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Letters to Nowhere

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Road Remote

Recommended by 4 out of 5 suspicious, jealous, or control freak spouses! Stalkers welcome!!!

This is, in theory, a good idea. It is a GPS tracking device you can install in a car without detection. There is no control panel, antenna or other give away that your loving family member has installed this in your car. It can be installed in an hour or so at any repair facility. Tell the hubby you’re taking the car in for an oil change and strip him off all privacy in the process.

The program allows for total tracking of the vehicles movements 24 hrs a day via web. It provides real time following of the vehicle, complete with maps, just in case you want to... you know... show up to check on their "safety". If you are sleeping... well that’s ok. You can get up in the morning and see if your spouse varied off their normal home-from-work route.

On the web site they emphasize the "safety" factor. Know where you teens are! Never worry about your spouses "safety" again. If your car is stolen we can tell you were it is!

This is all good and well, but I wonder when they are going to get sued by grieving family when some spouse drives to the no tell motel and kills their cheating partner and the lover.

Of course just imagine the look of surprise on your kids face when you never, ever fail to track them down every time they break curfew. You would be, drum roll please, god-like mom/dad. You have the power, you know all, bow before me you puny hormone crazed kid!! Mwaa- ahh – ahh.

Even with fun of a mind trip to lay on the kid, I wouldn’t want this system. I wouldn’t want it used on me. You must have trust in any relationship. If you don’t trust them then you are living a bitter, loveless life. If you are so consumed that you go to these lengths to track your loved ones, you need help.


  • Wow, this would be cool just to track myself. Ok, I'm weird - but hey, that is me. I like to see where I am going and I like high-tech toys. My wife doesn't drive, but I'm sure she would like to know where I am. I wonder how long it will be until they add web cams to cars.


    By Blogger Lewis E. Moten III, at 1:49 AM  

  • I have to agree with you. We are getting so far away from just being people who look each other in the eyes and see truth... or lies. Pretty soon we'll have personal hand-held perfume and saliva detectors.

    By Blogger Justice, at 12:39 PM  

  • Nope, don't want anything to do with it. If *I* can track me, *THEY* can track me and there's no way in hell I'm trusting THEM.



    By Blogger Garrison Steelle, at 1:19 PM  

  • Hear, hear!

    And it'll only work once. After your spouse/child hears "I tracked the car to this house," well, next time somebody else is driving. Or they take a cab or bus. You get the idea.

    I can't see how this would help matters much.

    By Blogger Silly Old Bear, at 3:11 PM  

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