Bumper stickers annoy me. I would like to say “I don’t know why!” but in truth I do. They are the Twitter for the simple. They are single-thought-tweets that someone wrote and slapped on sticky politicized paper that some OTHER person saw, decided that it exemplified their most poignant thought, then slapped on their own car. I had one, once. It was purchased when I was 22. It said “the more people I meet, the more I like my cat.”. It was and is 100% true. I picked it up for $5 and stuck it on the bumper of my 1988 silver Chevy Sprint. I took it off within a year realizing it was dopey.
What I do not get is a person’s desire to drive around all day bragging, because that is what it is, that they support a cause or feel a certain way about something inane or have been somewhere on vacation.
I’ve been to Florida!
Kids with (insert disease) aren’t odd, they are extra interesting!
Vote the way I do!
Eat at Joe’s
Do people really think that me reading their bumper will say “yes, I will feel that way now/eat there, vote that way/stop feeling bad for kids with schistosomiasis…? Really? Or is it just a way of saying “I’m better than you because….” Which is wholly laughable as you rarely if ever see a bumper sticker on a Jaguar.
Equally irritating. “Baby on Board” hangy things and window stickers. Why? I ask again, why? Do you beli eve that I will refrain from driving unsafely around your minivan because I see this? Perhaps it is more self serving. I have kids. They were all babies. They made me insane. Maybe you are just hoping people won’t honk near your vehicle and thereby ruin the only peace and quiet you have managed to eak out all week. Guess what? Makes me want to honk more. There is no way a mere sticker is affording you something I haven’t had in 23 years.
Finally, the epitome of tacky and ridiculous, “stick figure family” stickers. I see them and I dislike you. Why I ask again, why do you feel the need to advertise how many kids and pets you have and all of their assorted hobbies? Gee. Little girl thinks she is a fairy princess. Little boy plays a variety of sports. Oh look a baby with a baby sized hockey stick. There is dad with a cell phone and golf clubs. There is mom, holding up the stereotypes with a frying pan in one hand and one of those stupid foam “#1″ booster hand things. Why? Are you bragging, because few single people will ever look at this and say “success! I want what they have!” Most people who do not take part in this idiocy simply look and say “boring people who couldn’t find fatter stickers that look more like them”. Even more lame are people who have no family and try to make it look like they and their dog or cat(s) are a family. Why… Why I ask you.
The more people I meet the more I like my cat…