Monday, March 16, 2009

l8r sk8r

i'm intrigued by cars with bumper stickers. actually, maybe not so much the cars, but the driving force that causes a person to put a sticker on their car. i mean, that's kind of a big deal, right? 

one day you think it's a good idea to make a political statement, declare your love for corgis, or encourage other drivers to "honk if you like my driving" and the next thing you know global warming isn't real, you hate corgis and now favor the doberman, and you're just tired of being honked at. then what? it's not like you can just peel the sticker off. 

i think what i appreciate most is that bumper stickers give you a tiny glimpse into the psyche of the car's owner. in less than six inches they can express religious or political beliefs, identify hobbies, or tell you what the driver would rather be doing. but regardless of what they say, you always want to look in the driver's window as you pass them--if only to confirm that the driver looks exactly as you thought they would (this never happens, btw).

in a way, i kind of admire people with bumper stickers. imagine feeling so passionately about something that you'd commit real estate on your car for eternity. i feel like committing to marriage is an easier, more realistic proposition.

if you had to put a bumper sticker on your car, what would it say?

3 comments:

  1. i got paid to put this on here.

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  2. I think you should start a discussion about the whack jobs that don't do bumper stickers, but have stupid things like dolphins painted on their back windows (I seriously saw this today), or wilderness scenes, or the big RIP stickers which just depress you when you drive by because they're never for someone who lived a long life, but a child who was probably sick. I don't know when people started to use their cars as billboards, but it needs to stop! There are enough distractions on the road.

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  3. I came "this" close to buying a bumper sticker that said "Honk if you think I'm Jesus." I thought it was hiLARious, not to mention twisted. Honestly, I really wanted to use it until reality set in and I remember how fanatical people can be about their religious beliefs. I'd hate arrive at my car some day and see something horrible or disgusting done to it because someone took the statement too seriously.
    I'm genuinely entertained by bumper stickers and whacky paintings on windows, not to mention Truck Nutz. Sure beats staring at beige Camry's for hours on end.

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