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Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 07:00:59 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: cupholders

Johannes wrote: > > Malt_Hound wrote: > >>Johannes wrote: >> >>>"Stephen B." wrote: >>> >>> >>>>>On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:18:46 -0400, ma_twain >>>>>wrote: >>>>> >>>> >>>><snip> >>>> >>>>>>However, >>>>>>a paper cup of coffee flying around the inside of a car in an accident >>>>>>would probably cause only minimal bodily harm. A full metal coffee >>>>>>travel tumbler would really hurt. >>>> >>>>Just watch out for the air bag when you have a tray with four cups of coffee >>>>on your lap. I know a guy that had the cups disintegrate when his wife >>>>crashed and the airbags deployed. Guess where the coffee ended up. >>> >>> >>>Drinks in cups are not allowed in my car. (My rules!) Drinking from a small >>>cola bottle is allowed. Yes, smoking and animals are also on my banned list. >>>You sometimes get blind passengers as I discovered when a frog came out of >>>the front grille. >> >>You guys are hilarious... >> >>I drink coffee in my cars from a cup made for commuters. It has a tight >>fitting lid with a small opening to sip from. It fits snuggly in the >>cup holder and it never spills. I obviously do not drink from it when >>heavy traffic dictates full attention, but while cruising along on the >>wide-open highway it is quite easy to drink your coffee and not be >>distracted in the least. I do not even have to take my eyes off the >>road ahead to do so. >> >>I occasionally smoke cigars in my cars, too, but of course I crack the >>window open. The car does not smell in the least. I do not leave the >>butts in the car. When I'm done with the cigar, it gets ejected out the >>window. It's just a leaf (biodegradeable, and all that...) >> >>I have a black Labrador Retriever. He loves to go for rides in my cars. >> I love to take him along. You'll often see us tooling around together >>in the evening in my Z3 roadster with the top down. He sheds some hair. >> I vacuum it up later. He puts his nose on a window or two now and >>then. Windex works quite well on nose prints. >> >>Here's the key: I clean my cars regularly, inside and out. If you take >>care of them by cleaning, there is no reason to forbid all activity that >>might "soil" the interior. Heck, it's just a car... >> >>-Fred W > > > You really can't smell something that envelops you all the time. When I > bought my 9000 in 1997, it was owned by a dog owner, the dog was an > obese 10 stone old dog with a heart condition and very sweaty. The > poor dog couldn't understand why I was driving off with the car. I took > out the read seats and cleaned them with an industrial cleaner which I > understood is used in pubs and hotels etc. Then I drove with open > windows for a couple of months to get rid of the residual smell. While I do understand your point, my dog is young, in good running shape, does not smell bad or have halitosis, and has *no* stones (as we had him neutered last year) ;-) But I would bet that I may not smell (ahem) minor traces of cigar smoke as I as you say am immersed in it regularly. I actually find it somewhat appealing anyway... -Fred W

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