Yes, I understand that this is a First World Problem and that compared to other difficulties in the world, this is a stupid thing to get upset over. But who, by that is holy, designed modern car keys? They do all kinds of things that I never request of them. Because they have buttons and are in my pocket my car carries out unintended orders ALL OF THE GET-OUT TIME! For example, you have your arms full of stuff to put in your car, you get there and find that it is LOCKED and you have to set everything down, dig in your pockets, and because I am both dyslexic and developing poor eyesight, have a Jim-dandy of a time trying to unlock the blessed car BECAUSE OF THIS:
I will admit, I was a bit enamored of the thing when I first got it. You pressed the little circle thingy and the key part of the key swings out. I thought this would better on the material of my pocket. But no, because the button sticks out so far that is constantly being pressed in my pocket and THIS happens:
Just about every button on my "key" that could be pressed was set in motion because I made the mistake of putting the key in my pocket with something else that must have kept activating all of the buttons.
So here I am feeling old and cranky again . . . but remember when THIS was a car key?
It didn't need a battery
If you needed another it was able to be copied inexpensively
It didn't do funny things in your pocket
It didn't activate anything you didn't intend to be activated
It doesn't cut down on nearly as much time in Purgatory
It didn't make nearly as interesting a blog post.