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What is it with Bumper Stickers ?
Bumper Stickers ? ............
...........being a private person, I really don't understand. Not that I'm antisocial, a hermit, or have anything to hide, just that I don't want to tell complete strangers what I'd rather be doing, where I go to church and if I do, who I vote for, what I want legal that isn't or illegal something that is, what medicine I take, who or what or what cause I've donated money, where my kids go to school and if their honor students or not, If I have a baby on board, what music I like or a concert I've been to, what kind of pet I have, what other car I drive, what I eat and whether it has a face or not, whether I'm single or not or what and who I like to sleep with, or do I want a stranger to know what I think about a certain gender.
And nor would I want to advertise for a certain business without getting paid for it. Nor do I have the need to enlighten a stranger with witticisms, quotes or trying to make this stranger smile with a sticker of what I think is funny. And I certainly don't want to take this stranger's thoughts and attention away from this dangerous activity of driving. After all, that's why we're on the road. Have there been car accidents caused by bumper stickers, as there are from drivers on cell phones or texting?
What causes people to do this? To destroy the resale value of their car. Are they so infatuated with themselves and their ideas that they now know all the answers for others? Is this sharing thing gone way too far?
At a time I thought all this activity was endemic to North America, until I went to Mexico. There I found bumper stickers like: 'Take me to America' - 'Hire the Alien' - 'we work cheap' - 'That damn Reo Grande' - 'Drug Cartels Rule' - 'My other car is a donkey' - 'Date my Mommy she virgin' - 'Honk if you love the Pope' - 'The pope loves Mexico' - 'My child can't read' - 'Picker on board' - 'Nobody does it like a Mexican' .................just kidding, of course!
Then I went to Cuba and found: 'Honk if you love Castro' - 'That damn ocean' - 'Sell my soul for a boat' - 'We love Cigars and Sugarcane' - 'Who needs the rest of the world' - 'Freedom Sucks' - 'See what the government can do' - 'How far to Miami?' ..........just kidding of course.
Then I went to the United Kingdom and found: 'We love taxes' - 'The Queen Rules' - 'Who needs tourists' - 'Never knew a Monarchy I didn't like' - 'England has the best food' - 'It's a Kilt not a Dress' - 'Damn Yanks' - 'Give Ireland back to the Irish' - 'Irish have always gone GREEN' - 'Real men are Pagan' - 'Celts make better lovers' .............just kidding, of course.
Then I went to the Middle East, well, better not; don't want to have a death warrant out on me for this little ol' hub page! It certainly aint worth it. My point is that it is endemic to North America. No body in their right mind would put these stickers on their car in another country, especially the Middle East.......oh well, can't resist, maybe just this one, 'The bomb is up my ass,' now that would be a singular bumper sticker to see on a car in Iran. Oh maybe just another one, 'My other car is a camel'