Monday, September 01, 2008

I remember when there were only bumper stickers.

Today is Labor Day and I headed to the usual shopping areas to check out the holiday sales. There wasn’t anything that interested me. Don’t worry, this isn’t a shopping post but as I was pulling into Walmart (no hyphen), I parked behind this car that is pictured.

I know the family. The N’s can’t seem to get a break from tragedy. My Dad went to school with two brothers from that family. The first ended up in some kind of gambling brawl and was killed. The second one was my elementary school counselor—who committed suicide. Now I was looking at another member of that family that died young.

And that brings me to something else… I hate those “In Memory Of…” decals that put on their cars. Ugh. They give me the heebie jeebies. Putting up words on a car that should be on tombstone seems to be tempting fate considering how many people die in those contraptions.

4 comments:

Laurie said...

Here's one that is even worse. Some of the kids I teach have t-shirts, book marks, and pens that have "in memory of" on them. Talk about being out of my comfort zone the first time I had a parent ask me if I would like a pen with her father's name on it.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Yes, the heebie jeebies for sure and I think even worse is people are getting tattoos like this as well!

Some even after their pets death, that is just tacky.

David said...

@Laurie: I hope you looked at that parent and said, "Are you fucking kidding me?!" I'd die laughing if you did.

@Steven: Actually, I think tattoos are slightly bit better since they are permanent (unlike a car). The one on Jamie Denton looks okay.

I draw an absolute line at animals.

Laurie said...

Actually my exact comment, before I could stop myself was "No thanks that's just a little too creepy for me." Had to back peddle to get myself out of that one.