This happening in your patch?

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  1. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    I see more and more people driving around with for want of a better name I'm calling Remembrance Decals in their car windows.

    Something along the lines of 'In remembrance Bob Smith' with the DOB and DOD. Perhaps a graphic of a angel or a teddy bear or even a headstone

    This can range from someone who has passed in their adult years to a newborn

    I find it kind of odd, are you guys seeing this in your part of the country?
     
  2. Nathan

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    Oh yes, see it all the time here in the Dallas area. Many of them are rather large and cover the majority of the rear window as well. How these people can see out the back I have no idea.
     
  3. minimark

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    See it some around here too. Believe in remembering our loved ones but it all seems a bit morbid to me... Life goes on and I sure as heck wouldn't want some one driving around with my death on the side of their car like I'd know it if they did.....
     
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    Exactly
     
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    Yep...
    I've seen it here in Columbus. Also white crosses, sometimes very elaborate, with pictures of the deceased, along the freeway or intersections where accidents have occurred.
     
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    #6 YesIFit, Oct 7, 2010
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    Around here it's either that, or the little family of stick figures. (Speaking of, I saw a SUPER creepy one of those the other day. It was Dad, mom, son, son, daughter, dog and then a baby with wings flying over them.)

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    But, the ones that drives me NUTS (and I'm sorry if I offend someone that has one) are the stickers that have a child's name with a type of ball/sporting good and/or jersey number. ESPECIALLY when it's some little kid who's parents are obviously paying for the kid to participate in said sport/activity .. not because the kid has been chosen based on talent alone.

    When I was in HS (wasn't THAT long ago), my parents had a sticker with the name of our HS mascot on it, because they supported the whole team that I was on, not just me. Now, it's all about the individual kids instead of the team. As has been mentioned before, now it's all about everyone participating, everyone feeling good about his/her experience and making sure there are no "losers."
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    As always, just MHO, my $.02, YMMV, etc...
     
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    That is creepy.....
     
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    How about the ones with the "My child is an honor roll student at insert school name". But the same parent would never put "My child eats buggers while doing his homework" on the side of their car.....lol

    They make their kids feel so good about themselves that no one can stand the egotistical pricks when they get to.college....
     
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    The only ones we see around here are the 9-11 ones, with the "Never Forget".
     
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    Death decals: it started around here some time ago. Usually if you paid attention enough it was someone in their teens, or early to mid twenties. By the look of the cars and/or occupants it was usually some gang banger that walked in front of a bullet. I see them more now and it's still mostly youngings.

    Family decals: the ones that amaze me are the ones with names bellow the stick figures. How easy would it be for some seedy character to follow this person's child: "Hi Timmy, your mother Betsy has asked me to come pick you up so we can meet her and your brother Tommy and your sister Tammy for ice cream. By the way, I love your dog Tippy."

    Honor student decals: yes, we used to beat up the kids whose parents had those stickers.
     
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    I ought to start cutting extra stick figure people. We could covertly add another man into the family on the van in the grocery store parking lot and see how the husband takes it :lol:
     
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    This day and time it might just as well be the wife to get pissed...lol
     
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    Another one I had never seen till I moved to Texas is the sticker that has the High School logo, the name of the child, the sport(s)/activity(ies) they are involved in and the jersey number.

    Amazing how much info people will put on their vehicles to help identify the entire family.
     
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    It I had a sticker it would say, "Effin stickers suck."
     
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    I like that! :D

    I first saw these in the Hispanic community years ago, usually the whole back window was decorated with a cross, angels and other decorations and the info in script. I didn't know it had spread....

    I still only see it here on Hispanic-looking cars. How does a car "look" Hispanic or Latino? Wheels, interior, driver and passenger and the aforementioned cross in the back window, plus the info in Spanish of course.....

    This is in no way meant as a put down of the Hispanic community or it's members, BTW. Just the facts and observations.....
     
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    Here is some food for thought: What if the mural is on the window because the body is int he trunk? :devil:
     
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    Maybe in Jersey.......or Oakland or Detroit :D
     
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    I fell better now, as I see "all of the above" around here all the time and I thought it was just this area. I too think they are stupid or in bad taste. Another one I hate, is "baby on board". Now just exactly what is that suppose to make me do as a driver?????

    Jim
     
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    Nothing, they're just proud of their sperm count. LOL
     
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    Quick story:

    I once followed one of those "baby on board" stickers down a street. It was hanging in a window of a Jeep Cherokee, blocking both lanes and traveling about 20 miles bellow the speed limit with a train of cars behind it with me leading the train.

    Riding my horn for about a mile and a half, the driver finally choose to continue at the same rate of travel, but now only in the left lane. That did however leave me enough room to pull up to her open window.

    Me: What the hell is your problem?
    Her: points at the "baby on board sticker" and says "I have a baby in the car"
    Me: You also have three mirrors in the car. Why not pull to the side of a road and let those of us whose brain cell count did not drop with child birth get to where we are going.

    Sadly, all it got me was a confused look as I don't think she was able to process it.
     

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