Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 8, 2009, 1:08 pm
Oh my God. You haven't read even one bit of the manual.
And then you come to someplace like this and ask to be spoon-fed pieces
of it a bit at a time, because you're too lazy and can't be bothered.
What the hell does having three kids "all active in sports" and your
working have to do with anything? Nothing, that's what.
You made a CHOICE not to read your owner's manual. And it was a BAD
choice. You know nothing about the operation of your car--but hey, "I
know how to drive a car, just give me the keys to this incredibly
complex piece of technology," right?
Fuck off. If you can't be bothered to pick up the manual and read it,
then just stop right there. It's one thing not to understand what the
manual means by something; it's something else entirely to demand that
the world bow to you and your choice not to read it at all and your
demand that we feed it to you as you desire, a bit at a time.
Posted by Davoud on August 8, 2009, 3:19 pm
I was the first, or one of the first, to respond with RTFM. I did not
mean to say it in an unfriendly way; I took the trouble to add that the
sound is normal and expected.
Bzzzzzt! Wrong question! The right question was "Given that the Toyota
Prius is fundamentally different in a number ways to any other car I
have owned, should I take time from my very busy schedule to read the
The answer to that question is "Yes."
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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 8, 2009, 4:32 pm
He made the choice to bother those of us who DID read the manual and/or
lurk around to know the answer, and that was the wrong CHOICE.
Rather than use HIS OWN time, he demanded the valuable time of others.
In other words, he's a selfish asshole who doesn't think twice about
taking from others.
Posted by Was Istoben on August 8, 2009, 10:08 pm
His failure to RTFM pales in comparison to the ensuing stir. Anybody here
have a life?
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 10, 2009, 3:45 pm
I thought newsgroups were for discussion, not for reading the owner's
manual to people "too busy" (read: too lazy) to do it for themselves.
Those people can just fuck off.