So we are recruiting for a Content Marketing Manager position, which has lead to me reading several funny stories about applicants’ interest in cars. One recent applicant mentioned a funny old VW Bug story. Which made we wonder, do we all have a funny old VW Bug story? Personally, I was probably 7 or 8 years old before I learned the handles in a car weren’t for reverse. In my dad’s old Beetle in the 70’s – hold the handle, open the door, stick out your foot and push backward: reverse.
I Googled for places where other VW stories might reside, and found this article posted in Jalopnik a few years back. He’s pointing out those cute little Beetles actually may be quite dangerous. But isn’t it true that sometimes bad experiences of the past become fond memories of today? In the case of being a child watching my dad working on his VW Bug, I say “yes.” I wonder if he would agree.
Here’s the article. As always with Jalopnik, good for laughs: