Friday, February 6, 2009

Your kid might be terrific

Today I was driving to work and this jerk would not let me get over.  They knew I had my turn signal on, I slowed down-they slowed down, I sped up-they sped up, pretty much being a world-class jackass.  Finally they got tired of their game (as I nearly missed my exit-which they also took but in the opposite direction) and they had this bumper sticker on their car:
I'm certain you've seen these obnoxious bumper stickers around town, or at least some variation of it.  Call me cynical, call me cold hearted, but doesn't it seem like the biggest jackasses on the road have these stickers?  It's almost like they have an excuse to be a tool if they make a self-proclaimed statement (that is not at all bias) that their kid is terrific.  

Odds are, their child is not terrific, their child is probably a pain in the ass.  Generally, kids imitate their parents, so despite the bumper sticker (which I have TONS of issues with) the kid will make your day horrible, scream in the grocery store and throw a fit in a restaurant.  Only to have the parent ignore it and do nothing as if their baby is a perfect angel and God's gift to the world. 

I think a more appropriate and accurate bumper sticker should read:

Don't get me wrong, you should encourage your children, build a healthy self-esteem, but really-modeling it is much more effective then a bumper sticker.

6 comments:

eb said...

It seems to me the 'excellence' crowd is a very specific culture. From what I can gather, they all have one thing in common - an rod up the ass so embedded you need a Mac truck to pull it out.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Eb-well said.

Carolyn said...

I think we should totally market your bumper sticker.

sheA said...

I like to bump into this cars...not slam- but Bump...just for a kick...makes for a great conversation started.."OooOOppps- my bad- just trying to read your stickers".....yes I am a dork, but YOU already knew that.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-along with those Jerseys!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Shea-this is why you are my people :-)