We certainly live in an era of sharing our feelings, activities and every waking thought. I love Facebook and Twitter, so it is not like I want it to stop, but I have to draw the line on sharing somewhere! And I have decided that the back of your car is where I am drawing my imaginary line in the sand. Seriously what is going on with people’s cars these days?
What has happened that we now feel the need to drive around with personal details about our lives on our cars? I don’t care about your initials, your breed of dog, your political preference or that you got crabs at Dirty Dicks for that matter. So what if you are a beach girl, or a scuba diver or you that love Ford and/or Chrysler. And why would you put on your car that you are a diva, a princess or worst of all the B-word? And it isn’t because I am anti-anything. I love most things; I am actually very tolerant of other people’s views and tastes. I just don’t want to read about it on your bumper.
It’s getting insane. I can see you have kids in the car. Do I need the stick people drawings that tell me the exact count, their favorite activity and your number of pets? I don’t care about the #24 or #48 car in NASCAR! And quit it with the athletic bragging. You do triathlons, good for you. I can eat an entire pizza in one sitting, you don’t see a pizza decal on the back of my car do you? And is the car really the appropriate place to memorialize someone? That just depresses me.
There has to be something’s that we can keep to ourselves and not feel the need to share, right? Ironically, I am a classic over-sharer. I will tell you anything you want to know, including horrible things about my pregnancy. I’ll tell you about my infertility. I’ll tell you about anything. But I keep it pretty simple on my car. Here are things I feel are ok to put on your car:
- School related stickers. School pride rules!
- A Charlotte Smarty Pants magnet (yes I have one on my car, and it is the only thing on my car and it is there because Jen Plym would kill me if I didn’t have it there)
- Sports team support (professional or local kid’s teams) everyone has a favorite team and that is good to share in my book!
You can agree or think I am nuts, it’s ok. Anything out there that just blows your mind on people’s cars?