Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tie a yellow ribbon............

ok, so i'm driving home yesterday (actually paying attention this time) and i notice everyone has a ribbon magnet on their car. some more than one. some WAY more than one. for awhile everyone was running around with the yellow ones (i think thats lance armstrongs group) and thats when i quit paying attention to them. now there are pink (breast cancer) black and gold (steelers) red and black (firemen)etc......where does this end. one car yesterday had seven. thats right....SEVEN. ok people you can stop putting those on the car. as a matter of fact you can start taking some of them off your car. i did see one on the internet that said "i support whatevers trendy". thats the one for me. oh, and the same goes for the wrist bands. those are becoming ridiculous too, though if you match the colors to the ribbons on your car then that might be ok.
so maybe this is an indictment of those ribbons but maybe its an indictment of my driving. what have i been looking at for these last months on the drive home. i think i will look tonight and try to figure that out. maybe this is all bullshit but just maybe you should be glad you arent driving the same roads as me.

its hump day....get humpin

14 comments:

Me said...

Oh, wow...I've been having the same thoughts in regards to the magnets. You know what this means? If two people feel this way, there has to be more of us out there.

I think I feel a revolution brewing! ;)

I think I'll go get humpin now...

Spexial said...

lmao tell me about...too much shyt and i'll be damned if i ride around with 305897483927 ribbons on my car...

ccw said...

Yes, please get the damn ribbons off the cars.

I saw a yellow triangular "Baby on Board" sign the other day. I thought those died in the 80's. I hope those aren't making a come back.

halcyon67 said...

Those magnets are annoying as hell.

FreakinRican said...

I hate those damn bracelets. Damn it I know you support a cause that is trendy and that you donated $1 to. Don't extend yourself too far.

FJ said...

CCW,

I don't know if you know this, but as annoying as they are, those "Baby On Board" signs actually have a bit of a purpose beyond bragging about the fact that the car owner is a root rat.

They are used by emergency services personnel if the vehicle bearing the sign is in an accident... it makes them aware that there may be a baby in the back seat that they haven't seen yet.

Once they see the sign, they can then look for and treat the baby if there is one in or near the vehicle at the accident scene.

...FJ.

shoes said...

me....i agree. thanks for coming by and commenting
ccw....i hope they arent either
fj.....i understand but you know what works better...just looking through the back window.

FJ said...

Fair point mate, fair point, but what if the kid has been thrown out of the car or rolled onto the floor?

With the way some car accidents happen, it wouldn't be hard to miss a baby among all the chaos.

The ambos see the adults and the bigger kids first. Always.

The sign is a reason to look beyond what is immediately obvious.

thegamebrain said...

Support a cause and stick with it dammit! I agree wholeheartedly, whatever the hell is trendy will be on my wrist? Fuck that.

The baby signs can stay, but the ribbons have got to go.

Angel! said...

We should start a new movement: I give a damn about many causes but just won't show it to the whole world with wearing a silly/ugly bracelet.


Wanna buy my necklaces to support that new movement?!

Grrrrr...

Patsy Darling said...

You should create your own magnet. Make it leopard or zebra print and say you support wild animal fucking.

Michael K said...

I agree and I've thought this to myself many many times.

Blog ho said...

a fricken men, babycakes.

Pooke said...

The yellow ones were initially purchased by the National Guard. You could only buy them through the NG and they were $5; with the profits going to charities that benifit those associated with the Guard. That's where mine comes from.

But now they are being sold in the dollar store, with the profits going to some dude in India. Sad, but everyone has passions and if we're going to tolerate all kinds of free hate-mongering speech, we can at least tolerate someone with a Support the Troops magnet, can't we?