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'My Kids Are Great' Car Stickers - Who Cares?  
User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I'm sick of seeing bumper (sorry fender) stickers that say 'my child is an honor roll student at such-and-such a school'.

Do they think that people care? Does it give the parent the thought that he/she themselves is clever?

Man, enough already!

Another one that caused amusment (or bemusement) recently was 'I know someone who was murdered'. What? Why do they need to put this on their car? Do they think that the person in the car behind them is going to stop being a murderer just because they saw this?!

Anyone else got gripes with bad stickers?

BF


Fortune favours the brave
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

I'm a fan of the ones that say, "My kid beat up your honor student," or something like that. I always get a kick out of those.

I really can't stand any stickers that are purely bragging about their kids' or their own accomplishments. You don't get anything out of impressing other drivers, and if anything it probably just makes people pissed at you.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

LOL...this is one of those psychological issues with the parents who have to post their kids sucess to justify their unsucess. They are a joke.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting Newark777 (reply 1):
"My kid beat up your honor student


Yup, just about my favorite!  rotfl 

The other one I really like:

My Kid Knocked Up Your Honor Student  wideeyed  thumbsup 


User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (reply 0):
Do they think that people care? Does it give the parent the thought that he/she themselves is clever?


Nope. It tells the kid that you are proud of them. It matters, a lot.

Quoting XJRamper (reply 2):
LOL...this is one of those psychological issues with the parents who have to post their kids sucess to justify their unsucess. They are a joke.


Tell us about your kids...

****

I knew a lot more about kids and about how a parent should act... before I had a kid of my own.

Come to think of it, I knew a lot more about everything when I was younger. I knew it all. All more complicated, now...



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Twenty-five years ago, I had one that said, "Have you slugged your kid today?" It was a take-off on the then-popular slogan: Have you hugged your kid today?

Current favorites:
"My karma ran over your dogma"
"God is coming and is she pissed!"

Mark


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

My favorites are the "My child is an honor student at ----- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL." Give me a freaking break, if your kid isn't an honor student in elementary school, they are a freaking dope. Another good one is "My child is an honor student at [insert inner-city high school here]." I just roll my eyes and think, ooohhh, that had to been tough to be an honor student there when the average SAT score is a 700.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

I think they are stupid, they are just stupid stickers that make parents proud. I am an honor roll student S.A.S. is what they call it here but at the end of the day it does not matter until you go to college.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting SCCutler (reply 4):
I knew a lot more about kids and about how a parent should act... before I had a kid of my own.

Come to think of it, I knew a lot more about everything when I was younger. I knew it all. All more complicated, now...


Knowing a lot of the parents with these kinds of stickers, I see that a lot of it is because of the parents, not the kids. These are the parents who think their kids are absolutely perfect, without question, and are just the next best thing. They will step over other people to get the best for their kids, without thinking twice about others. I am not saying this is what you are like, you are probably a great dad, but these are the kind of people I commonly see with the stickers, and part of the reason I despise them so much.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

It's not your car...and besides, I feel it's refreshing when you see parents actually care about their kids! I went to the supermarket last night and when this little boy asked his mom if she needed help putting the groceries into the car (this was at 1am mind you, and the boy was about 6 or 7) the mom was on the cellphone ignoring him and when he asked her two times after that she hit him in the face and told him "boy you better shut the hell up unless you want a whoopin!" I wanted to go and hit that lady in the face! I have a feeling that kid won’t be the most productive member of society..

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

I have a feeling a sticker isn't going to help that kid much.  Wink

That lady does sound like a bitch, though. Poor kid.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting 174thfwff (reply 9):
the mom was on the cellphone ignoring him and when he asked her two times after that she hit him in the face and told him "boy you better shut the hell up unless you want a whoopin!



Some people shouldn't breed . . . .

But I'd make a bet the "Mom's" childhood was similar . . . .


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

I remember seeing one once that said "Your kid is an honor student, but your still a moron"


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Quoting CanadianNorth (reply 12):
"Your kid is an honor student, but your still a moron"


I have that one, however my folks wouldn't let me stick it on the Airbusmobile for fear someone would take offense to it...lame!  Yeah sure

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Everytime I see a sticker like that, I immediately tell them they are number 1 with a particular finger......not really, but I should.

-SOAC



Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2207 times:

Well you can blame all of that on the self esteem movement. Today, there are no such thing as regular kids anymore. They are all "gifted" or "special" kids. No parents would stand for it. Even if your kid walks with a severe limp, drools like a basset hound, and didn't utter his first words until age 13, he'd still be, someway, somehow, "gifted".

Amazing.


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2201 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (reply 0):
(sorry fender) stickers


who says fender sticker?


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2197 times:

I've been thinking about a spoof for my dad's car: "My son arrested the kid that beat up your honor student."

User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting IAH777 (reply 17):
My son arrested the kid that beat up your honor student.


haha, I'm not a fan of "honor student" stickers, I've thought that the "beat up" stickers are kinda funny but low-class, but that one takes the cake.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2185 times:

Another good parody of the Honor stickers:

My child's on the Warden's List @ Sing Sing.

The worst offenders are those that have the entire back of the car covered in those "Honor Student" stickers. I could care less if your kids an honor student at a local school. I'm honestly surprised that there are even honor students at the schools in my area, at least from the way the school system is run.


A sticker I like (but would never put on my car) goes:

My Inner Child Is A Mean Fucker!


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2181 times:

My child's on the Warden's List @ Sing Sing

I've seen a nice variation: "My son has perfect attendance at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice" Big grin


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting SLC1 (reply 16):
who says fender sticker?


I think this is what's meant by a Fender sticker:



User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (reply 21):
Quoting SLC1 (reply 16):
who says fender sticker?


Isn't a fender in the US what we'd call a bumper in the UK?

I'm caught between the devil and the deep blue sea having lived in the UK and now moved to the US.

BF

PS And is that a first on a.net - quoting a quote?



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (reply 22):
Isn't a fender in the US what we'd call a bumper in the UK?


I've confused myself thinking about it, but they are called bumper stickers. Say fender stickers, and you will get some odd looks.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (reply 22):
Isn't a fender in the US what we'd call a bumper in the UK?


well i guess we say fender too, but for the most part i think bumper is more common, I always say bumper


25 USAFHummer : Yet we call a minor car collision a "fender bender," not a "bumper bender"...just some food for thought... Greg
26 SLC1 : well bumper bender doesn't rhyme
27 Cptkrell : Personal message bumper stickers are for the most part boring (IMHO), and I hardly take note. But, I succombed to answering a frustration years ago wi
28 Pilotaydin : those student stickers arent that bad i guess, i saw them in the south, a little too much but dear god, the one's the PISSED me off for some strange r
29 TACAA320 : I have the same feeling. Try to avoid looking at them. Is that simple.
30 Flight152 : I have that one, however my folks wouldn't let me stick it on the Airbusmobile for fear someone would take offense to it...lame Greg, did the new Volv
31 Post contains images MIAspotter : LOL well luckily you don't see many bumper stickers here in the UK, but when I lived in Miami the one I remember the most was "My son had sex with you
32 JetService : A fender and bumper are different parts of the car anyway. The fender is another name for the quarterpanel. The bumper is just the bumper.
33 Lekohawk : I think the fender is just the portion of the quarterpanel that is immediately surrounding the wheel well, and tends to "stick out" a little further.
34 Post contains images Lehpron : Some people really get into their kids lives, unlike others. You will always see those this time of year, it is when fall semester gradesor fall quar
35 PROSA : Then there's always "I Suport Publik Skools"
36 Post contains images DeltaGuy : ...as if those stupid stickers are going to make me stop my speeding or slow down around their minivans DeltaGuy
37 Bill142 : I want to get a sticker which says "Yes this is my ute and no I won't help you move" I've seen a few cars with them but never found one in the shops.
38 BristolFlyer : I saw a 'Baby on Board' sticker in the back of a minivan in the UK a couple of months back and the driver was on her mobile driving really badly. She
39 TACAA320 : I just buy one that says: "I hate bumper stickers".
40 Post contains images JGPH1A : In (proper) English speaking countries, the term is "bumper-bashing".
41 707CMF : I need a sticker that says "My other car is a Kilo Fox !" Cheers, 7°7
42 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : UTA
43 Xpat : I saw a good one yesterday: "My dog is smarter than your honor roll student"
44 Post contains images PHLBOS : I couldn't stand those 'Baby On Board' signs that were out back in the mid-to-late '80s. I do like the parody signs that subsequently came out. Some o
45 Banco : Really? I'm bit thrown by this, because I too always thought that Americans used fender where we use bumper. I thought "fender to fender" meant exact
46 Seb146 : When I am working, I see a lot of stickers. I can not stand the ones about "My child is a perfect student at ****** School." So what? Does that make u
47 Post contains images Lehpron : I doubt she expected anything from you, more like you think she expect something form you. Don't make the issue about you, that said people think abo
48 Sacflyer : I want this one: My honor roll student beat up the school bully!
49 Ups707 : This is exactly what my wife has as her license plate frame on her car... "My Border Collie is smarter than your honor Student" So far the only comme
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