A couple takeaways for me: (1) Don't fly airplanes without shoulder harnesses. If you can't afford shoulder harnesses, you can't afford to fly. Not worth it. (2) This plane begged the pilots not to fly it. It screamed out that it had a problem. Our airplane engines are super robust. If something is wrong, it will usually tell you long before things get ugly, but you have to be willing to listen.
All good pilot behavior. I have one more. According to the FAA's statistics, Palo Alto is the second busiest single runway airport in the US (behind San Diego International), so we keep our runway in use constantly. If you fly somewhere like Palo Alto or San Carlos (or SAN), there's no need to cook the brakes or flat spot your tires to make an early exit, but once you are slowed down enough to make a comfortable turn off, make it snappy. Add a little power and get off. There are people waiting.