So check it out, here's what bothers me now:
I could totally turn this around and ask the same question about myself: why does this bother me so much, and what does that say about me? I love studying the way peoples' minds work, it's fascinating. I'd love to go back to college and learn more about this subject now that I'm older and more appreciative.
So that last picture, the one of the VW Bug that was taken in the dark, is actually a friend of mine. Not the car, stupid, the guy who drives it. His name is Steve and he is part of the windshield wiper weirdo club. I was pretty excited when I found this out, naturally. He debunked my hypothesis that turning the ignition off while the wipers are in motion is hard on the wiper motor and would decrease the life of it. Steve is a tech guy, he's pretty savvy when it comes to electronics and such, so I conceded in that discussion. If my memory serves me correctly, when I asked him what goes through his mind when he leaves the wipers erect, he simply said, "I dunno, just never noticed before".
Now that it has become a hot topic, something tells me he'll notice every time. And if he continues to leave em up, then we truly have some interesting shit to think about! Haha.
Oh and by-the-way, Steve is a new blogger here just like myself, so go check out his page and say hello: http://lostambition.blogspot.com/