I got into a fenderbender on the way home from work today.
I’ve always believed that all traffic engineers are related to body and fender shop owners.
The intersection where it happened is notorious for exactly these type of accidents.
There’s a reason they call them accidents. No one intended for it to happen, but it did–by accident.
I heard a great comment on NPR’s Fresh Air the other day. I believe it might have been Jake Tapper, but since the quote is wrongly attributed to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens nom de plum), if I attribute it wrongly, so be it.
The comment was, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.”
A day or so later I read that Ford was no longer going to manufacture sedans, but would focus on trucks and SUV or crossover vehicles that look like this:
Ford Expedition 2019
It’s kind of interesting that Henry Ford’s vehicles started out looking like this,
Ford Model T 1907-1927
eventually evolving into this.
Ford Model A – 1927-1931
Notice any similarities in the body shapes? He might have been onto something a century or so ago.
Maybe Henry Ford’s design
Would repeat again, after a time.
The shape of his car proved to be fine,
And history, does–once again–rhyme.