SOLSC Day 23
I admit that there are many things that I am not smart about. I wouldn’t think of trying to rewire the house. If issues are being discussed and I have limited knowledge on the subject there is no way I would try to pass myself off as an expert on the subject.
If I do know something I am willing to share my “smarts” on that subject with others, but not in a way that it makes the other person feel inadequate or foolish.
This is not the case for all “smarties” or those who think they know better than you. Since the end of December I have had numerous run-ins with one particular “smartie”. Every time I do something S perceives as wrong I am told about it with an insufferable “beep”.
Yes, I am talking about my new car. It is so smart that when I put the headlights on “auto” the high beams come on automatically when nothing is coming toward me and then they click off when approaching lights are sensed. Except…sometimes they go off when the car’s headlights reflect off of a sign or the roadway. Now I ask you, how smart is that? Of course I talk to the car and tell it nicely that if it is so smart it should know better.
Another thing, if I veer out of my lane it beeps at me until I get back into my lane. However, if there is a pothole in my lane of course I will veer into the other lane to avoid it. Surely the car should be able to sense this if it is so smart. Or, what if a delivery truck is parked in the driving lane? If I don’t go around it I will crash into it. Surely the camera can see that and not beep. Again, not too smart. Of course I tell it, but in a nice way.
Maybe if I keep pointing out things like this, always nicely of course, this car will realize that it is not as smart as it thinks. Then again, it may just beep at to annoy me.