Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Unintended Consequences of Cell Phone App
I just experienced an unintended consequence of the McDonalds Mobile app. With this app, you can pre-order your meal, motor to the restaurant you pre-selected, pull into a numbered parking spot (usually next to the drive-thru overflow spots), click a button to place your order and pay. The restaurant then cooks and assembles your order and brings it to you curb-side.
Now, as for the unintended consequence. After pulling into the numbered spot and placing/paying for my order, I discovered I had 3 to 5 minutes with nothing to do. So I pulled out my trusty can of Lemon Pledge and a clean buffing rag and went to town on the windshield and other tupperware. So not only did I get a delicious meal, I got a clean(er) bike!
While the above was overwhelmingly positive, a word of caution. Over-use of this app may cause a reduction in your bike's fuel efficiency as the contact patch between you and your saddle grows ever wider.
74 CB750 K4
77 CB550 K3
82 GL1100 Interstate w/ Auburn Gemini (doublewide) Sidecar
What?? SELL a bike??
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lots of things. You've been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. Its having the right attitudes that's hard.
PGR since 2011