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In which i rant about bumper stickers

Family Outline

 

I was just driving home from dropping my cousin off at Duke and the last thing she asked me was “have you even written a post this week?”  Of course, it’s Wednesday and the answer is “NO! I haven’t written a thing in days.”

 

Of course, mostly this is because I can’t write when people are around and talking to me all the time but also, it usually takes something to inspire me.  At any rate, on the way home I was on I-40 driving and while I normally enjoy that drive, two things were annoying me and I wanted to discuss one of them with you.

 

Well, not actually discuss it with you as I’m typing here and you’re reading it (or not reading it as it were) and that’s not actually considered a discussion but you get my drift, don’t ya?  So, I was driving along and I was spacing out and looking at the other cars and I realized that other than left lane drivers (which I’m not going to get into today), my other pet peeve was stupid, insidious bumper stickers.

 

Now I realize that most people can’t afford to buy the car that best reflects our personality so the only device left for personalizing a car is either “pimping” the car out (which I offered to do for Kevin’s BMW but he refused for some reason which is really too bad because I was thinking flames and leather and … ) or adding some bumper stickers.

 

Now as you know, or you would if you had read THIS post, I have a bumper sticker on my car that I feel reflects my personality.  I don’t have a problem with awesome bumper stickers.  It’s the stupid ones that annoy me so I’m going to explain about my top four “I FUCKING HATE THESE” Bumper stickers.

 1.  My kid is an honor roll student and xyz school.

Ok, seriously? I DON’T FUCKING CARE.  Can I be any clearer than that?  How insecure are you and your kid that you have to publicize the one mediocre thing your kid did on your car?  Do you have any idea of just HOW many kids make the honor roll?  A TON!  I mean, a whole lot of kids.  So big deal.  Can’t you just give them a kiss and tell them you’re proud of them?  I hate these bumper stickers.

Terrific Kid

2.  My kid is a terrific child. 

OH MY GOD!!  This is even worse.  Can your child not even make The Honor Roll?  Of course you think your kid is terrific.  I mean, if you don’t your kid is terrific than who the hell does?  But once again, I don’t care and moreover, it’s annoying that you’re pandering to the other parents in the world by informing us of that.  These look like the type of parents who will eventually tell their kids that they’re the “best” and everything is everybody else’s fault and therefore don’t take any damn responsibility for ones self.  Seriously, get that damn sticker off your car.  Even if your kid was terrific why broadcast it out to the world?

3.  Those stupid family outline stickers.

OH GOD!  When I drive up and see a car with the “mom” and the “dad” and the “boy” and the “girl” and the “cat” and the “dog” all I can think of is WHY????  Why is that shit on your window?  Nobody but you cares how many kids and pets you have.  It’s not like they’re cute or even original.  What the hell is up with this “I got an outline of my family shit?”  No really. What is up with that?

4.  Your monogram.

Yep, lately everyone has their initials in monogram form on their back window.  Is that because all cars look the same and if you walk up to a jeep you can say, “oh that’s not mine, those aren’t my initials?”  If that’s the reason then I actually get it because I have stood in front of a White Lexus LX470 before pressing my key button and cursing the fact that the car wouldn’t unlock only to discover that “hey, this isn’t my car!”

However, wouldn’t it be better to simply put an awesome bumper sticker on the car so it would be personalized?  I mean, I suppose to some extent your monogram is personalized but the concept sure as hell isn’t.

 

So why, WHY, can’t people at least put interesting bumper stickers on their car?  I mean, some people don’t like mine but at least it’s interesting right?  I also like the one that says, “Do I look like a people person to you?”  That one’s cool.

 

Or at least a conversation starter like “my daughter’s a crackwhore.”  I mean you NEVER see a bumper sticker like that.  I realize that there are a lot of “clever” bumper stickers out there like “my child beat up your honor roll student.”  These are just plain dumb too. Show a little personality people and if you don’t have one, then just don’t show anything.

 

I’m just saying …

 

 

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46 Comments

  1. Vinobaby
    July 21, 2011

    The “In Memory Of…” ones drive me nuts. If someone puts my name and death date on the rear window of their minivan or old pick up truck when I die, I swear, I will come back and haunt them forever.

    Although I did see one fab family outline sticker–the Ass family–I had to take a pic and plan on blogging about it myself one of these days…

    Cheers

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      i forgot that one…there’s plenty of others. these are just my least fav

  2. AZ
    July 21, 2011

    Ok–how can you have this blog without mentioning your own bumper sticker…..which you are known over the entire city for!! Come on Lynn–tell everyone that story if you have not already.

  3. Trinh
    July 21, 2011

    Ditto to AZ…have not heard the story and would like to. Actually I knew your car before I knew you and was always curious….

  4. JessRoten
    July 21, 2011

    Just visualized the crazy cat woman car. A one woman stencil with numerous cat stencils.

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      hahaha…that would actually be funny. God those bumper stickers are stupid.

  5. Name *
    July 21, 2011

    If you find the “my child beat up your honor student” sticker, please send one my way. Hilarious post, and I now be paying much closer attention to bumper stickers!

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      OMG! have you not seen those? they’re everywhere. I could order you one off the internet if you’d like. How have you been?

  6. Kristen
    July 21, 2011

    The stick-figure families are the most irritating, in my opinion. It’s like an invitation for a pedophile to follow your minivan home and kidnap your 3 young boys.

  7. Stephanie
    July 21, 2011

    Okay, the best thing I ever saw was those stupid family bumper stickers… but the mom’s head had been scratched off. I asked why.

    “The bitch divorced me and took my kids.”

    Sad, but made me giggle.

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      wow. that is sad.

    • Kristen
      July 21, 2011

      Haha. Yeah, time for some anger management maybe?

      • Lynn
        July 21, 2011

        Nah. I just like to bitch about stuff. I have mucho control over my anger

        • Kristen
          July 21, 2011

          Oh, not you, Lynn. The guy who scratched his ex-wife’s face off the sticker.

  8. Name *
    July 21, 2011

    The best one I saw was Be Alert… WE need more Lerts! lol

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      That’s so funny! See? That’s what I’m talking about…show some personality

  9. Name *
    July 21, 2011

    Another thing I don’t get are the people with stuffed animals or beanie babies stacked in their rear window. Creepy.

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      Or hats! I always pass these men with tons of hats in the back window. What’s up with that?

  10. Jenn
    July 21, 2011

    LOL I hate bumper stickers.
    My daughter brought home an Honor Roll bumper sticker and it’s proudly being displayed…in my filing cabinet.

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      hahaha..and that’s EXACTLY where it should be

  11. Maybe it’s just me and the fact that I don’t trust people, but it seems to be that having such stickers on your car blasts WAAAAaaay too personal information out there for the world’s criminals to see.

    Sticker #1. Thanks, now I know what school your kid goes to. Pedyphiles the world over love these stickers, I’m sure.

    Sticker #2. See my response to sticker #1.

    Sticker #3. Thank you. Now the robber behind you who’s been following you thepast few days has confirmed you don’t have a giant dog to rip his face off when he comes in to either a. rob your house b. do godknowswhat to the children who he now knows how many you have and roughly how old they are & their gender, and c. do godknowswhat to you. Again, see my response to Sticker #1.

    Sticker #4. Your friendly neighborhood identity thief or robber or killer or stalker now has confirmed that is DEFINITELY your car at certain places during certain times.

    It seems like this is just sooooo irresponsible, it’s insane! I have family & friends who are cops and/or career military and when I first got my car (and again, when I had kids) told me what I was thinking, don’t get those stickers. It gives too much information to the wrong people. They always tell me “Think like a criminal with everything you want to do to be sure you don’t put yourself in a vulnerable position for the criminals”.

    Now my pet peev? People not putting CURTAINS in their WINDOWS! Same idea as the stickers. Now the friendly neighborhood robber/rapist/murderer/stalker/basic all around criminal knows who you are, what you do, when, what you have, and how to get in and out. All he needs.

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      I must confess. That’s WAY deeper than i ever thought it through. I do think putting personal stuff up is stupid though. Either make your bumper stickers funny or don’t have them. I actually do have a bumper sticker and everyone around town (which is large BTW) knows the car but nobody ever bothers me.

      I have window treatments though!!!

      Have a great day

  12. Ege Denne
    July 21, 2011

    Haha I like :) I don`t have a car, but I`ve seen this here in Norway too :) not so much lately, new cars dont get stickers….

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      aren’t they stupid?

  13. Suzy
    July 21, 2011

    I found these little fake plastic hands at a novelty store once. I stuck them in the crack of the trunk so it looked like someone was trapped in there.

    Then I customized my license plate holder to say Honey, I Shrunk The Car.

    People always honked at me on the freeways. Then some asshole tried to steal them off my car and broke them.

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      I like that better than those fake half baseballs with the fake cracked window around it. Can’t believe somebody broke them. I’ve just always had my bitch bumpersticker (15 years now) and a peace frog.

  14. gramps
    July 21, 2011

    Here in Northern California there is only one b-sticker that resonates

    “THE DODGERS SUCK”

    Actually, one “In Memorium” sticker meant a lot and it was on a car that I didn’t know. It was for my deceased Son

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      Sorry about your son. My mom was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan and was always sad about the whole LA thing. We are Red Sox Fans.

      Dodgers suck is funny though. We hate the Yankees

  15. RedShoes51
    July 21, 2011

    What about if they had stick figures screwing? You know… doggy style… I mean, just tearing that stuff up….

    Would that be ok?

    HAR!!

    I do think I would have to have one of those now that I think about it!

    ~shoes~

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      Hmmmm…wouldn’t you get in trouble with something that graphic? I still wouldn’t put them up

  16. Rachel
    July 21, 2011

    Around here people have custom memorial stickers made for their cars. “In loving memory of Jane Doe, 1977 – 2011″ Why would you want something like that on your car?

    • Lynn
      July 21, 2011

      I have no idea! Someone else said that too! It’s odd

  17. RCB
    July 22, 2011

    Here’s what you could do, Lynn. Click on the link below and tell them this is what you want:

    ‘I don’t care about your bumper sticker and I sure as hell don’t care about you!’

    http://www.makestickers.com/

    Just saying…

    • Lynn
      July 22, 2011

      ahhh…i already have an awesome bumper sticker. Go back and read “in which i’m a bitch”

  18. Name *
    July 22, 2011

    I completely agree. I don’t give a rats ass if your kid is in Honor Roll, nor how many kids, animals you have. The memorial thing, while nice -I would NEVER do as it’s my own personal pain and I choose not to share it.

    I have MEAN PEOPLE SUCK, Rat City Roller Girls, Jack Skellington Face (Nightmare Befor Christmas)

    • Lynn
      July 22, 2011

      Mean people suck…good one

  19. ogladi
    July 23, 2011

    I can’t stand the Tinkerbelle stickers. Why would an adult do that? Or the marathon stickers: 26.2, or the half marathon stickers: 13.1. Um, yeah you’re a runner, good on you. Weird.

  20. Don E. Chute
    July 24, 2011

    Hey…My Daughter is a Whore and I resent that remark!!

    I never had anything good to say about my kids so my bumper sticker reads…

    My Kids SUCK the light out of me…How bout’ You?

    You read it here first…
    Aloha

  21. Raisel
    July 26, 2011

    I have yet to see those family bumper stickers with two dads or two moms. Where are those, HMMMM?

    Other bumper stickers I dislike – those stupid deer heads used by hunters, Southern “heritage not hate” bullshit, and anything that condones Sarah Palin in any way.

    A bumper sticker I can appreciate, though I wouldn’t put it on my car is: “YOU. Out of the gene pool.”

    • Lynn
      July 26, 2011

      Haven’t seen that one. Occasionally I see a sticker I like. Not too often though

  22. Julia Vaughn
    July 30, 2011

    I saw one in Chapel Hill about ten years ago which turned out to be too true. “Plants and animals are dying to make room for your fat ass.” But times changed and now people only care about their wedding dresses. Quit having kids everybody even though there are tons of them on every t.v. commercial to indoctrinate us. The planet is frigging full.

    • Lynn
      July 30, 2011

      Hahaha…well, I think having a few kids is ok…it’s the nuts with tons that are causing problems

  23. Sue O
    August 5, 2011

    My alltime favorite: “Ass, Gas, or Grass…Nobody Rides for Free”

  24. JULIAvaughn
    August 6, 2011

    MY FAVE WAS IN YOUR HOME STATE IN CHAPEL HILL TEN YEARS AGO. PLANTS AND ANIMALS ARE DYING TO MAKE ROOM FOR YOUR FAT ASS. (Not yours personally, Lynn.)

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