Random Thought: Bumper Sticker Wisdom

22 Sep

The smiley face is what makes this un-preachy.

Do you ever notice that the shittier the car a person has, the more knowledge they have to impart? The guy in the Mercedes never has anything to tell you, but the bearded guy with the 20 year old Volkswagon has solutions to everything from our dependence on fossil fuels, to creating world peace, to living a happy life. The old guy driving the paintless, rusted dump truck is quoting scripture in huge letters.

“With God, everything’s possible.”

-Matthew 17:20

That’s so ironic it’s terrible. And really, I can’t feel bad for you and follow your advice. You need to pick one.


11 Responses to “Random Thought: Bumper Sticker Wisdom”

  1. Simon September 22, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    So true, how many cab drivers talk to you like they are the sum of all wisdom?

  2. Gutman Braun September 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    This is logical though, you just have to look at it this way:

    You see, successful people are too busy being successful to think about deeper matters, so it’s only unsuccessful people that really know the mysteries of life. And if they weren’t spending their time contemplating these profundities – and offering them for you at no charge (which only proves that their too idealistic: free advice wont pay for a new car) – they’d be doing things that divert those energies into more superficial and productive endeavors. Ya follow?

    • itchemeyer September 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

      I think you’re right about that. There are thinkers and doers, and you rarely have someone very good at both.

  3. frum single female September 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    i think they need the snappy bumper sticker to distract from the not so snazzy car that they are driving

  4. Baal Habos September 23, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    I drive an old car not because I have wisdom to impart, it’s because I get less neighborhood locals hitting me up for loans and for donations to mosidos that I despise.

    • itchemeyer September 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

      My uncle said that if he ever wins the lottery, the only thing he’d do is pay off his debts and trade in his old crown victoria for a new one. “More than that and you screw up everything with your friends and relatives.”

      • anon September 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

        why not just kill his friends and relatives, and then live it up in brazil?

        • itchemeyer September 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

          Well, he’s kind of old. I don’t think he could take all of us.

  5. Blues Music September 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

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