Air Horns… The Blurring Point Between Need and Want
So I was sitting here trying to think of why anyone would need an air horn and I was having trouble coming up with ideas until it hit me… You don’t need one. You want one. Because let’s face it, 99% of the time the horn on your car is going to work perfectly fine. No, it might not scare a person so bad that they’ll need to check their underwear, but it’ll get their attention right? So why then, even bother getting one? There isn’t a whole lot of practicality so why do I still want one so bad?
Mostly because I think it would be hilarious to install one on my little 4 door sedan so when I honk the horn and an ear splitting 153 dB tone erupts out of my car from my KLEINN-230PKG, people’s jaws will drop when they realize it came from my little Volkswagen.
I’d probably use my horn a lot more at people who cut me off in traffic. Actually i’d probably use my horn a lot more in general.
But I still don’t need one right?
But if I had one, I’d be able to see if I could break glass with it. It only takes about a 100 dB’s to shatter a glass and a 153 dB’s is waaaay more than that… That could be fun to try.
So then I started wondering what the difference is between need and want. A need is something that we physically and mentally need for survival. But if we want something badly enough, that can affect us mentally right?
Still with me?
So if we really want an air horn badly enough to the point where it affects us mentally, doesn’t that make it a need? In some twisted sort of way, don’t we need an air horn to be satisfied and start focusing on the other aspects of our lives once more?
I don’t think psychology books are going to be rewritten because of my theory but I know somewhere out there, someone has to agree with me on this one.
Maybe next time my neighbors annoy me with their obnoxious music I’ll pull up right outside their house at 4 in the morning and give them a little piece of my mind. All 153 dB’s of it.
And hey, if 153 dB’s is a little extreme, Sonic has plenty of other kits that are still going to make people jump out of their skin like the KLEINN-6127 which still puts out a headache inducing 131 dB’s.
In the end, the difference between need and want really doesn’t matter. Loud horns are cool and fun and so who cares if you don’t need one as long as it makes you happy right? And that’s what we try to do here at Sonic.