San Franciscans Lose Their Shit Over Driver's Annoying Car Alarm

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If you asked us, since its inception, the audible car alarm has been about as useless as diet water, pet rocks, or the two-person sweatshirt.

No, we don't have scientific proof of all that, but what we do have are enough anecdotes like the one above (which we spotted on Reddit on Monday), illustrating once again that the only thing your car alarm will do right is torment the entire neighborhood with its nagging noise.

Who knows if the above San Francisco driver actually dodged any car crooks with that skittish alarm. What we do know for sure is that the mysterious driver is definitely driving the wrong kind of people the right amount of crazy.

Update: Apparently, the image which resurfaced yesterday on Reddit was taken back in 2003. A decade later, it's still relevant and damn funny!




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Sierrajeff
Sierrajeff

I think car alarms should just be banned.  When they first came out in the '80s, yeah, one would go off and people would rush to the window to catch the crook in the act... when's the last time *that* has happened?  Everyone I know, the first and only reaction, the second a car alarm goes off, is "Oh for the love of... now I've got to listen to that for 15 minutes."  Frankly most people I know would be happy to see a car get trashed if its alarm keeps going off.

Jessica Fitzpatrick
Jessica Fitzpatrick

Yes,I expect the world to revolve around me. Uhm, no. I have no respect for people who use threats to confront a situation.

Fred Arellano
Fred Arellano

Car alarms and leaf blowers.....the bane of our culture.

Misty Gandee
Misty Gandee

Having a car in the city, is more of a hassle, but muni sucks in ocean beach, so i gotta keep it

I-lean Dover
I-lean Dover

Oh ... & while were at it ... How bout all the Dot Commers & transplants

Mike Cantwell
Mike Cantwell

I love how some people's mentality is "my rights are being violated, therefore it is fine to threaten violence and violation of another person's rights." #wowSF

Matthew Hersh
Matthew Hersh

So here's the funny thing. Its a picture from Filmore and Haight street, but its from 2003. Hardly new or newsworthy.

Thom DuKan
Thom DuKan

Good to see how tolerant everyone is

Oskar Mosco
Oskar Mosco

(I likely would have dropped a brick over the windshield.)

Keith Henderson
Keith Henderson

When we were living in Glen Park in the late 90's we would have alarms going off all the time as we were on a street where people would park their cars and then walk several blocks to their homes. When the alarms would go off they could not hear them so we would have to listen to the alarms going off and no one to shut them off. I started putting the notes on the windshields. It did not make any difference until I started putting Vaseline on the notes and sticking them on the windows. This solved the problem, as I always put the note on the windshield on the drivers side. Watching the drivers of the cars trying to remove the grease from there windows made my day.

Bonnie Parker De Angelis
Bonnie Parker De Angelis

BWHAHAHAHAHA! I couldn't stop laughing!!!!! Hahahahaha! I was thinking about the notes I left on peoples cars while living 10 years on Potrero St.!!! Hahahahaha! I'm sorry, I must be one of those "overly sensitive SF pussies!!" Hahahahahahahahaha…Rawia, This is the best post so far!!! I can't stop laughing!! WE ALL know exactly how that guy felt! We just never wrote it in a note! Hahahahaha!

Gordon Chen
Gordon Chen

pshhh dont be jealous you drive a pos...

Elana Garfinkle
Elana Garfinkle

Honestly, if you knew how annoying it is to have your car broken into three times in San Francisco. ...

David William Wagner
David William Wagner

In the civilized world Beetow a car after 15 minutes of the alarm going off. Figure it out

Leslie West
Leslie West

^ because the world must revolve around you right?

Alex Nevarez
Alex Nevarez

and usually is 90's honda piece of Sh*t with a detachable cd player LOL, there are a couple around my neighborhood and get trashed once in a while by neighbors :D

Eugene Goodrich
Eugene Goodrich

They were polite enough not to silence the alarm themselves.

Heather Gamberg
Heather Gamberg

Doesn't matter if it's sensitive or broken. If the owner is not close enough to hear the alarm and turn it off, s/he shouldn't use it.

John Espinola
John Espinola

Idiot parks in my area , black BMW , constant alarm as regular cars drive by, ahole knows it, he or she deserves to have the car towed or ticketed

Heather Madison
Heather Madison

Some people have very sensitive or broken alarm that are set off by wind...

Rose Zee
Rose Zee

I had a car where the car alarm stopped working. It was the most free feeling. No more locking the doors, no more useless beep beep while walking away. Nobody ever broke into it. It was a nice car too.

Leo Villacorte
Leo Villacorte

and also over annoying pricks who park their car in the middle of a large two space parking spot

Derek Jansen
Derek Jansen

Maybe this person doesn't have a car alarm, but wants potential crooks to think twice before breaking in?

Sierrajeff
Sierrajeff

Evidence that having an alarm would have stopped these acts?  (When's the last time anyone ever even looked out the window when a car alarm was going off - other than, maybe, to see if it was their own car?)

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