I'll admit it. I think it's funny when you see those videos online that make fun of the fact that modern-day kids don't know what to do with a rotary phone or a cassette tape and Walkman. But my 12-year-old son floored me when he showed me a feature in my SUV that I never knew existed.

You're probably thinking he knew about a gadget or something on the new fancy connective dashboards. It had nothing to do with any technology whatsoever. In fact, it's so simple it made me wonder how long this feature has been in cars and I just never knew about it.

I had just picked him up from school and we were driving west on Route 6. The sun was already starting to set, so it was in our eyes. My son flung down his visor and asked me to put down mine. Then, he reached across and extended the visor a few more inches. He just pulled it right out. Never in all my life have I ever seen someone do this. How long has this been going on? Please tell me this is a fairly new option in vehicles. I mean, it's a pretty simple concept, but I'm telling you, I've never seen it in any car – old or new.

It baffles me sometimes how the simplest inventions took so long to get put into practice in the real world. We put a man on the moon, but it took 40 extra years for engineers to come up with modern-day luggage with wheels that turn every which way. We were muscling coolers onto the beach in the late '80s. How did no one think to put wheels on those things?

And how did it take until nearly the year 2020 to figure out how to better position the sun visor in our cars?

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