My Bumper Sticker Dilemma
If you didnâ€™t know already, I have one bumper sticker on my car and itâ€™s this one:
I got this years ago at a little store in Salem, MA and I couldnâ€™t resist. My getting this sticker was not meant to offend anyone or make a big statement, I was just stating that I preferred cats over kids and that this was ok.
I havenâ€™t gotten as many negative responses as one might think. The worst I got was some guy who asked me what the bumper sticker meant, I told him and he huffed and walked away. I wonâ€™t get into what that kind of response makes me think about the person.
Mostly Iâ€™ve gotten positive responses and mostly from women with children. I think mostly they are joking about how they would have been better off having cats instead of kids. I think itâ€™s funny though that mothers are who I get the best response from.
Iâ€™ve often wondered if some drivers are more assholes to me because of the sticker or just because they are Massholes. Then there was the weird response on another car I got from this bumper sticker that I wrote about here.
The issue now is I think I need to get rid of it. I am taking on a lot of photo shoots and often the photo shoots involve children so I donâ€™t want to make the wrong impression. I actually did a maternity shoot a while ago and the mother-to-be (a friend of mine) actually commented on it in a negative tone.
I was thinking of just covering it up with another bumper sticker but all I have are these old ones I never used:
Pro Child Pro Choice
Child Alienation Is Child Abuse
Feminism is the Radical Notion That Women Are People
Iâ€™m not sure any of those are the direction I want to go, maybe the feminism or maybe Iâ€™ll just find a new one. Iâ€™ll be sad to see my bumper sticker go, I loved it while it lasted.
ps. I forgot to mention that several times I’ve noticed people taking a picture of my bumper sticker while sitting in traffic =)