What is over the top? Is this a way to express yourself? Is it a form of identifying yourself with a certain belief or group? Is it to let the world know what state or town you have visited on vacation (although, FYI I have no idea what most of these black on white initials stand for — all I know is OBX means Outer Banks)? Is it a form of proclaiming your political choices?
We have a “Jesus fish” on the back of Rich’s car. When we owned the Volvo we had a “Choose Life” bumper sticker on the back of it. One identifies our beliefs. The other identifies something we passionately stand for.
A neighbor of mine has many, many bumper stickers all over the back of his red Neon. Most of them are offensive to me. Being that I’m a resident of a Southern state, I would venture to believe that his bumper stickers are offensive to the majority of people who live here — esp the African American and Latin American folks. His stickers make me believe he may be a white supremecist. Gives me the chills in a bad way — the heebie jeebies.
What is it with the little boys peeing on things? Or how about all the redneck girl ones I’ve been seeing lately? Since when did being a redneck become a good thing? Is that because of Jeff Foxworthy? Have you ever noticed, regardless of how funny his jokes are, being a redneck according to him puts you in a group of unstable or unclean or bad mannered or ignorant people? And then there are the fake bullet holes. Nice.
My new favorite is “my child beat up your honor student”. Ummm, that is probably the ignoramous who comments on my family size in the produce section of the grocery store. I’m convinced of it.
Some gray hairs down here have this one “my dog is smarter than your honor student”. Seems to me that your dog is smarter than you at least. However, I highly doubt your dog can unravel an algebraic equation or find North Dakota on a map. Now that I type that out… can you?? Unlikely.
There are milder forms that don’t really annoy anyone, I suppose.
“Go Buckeyes” [or insert your fav team]
“Have a Good Day!” [that’s someone who won’t flip you off in traffic]
“If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you” [great safety tip — I’ll keep my distance, thanks!]
“Baby on board” [I guess that means you want me to be extra careful]
There are mean bumper stickers. Religious ones. Funny ones. Dumb ones.
I think I might just stay away from bumper stickers from now on. I don’t want anyone judging me based on what something says on the back of my vehicle.
What is your opinion
of bumper stickers?
Do you have any?
What do they say?
Which ones annoy you