they swerve to go around you with their size 7 XXX shoe pumping 300 hp of heavy Metal.
The time previous to that I was blasted with the horn was right in front of my own house in a quiet neighborhood.
The Lady could have easily driven around me. I was so p____ at her rudeness I yelled at her "Lady you need to start taking some estrogen to chill your menopause!" She gave me the finger after that. ( I am usually pretty quiet and easygoing unless I am sleep-short).
Obviously someone is going to say what does this have to do with Mercedes Diesel engines. Since I once drove a W123 240D I collected more than my share of hornblasts.
There must be some invention or something that someone here on the Forum could come up with to stop this horrible practice. I hardly ever use my horn and always slow down to let Senior Drivers in or to let them blend into high speed traffic more easily by setting a pick for them. Personally I would like some type of magnetic device that would disarm their Credit Cards.
Its frustrating. At least with a guy, you could roll around on the ground and exchange fisticuffs ( since in middle age we tend to have a lot of padding it would be like Bugs Bunny fighting the Pillsbury Doughboy )until one of the two of you passed out due to oxygen starvation, arthritis or some other middle age sypmtom, but who wants to roll around on the ground with some tough lady.
Heck, if these ladies fight the way they drive, she might even get the better of you.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:47 PM
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hormone driven mental instability.......






my wifes gonna get me for that comment....
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I forget about my horn. If somebody does something stupid, I usually just sit there and cuss. In my first car, the horn was broke the day I got it and I never fixed it, so I think that led to my reduced usage. I did have the best bumper sticker on that car, though...Horn's Broke, Watch for Finger.
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There's no use trying to respond in anger. Instead, respond with a smile and a wave, followed by suggestive tongue motions once you have her attention. Believe me, this seems to give them pause. I've never had one get out of the car and come after me, but I suppose then you could drive off, saying "No thanks, I've given up beef!"
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Richard, the answer to that question is very simple:

Women use the horn, men use their middle finger, or, their fists if things escalate.




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There must be some invention or something that someone here on the Forum could come up with to stop this horrible practice.

It's already invented. It's called a "proximity regulator". It will work very effectively, because said person is right on your ass. Do a search.

I'm going to install a modified version on the SDL. I'd like to eject straight diesel fuel right out of a couple of nozzles pointing rearward at about 6 feet off the pavement. The problem is mounting the nozzles without drilling the body. I might just capitulate and drill the body to mount suitable nozzles adjacent to the license plate.

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Old 04-14-2005, 02:31 PM
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Brian, why don't you just make a custom license plate frame with nozzles on it? The fuel can be passed through the body via a banjo bolt that also holds the plate and frame.
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Brian, why don't you just make a custom license plate frame with nozzles on it?
I still will need to drill the body behind the plate to pass the tubing and fit the banjo bolt.

Probably just as easy to drill adjacent to the plate and install some grommets.
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you are too d*** fast with the keys! (see my edit above).......edit, thought about it a minute, sorry, never mind!
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:36 PM
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Richard, the answer to that question is very simple:

Women use the horn, men use their middle finger, or, their fists if things escalate.







It's already invented. It's called a "proximity regulator". It will work very effectively, because said person is right on your ass. Do a search.

I'm going to install a modified version on the SDL. I'd like to eject straight diesel fuel right out of a couple of nozzles pointing rearward at about 6 feet off the pavement. The problem is mounting the nozzles without drilling the body. I might just capitulate and drill the body to mount suitable nozzles adjacent to the license plate.
I almost did something like that in my younger days.....using a remote resivour and windshield wiper pump with a dash switch.....I never went through with it.....I was going to use brake fluid. I had three fooglights with the lenses removed facing out the back window wired to a dash switch....VERY effective at getting rid of tailgaters at night. eventually got rid of thse however on my own.....technically they couldn't bust me with an equipment violation becasue of how it was set up. but that was 25 years ago.
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I almost did something like that in my younger days.....using a remote resivour and windshield wiper pump with a dash switch.....I never went through with it.....I was going to use brake fluid. I had three fooglights with the lenses removed facing out the back window wired to a dash switch....VERY effective at getting rid of tailgaters at night. eventually got rid of thse however on my own.....technically they couldn't bust me with an equipment violation becasue of how it was set up. but that was 25 years ago.
With those two slow vehicles you now own, you should reconsider it.

But, don't use brake fluid. No reason to strip the paint of the $hitbox. Just want to stink it up a bit and get a good dollop of fuel on the windshield.
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Brian, why don't you just make a custom license plate frame with nozzles on it? The fuel can be passed through the body via a banjo bolt that also holds the plate and frame.
Is brake fluid that caustic on auto paint?

I love this idea Perhaps some modified winshield washer jets with adjustable nozzles will do the trick.
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With those two slow vehicles you now own, you should reconsider it.

But, don't use brake fluid. No reason to strip the paint of the $hitbox. Just want to stink it up a bit and get a good dollop of fuel on the windshield.

I was an agrey youth back then...I have meelowed out and never really considered it since.....

I don't have that many beligerant tailgaters anymore......last one was about a month ago....a jerk with a fairly new BMW...that almost found out my rear bumper was stronger than his grill and hood were when I slammed on my brakes....(with the W123)
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you are too d*** fast with the keys! (see my edit above).......edit, thought about it a minute, sorry, never mind!

LOLOL..........you edited it to add the banjo bolt..............LMAO...........I thought that, because I am so focking blind, I didn't see it the first time.................so I edited mine.
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Is brake fluid that caustic on auto paint?

I love this idea Perhaps some modified winshield washer jets with adjustable nozzles will do the trick.
If it isn't washed off soon it will discolor or even lift paint....most victims won't even think to do that.
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Is brake fluid that caustic on auto paint?

I love this idea Perhaps some modified winshield washer jets with adjustable nozzles will do the trick.
Yep, brake fluid will strip the paint.

That's what I want to do, but, I need to make it look like a professional installation with the w/s jets permanently mounted on the back panel in the trunk. Then route fuel oil from under the hood into the trunk via plastic tubing.
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