I am not personally fond of bumper stickers. I prefer a one on one exchange rather than a drive-by introduction. But admittedly I may be in the minority since on some days it’s possible to read my way through every intersection.
Even though I limit myself to a decal from the art museum, I do admire the reckless pluckiness of these slogan lovers.
They are proud of their political views and typically rock solid in their religious beliefs. They revel in their labels: a parent of an honor student, a grandmother of a shih tzu or a cheerful retiree. They mutely rant, rave and rally around good works and obscure causes.
Many strive to entertain, a legion of sit-down comedians passing along one liners:
Boldly Going Nowhere.
I have the body of a God…Buddha.
What is a free gift? Aren’t all gifts free?
Forget World Peace. Visualize using your turn signal.
I saw one of the best bumper sticker matches today. It was a gleaming new model BMW luxury convertible. The slogan? DRIVEN.