We all know that the plastic handles in cars are used for hanging laundry, or maybe dangling extra air fresheners when your bro's forgotten tupperware in the trunk cracks open after you take a sharp turn and the remnants of his tuna salad finally pollute your entire vehicle with its biting aroma.
But are those the intended uses of the handles? I may have used my mom's electric griddle top as the GI Joe hell dimension, but that thing was designed to cook breakfast in a jiffy, not teach cobra commander a valuable lesson in face melting.
So why in the heck were these car handles created in the first place? Are you going to turn the car inside out and lug it around town like a purse?
Twitter just had to know, so people started putting forth interesting theories.
to keep your armpits fresh when you roll the windows down on a hot day— moira (@sadm8s) September 30, 2017
Others used it as a chance to reference their favorite '80s film.
Some of the explanations were just plain weird.
Someone presented a rather mundane, if not entirely sensible response.
Pretty sure it's a dry cleaning hook as well as leverage to assist elderly or injured individuals with getting in and out of the car— KimmyKasị 🇳🇬 (@Kimmykasi) September 28, 2017
For people to lift themselves into the car with if they have trouble standing— Otter Pharm (@GayPharmD) September 28, 2017
But that's no fun. No, after much collective deliberation, Twitter decided that it's the "mom over-exaggerating handle" or the "holy s*** handle." And it looks like they've got a point.
The mom over exaggerating handle— libster💗💗 (@libster0615) September 29, 2017
In Texas everyone knows it’s the “oh shit” handle— travo (@Traviserickso14) September 29, 2017
Oh shit handles ..to hold on if driver is getting to crazy— RedNite_Exclusives (@RnExclusives) September 28, 2017
“Brace for impact”— Hadrian (@hydrogen____) September 30, 2017
Some people had other uses for them, though.
For curvy roads to hold on to— Thapelo™ (@gibbs_Phetolo) November 9, 2017
Where my girl puts her feet sometimes— charles r bryan (@chuckfinsfan1) October 12, 2017
....it’s a handle or clothes hanger like tf😂😂— Brian Gonzalez (@itsbribrigunzz) November 30, 2017
idk i just hold it cos i like putting my arm up— ariel (@liveharlock) October 24, 2017
For when you’re teaching your teens to drive.— ivy 🌲 (@flycat636) November 9, 2017
I find most useful for egressing my seat— Cappy Lick (@CappyLick) October 25, 2017
This user came up with a pretty bizarre use for it.
Apparently for hanging clothes— ✨💎LOHAN💎✨ (@lohanbelike) October 24, 2017
So we're in agreement about the true purpose now, correct?