Thursday, August 02, 2007
The graphic above is a screenshot of a CNN article that describes the crappy bumpers of Mercedes C-class cars. Evidently they don't survive car collisions very well.
Notice the reply of Mercedes - "...because its bumper is designed to minimize injuries to pedestrians struck by the car."
Is this the best excuse the PR Department could conjure up?!
"Werner, I really like what you've done with the C-class styling, but something seems wrong with that big bumper."
"Why's that, Mr. Benz?"
"Well, you know our customers are a lethal lot. Next thing you know, parking lots are going to be littered with the dead and maimed."
"Hmmm. I see what you mean. I'll lower the bumper. For the people."
"Good boy, Werner. And you know what?"
"We should put a couple vials of morphine in the glove box. You know - for the victims. Knee injuries hurt you know."
"God bless you, boss! I'm so glad we're looking out for everyone. Including our victims!"
"Tut-tut, Werner. They're our CUSTOMER'S victims. We just make the cars."
Together: (HA HA HA HA HA HA)
Note: Tonight, I had a beer with a C-class owner. He said he feels a lot more comfortable parking in busy shopping malls now.