In lieu of a suggestion…kind of

So Sunday’s the day I usually give you a suggestion of some sort – read this, see that, don’t waste your time, this is amazing, blah blah blah. Well I don’t really have a suggestion for you tonight.

But that doesn’t mean I’ll leave you hangin’. On nights like these, when I don’t have something I want to share, we’re going to have a little feature I’ll call “Irrational Pet Peeve of the Week.” I’ve been noticing lately that I have some of those. And I think you should be aware.

For our first-ever irrational pet peeve, we’ve got those decals on the back windows of people’s cars that have little stick people representing their family. Sometimes they have names underneath, sometimes there’s a dog or cat or someone’s holding a soccer ball…

I don’t know why they annoy me, really. But they do. I can’t help it. Maybe because EVERYONE seems to have them, at least over on my side of town. Be original. And now they’ve got like the flip-flop ones and stuff – whoo hoo, you can go to the beach all the time. And you have three kids. And little Jessi is a ballerina and Mike plays soccer. Oh and you have six cats? Wow.

If you’re gonna do something like that, make it unique. Make it your own. Make it more representative of your family than just some stick people. Any five-year-old could draw that yet someone has taken it and made it into thousands of bucks I’m sure because people want the drivers behind them to know exactly who might be in the car in front of them.

That said – and maybe I’m just a nerd, but I really don’t care – these are some that would be perfectly acceptable, in my opinion. (I’m somewhat partial to the Super Mario Bros. ones).

So. There you have it. It’s kind of a suggestion, I guess. Don’t put the little stick people family on your car window. Or I may have to re-evaluate my opinion of you.

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